Tuesday, November 4, 2008

TWD: Rugelach - better late than never

Just a quick post today. As usual, I waited until the last minute to make these and ran into family issues last night while waiting for the dough to chill. My 10 year had to make amends with her best friend and so we pulled out the Easy-Bake oven, made her a sugar cookie and my daughter and I delivered it (with a long note of apology). Problem solved, best friends again, all is right with the world.



So we rescued the friendship, but I didn't get around to finishing the Rugelach until today.



I used apricot preserves, dried cherries and white chocolate chips to make these and the flavors came together beautifully. In the recipe, Dorie suggests cutting the rolled out dough into 4 squares and cutting those into triangles. I just ended up cutting it up like a pizza and ended up with 12 slices for each round of dough - so only 24 cookies. I didn't think these were extra large, but maybe my eyes, and tummy, like the bigger size (I'm guessing my hips won't like these larger rugelach though :-)



I was successful in stowing these in the freezer (except for the one I had for purely R&D purposes, of course) and plan on pulling them out for Christmas. Check out Piggy's Cooking Journal for the recipe and be sure to check on all the other TWD bakers here.

11 comments:

Beth said...

Yum! I'm a fellow TWD baker, and I was thinking that it would be nice if we all could chip in and get Laurie some small token/gift for all the work she does. Would you be willing to contribute? If I can get enough people, it would only be about $1 per person. No pressure :-) Let me know! bethberg12@yahoo.com

pinkstripes said...

How cute...how I wish I can be 10 again and have all my problems solved with a sugar cookie. I love it!

Your rugelach look delicious. yum!

Flourchild said...

I love the white chocolate idea. They look so good. Im so glad your daughter was able to make someone feel better with cookies!

Engineer Baker said...

Cherries and white chocolate - wonderful combo. Love the sugar cookie from the easy bake oven :)

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks good - white chocolate is my fave!

Cathy said...

Awww, an Easy Bake Oven! I am so glad that all is right in the world again for your 10 year old. I can clearly remember all of the friend fights and reconciliations at that age. Must be a girl thing? Your rugelach look perfect. I think that these will be wonderful around Christmas!

Peggy said...

they sound delicious with the cherries! And they look so pretty too. I'm running late with mine too due to kitchen problems.

SiHaN said...

defintely better late than never. I've been a bad example. haha. Anyway, I've passed on a blog award to you over at my site. Do take a look alright and i do hope you play along!

Rachel said...

Wow the apricot/cherry/white chocolate combo sounds amazing--and your photos are beautiful!

Katrina said...

Thanks for the blogger award! I'm out of town and will post it after I get back. But thanks. Your blog is cool, too. Four kids, me too. Life is crazy and sleep is minimal, yep! And I love to bake!
Your rugelach looks great!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

What a sweet mom you are! I remember those days of "live or die" crises.

I'm glad you got to finish these. They look great! Perfect for the Holidays.