Chocolate Cherry Rugalach IMAGE Image by: Chocolate Cherry Rugalach IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

Chewy, crunchy and sticky—these fruity, chocolaty bites have it all! A mix of jam and dried fruit in the filling delivers maximum cherry flavour without being overly sweet.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015

Ingredients

Dough:
  • 1 pkg cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Filling:
  • 3/4 cups HERSHEY Pure Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cups toasted pecans
  • 3/4 cups dried cherries
  • 3/4 cups cherry jam
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar

Method

Dough: In large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until fluffy; beat in sugar, almond extract and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk flour with salt; stir into cream cheese mixture in 2 additions just until combined. Divide dough into thirds; shape into discs. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Filling: Meanwhile, in food processor, pulse together chocolate chips, pecans and dried cherries until finely chopped. Set aside.

Assembly: Between waxed paper or on lightly floured work surface, roll out dough, 1 disc at a time, into 12-inch (30 cm) circle. Chill for 15 minutes. Spread with 1/4 cup of the cherry jam. Cut into 12 wedges. Sprinkle one-third of the chocolate chip mixture over dough, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border. Starting at wide end, roll up each wedge, pressing tip to adhere. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Brush with egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar. (Make-ahead: Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 325?F (160?C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until edges are golden, about 35 minutes. Let cool completely on pans.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 69 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 165.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 46 mg
  • Cholesterol 22 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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