Rugelach Recipe (Costco Copycat)

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Rugula or rugelach, by which ever spelling you recognize these rolled pastries sold at Costco can be made right from home. Semi-soft, yet flaky cookies are filled with a chocolate and jam/cream-cheese filling, then rolled creating a swirl like pastry.

I think this recipe is very close in taste to the Costco’s version. If you’ve never tried these pastries you should give these a try as there not overly sweet but yet have a subtle sweet filling. Try both the jam and chocolate variation to see which version you prefer but the chocolate one (or so called the nutella-filled one) is definitely a yummy choice. Nutella actually makes a fabulous chocolate filling that doesn’t tend to leak and it is a chocolate/nut spread which is close enough in taste to the Costco’s version. Give these a try!

rugelach-costco-copycatrugelach-costco-copycatIngredients:

DOUGH:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • milk & sugar for brushing tops

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CHOCOLATE FILLING:

  • 4 tbsp nutella
  • Note: This fills two rolls (2 tbsp ea)

CREAM-CHEESE & JAM FILLING:

  • 1/2 pkg of cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp raspberry jam
  • Note: This fills two rolls

Directions:

1. Beat butter and cream cheese until well combined.

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2. Whisk the flour and salt and add to the butter mixture. Stir together until a soft dough forms.

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3. Flatten dough into a 7 by 5-inch rectangle; cover and refrigerate for 1 hr.

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4. Cut dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out each piece into a 12 by 8-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.

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5. Spread 2 tbsp of nutella onto the dough (or half of the cream-cheese filling plus 1 tbsp of jam.) Roll, starting from the longest side pinching down the ends to seal the roll.

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6. Arrange rolls onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Cover and refrigerate rolls overnight or 12 hrs.

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7. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Transfer rolls with parchment paper onto a baking pan. Brush the tops with milk and cut 3/4-inch deep (not all the way through) into 1 1/2″ thick pieces. Generously sprinkle with sugar over the top and bake for 45 minutes.

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8. Cool for 10 minutes then slice all the way through.

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Rugelach Recipe (Costco Copycat)
 
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Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 33 cookies
Ingredients
  • DOUGH:
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • milk & sugar for brushing tops
  • CHOCOLATE FILLING
  • 4 tbsp nutella
  • CREAM-CHEESE & JAM FILLING:
  • ½ pkg of cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp raspberry jam
Instructions
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese until well combined.
  2. Whisk the flour and salt and add to the butter mixture. Stir together until a soft dough forms.
  3. Flatten dough into a 7 by 5-inch rectangle; cover and refrigerate for 1 hr.
  4. Cut dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out each piece into a 12 by 8-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Spread 2 tbsp of nutella onto the dough (or half of the cream-cheese filling plus 1 tbsp of jam.) Roll, starting from the longest side pinching down the ends to seal the roll.
  6. Arrange rolls onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Cover and refrigerate rolls overnight or 12 hrs.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Transfer rolls with parchment paper onto a baking pan. Brush the tops with milk and cut ¾-inch deep (not all the way through) into 1½" thick pieces. Generously sprinkle with sugar over the top and bake for 45 minutes.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes then slice all the way through.

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