Rugelach with Cream Cheese Filling

Rugelach with Cream Cheese Filling

Kasey 1

"I took a rugelach recipe and invented my own filling with cream cheese instead of fruit spread. It came out so tasty I had to share it!"


1 h 55 m servings 179 cals
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Original recipe yields 32 servings



  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat the margarine and 1 package of cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, and vanilla. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Mix 1 package of cream cheese with the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, cinnamon, hot chocolate mix, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. Divide dough into four equal portions. Roll each portion of dough into a 10 to 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Spread a thin layer of the chocolate filling on each circle. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge, starting with the wide end. Place the cookie point-side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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  1. 11 Ratings


I followed this recipe exactly like it was written just today and after tasting one, I'll say it deserves 5 starts. They were easy to make and well worth trying. The only thing I did extra was...

Just finished baking a batch. They turned out so good I had to post a pic. We changed the way they were rolled after first round of dough. Top in pick is half of the cresent shape, they were to ...

These were very good. Easy to make. I used mini chocolate chips and cut the circle into 12 triangles to make enough for my cookie exchange. Very tasty. I almost didn't put all of the cinnamon in...

I've never made Rugelach before. This recipe was easy but, time consuming. The dough was a dream to work with since I am not very good w/cookie dough and rolling out. In fact, I don't really enj...

I had a hard time with the soft dough. Next time I will leave out the chocolate chips and sprinkle them on top instead of trying to spread them in the filling. This is a very good not too sweet ...

tried both using triangles of dough and rolling the cookies up and just having a giant rectangle of dough, covered with filling and rolled up and cut into 1 inch rounds using the sewing thread g...

these were pretty dry and they tasted like flower. i used 1tbsp of vanilla extract instead of the 2teaspoon in the recipe. i also used 3/4 c sugar (in the dough). these were pretty easy to make ...

I actually cut the recipe in half. But since I was shy 2 oz on the cream cheese, I substituted that with sour cream. Putting 3 oz of cream cheese and 1 oz of sour cream in the crust and then aga...

Recommend cutting the wedges before putting on the filling. Less messy. I used mini-chocolate chips rather than the regular size.