Hanukkah Rugelach Hack

Hanukkah Rugelach Hack
Yield: 16 rugelach Bake 20 mins


  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, plus 1/2 Tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 round refrigerated piecrust
  • 3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Make It

1. In a small bowl, toss together walnuts, 2 Tbs. sugar, and cinnamon. Unroll piecrust and spread whipped cream cheese on top. Sprinkle the walnut mixture over the cream cheese, then slice dough into 16 wedges (a pizza cutter works well). Starting at the outside edge, roll each wedge toward the point. Transfer the rugelach to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with egg wash (egg whisked with water) and sprinkle with 1/2 Tbs. sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F until dough is puffy and golden brown, about 20 minutes.