In Israel, you will find fresh rugelach right out of the oven in most neighborhood bakeries. As people prepare for their weekend, you will see them lining up to buy these delicious pastries before they sell out.
Now you can make your own summer version of rugelach right in your own home. Our friends at The Nosher have combined ingredients from the summer classic – s’mores – and this popular Israeli treat. Try it now!
2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
¼ cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cup marshmallow fluff
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 ¼ cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water for egg wash
Cream the butter and cream cheese together in a mixer until light. Add sugar and salt. With the mixer on its lowest speed, add the flour ½ cup at a time until a dough forms.
Place dough onto a well floured surface and shape into a ball. Cut the ball into quarters and wrap each with plastic. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour. If making ahead of time, you can also freeze the dough at this point.
Right before you’re ready to take the dough out, prepare the marshmallow filling. Place 2 cups of the marshmallow fluff in a medium size microwavable bowl. Microwave for 10-15 seconds so that the fluff becomes easier to spread.
On a well floured surface, roll each ball out into a 8 inch circle. This dough can be sticky, so sprinkle more flour as necessary. Spread the marshmallow fluff across the dough in a thin layer. Sprinkle ¼ cup of mini chocolate chips and ¼ c crushed graham crackers. Use a pizza cutter to cut the circle into 12 wedges. Start by slicing the circle into quarters and then slice thirds into each quarter to ensure your rugelach will be evenly sized. Roll each wedge up, starting with the wider side.
Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush each cookie with egg wash and sprinkle with remaining graham cracker crumbs.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes until browned. Let cool on a wire rack and enjoy.