SECRET INGREDIENT: cherry preserves
Rugelach is a decadent treat, and the best ones are almost always homemade. Typically they are filled with raisins, chocolate, or cinnamon and sugar, but this version goes in another direction and takes full advantage of the tangy-sweet flavor of cherry preserves.
Need cookies on hand for the holidays? Make a batch or two of these rugelach. Cool completely, then freeze in zip-close freezer bags for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.
- prep 45 min cook 20 min
IngredientsNumber of servings: Makes 4 dozen
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup cherry preserves
- 1 cup very finely chopped walnuts