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Baked Rugelach with powdered sugar

Jam and Nuts Rugelach

Everyone needs a good rugelach recipe when Fall rolls around. This tasty pastry is packed with a sweet filling and goes perfect with a hot cup of coffee.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword rugelach cookies
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 60 Units
Calories 194kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Mix flour, sugar and yeast in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter till mixture resembles a coarse meal.
    Butter added into the flour mixture in a large mixing bowl
  • Add cream cheese and egg yolks and mix well. The dough should look a bit crumbly.
    Cream cheese added into the batter in the KitchenAid mixing bowl
  • Form the dough into a ball and place in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let the dough chill in a fridge for at least 2 hours.
    Dough mixture in a large mixing bowl
  • Run walnuts through a grinder or blend in a blender. Be sure not to overmix them or else they will turn into a nut butter!
    Walnuts that have been run through a blender in a bowl
  • Combine walnuts, powdered sugar and jam all together until the texture is creamy. Don't be worried if your filling doesn't look just like mine. Depending on the jam you use, your filling might be a different color and have a slightly different texture.
    The mixture of walnuts, powdered sugar and jam in a bowl
  • Roll the dough in small pieces. Roll it into a thin, long rectangular shape. Apply the filling onto the dough and roll it into a long roll.
    Dough, a rolling pin and flour on the table
  • Cut the roll into two-inch pieces. Place them on a lined baking sheet, leaving space between the rolls.
    Rugelach dough with filling cut into pieces
  • Bake the pastries at 350°F for 30-40 min, or until golden and puffed.
    Baked Rugelach with powdered sugar


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.7mg