RECIPE: Hanukkah Rugelach From Disney
Have you started making your holiday cookies yet!? If not, we’re here to give you a jumpstart with a recipe that you’re sure to love! D23, Disney’s Official Fan Club recently shared a Rugelach recipe that we just couldn’t wait to share with you.
This traditional Hanukkah treat is sure to be a favorite during your next holiday gathering and the recipe is simple enough that the whole family can get in on the baking fun!
And if you’re lucky enough to be visiting the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays be sure to check out the L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen as well as the storyteller on hand to share some special holiday traditions.
- 21/2 cups flour
- 6 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes 6 oz cream cheese, cold and cut into small cubes 1 large egg yolk
Filling Ingredients (Chocolate filling, as shown)
- For a chocolate filling as shown 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
Other Filling Ideas
- Nuts or dried fruits
- Food processor
Step 1: Make the dough
- (In a food processor) Add the flour, sugar, and salt, and pulse a few times to mix. Add the cubes of butter, cream cheese, and egg yolk. Pulse until the dough starts to combine into a moistened consistency, maybe half a minute. Remove the dough and place onto a flour-dusted work surface. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth. (Or, cut the ingredients together using a pastry cutter.)
- Separate into 3 equal amounts. At this point, decide which shape the rugelach will be. Either the spiral or the crescent shape—or both as shown.
- For the spiral shape: roll out the dough in a rectangle shape about 1/2” thick. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour. For the crescent shape, roll out the dough in a circular shape about 1/2” thick. Wrap and refrigerate the dough. If desired, refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Step 2: Make the filling
- Break the chocolate into small pieces and place into a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30-second intervals, stirring the melted chocolate with the un-melted. (Or use a double boiler method.)
- Stir in the sugar and salt. The mixture will be grainy.
Step 3: Roll out the dough
- Line the baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375°.
- For the spiral shape, roll out the dough to about 1/8” thickness on a lightly floured surface in a rectangle shape. Spread the warm filling onto the rectangle leaving a small amount of dough around the edges free of filling. Roll the dough in a tube shape. Chill the dough again for about 30 minutes. When cool, cut about 1” thick pieces with a sharp knife. Place the pieces with the seam down onto the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
- For the crescent shape, roll out the dough in a circular shape to about 1/8” thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out shapes like a pizza. Apply the filling and then roll each cookie ending with the point.
TIP: Be sure the chocolate filling is warm when it is applied to the dough. Work quickly when rolling the dough before it cools. Place the cookies on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on a rack.
You can print out a copy of the recipe from D23 here- D23-2021-Hanukka-Recipes-Cookies
Readers are encouraged to keep following with MickeyBlog for more holiday eats and treats
Have you heard the news!? Disney World packages are currently available through 2022! Book your getaway with ME before the end of 2021 and I’ll throw in a Disney Gift Card!* Plus 1 lucky family will be picked each month to receive a special in-room delivery from Disney Floral & Gifts! Simply fill out my form below to get your FREE, no obligation quote!
With new policies and procedures in place for next year, there’s never been a better time to work with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner who can help you navigate through Disney World’s new way of doing things! Just fill out my form HERE to get your FREE, no-obligation quote. Alternatively, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow along on Facebook