Tested till perfect Chocolate Hazelnut Rugalahs

Chocolate Hazelnut Rugalahs

Cream cheese dough is the mark of this classic Jewish cookie.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Holiday Celebrations: 2007

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  • Portion size 44 cookies


  • 1 pkg (8 oz/250 g) 1pkg (8 oz/250 g)cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 1cupbutter, softened
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1 cup 1cupchocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup 1cupsliced hazelnuthazelnuts
  • 1 1eggeggs, beaten
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Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until fluffy; beat in sugar and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa and salt ; stir into cream cheese mixture in 2 additions. Form into rectangle; quarter and shape into rectangles. Wrap each and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

On floured surface, roll 1 of the quarters into 12- x 8-inch (30 x 20 cm) rectangle. Spread with one-quarter of the hazelnut spread; sprinkle with one-quarter of the hazelnuts. Starting at long side, roll into tight log.

Cut log into twelve 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick slices. Arrange slices upright, 1/4 inch (5 mm) apart, on prepared pan; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. (Make-ahead: Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw before baking.)

Brush tops with egg. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until darkened and firm to the touch, 20 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool.

Additional information : Tip: Unless otherwise noted, cookies can be stored between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

Nutritional Information Per cookie: about

cal 141 pro 2g total fat 10g sat. fat 5g
carb 10g fibre 1g chol 22mg sodium 54mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 4 vit A 6 folate 7
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