Our Tuesdays With Dorie--Baking With Julia recipe this time is for a delightful cookie called Rugelach. I loved these when we made them for Tuedays With Dorie BFMHTY way back in November 2008. Todays recipe is a bit different from that rugelach, but is equally as good.
I did do a few things different from the recipe. I can’t help it! I made only 1/4 of the cream cheese pastry dough because I knew that Kevin doesn’t like this kind of cookie (like pie crust—which I love, too)! Then as I read about the fillings and topping, I kind of decided to just do my own thing and I skipped topping the pastries with more sugar. So here’s what I used—orange marmalade, the cinnamon/sugar mixture and some mini chocolate chips. I just spread the marmalade on the rolled out dough, then sprinkled the cinnamon/sugar over that and added the chocolate. I had no problems rolling up the dough. And then I kind of cheated and instead of chilling the dough another 4 hours to overnight, I stuck it in the freezer while I preheated the oven. After about 15-20 minutes, I cut the roll into slices and laid them flat on the baking sheet to bake them.
They turned out really nice and taste great! The ones in Dorie’s book look great as they are chock full of nuts and dried fruit and lots of cinnamon/sugar in them and more on the top. I just felt a little lazy as I got ready to finish making them. And I’m not disappointed at all. ;)
I’m so happy to be taking this opportunity to bake from Baking With Julia along with the rest of the Tuesdays With Dorie groupies. Can’t wait for more!