Tuesday, November 4, 2008

TWD: Rugelach


This week's TWD recipe is Rugelach, a cookie I had never made before and was excited to try.  Wikipedia tells us this is a Jewish pastry of ashkenazi origin-I think of it as something someone's grandma makes, just not mine.  Now Dorie's recipe has all sorts of crazy stuff in it- jam, nuts, currants, chocolate- I saw it and I thought, too much going on there!!  

I had recieved some apple butter from Andrea of Nummy Kitchen, my Blogging By Mail buddy, and I knew I wanted to put it in this recipe.  So a very fall flavored cookie developed- Apple Butter, Cinnamon Sugar, and Pecans, wrapped up in the flaky cream cheese dough.  Absolutely Heavenly. 

Our host this week is Piggy of Piggy's Cooking Journal.  Check our her site for the recipe and the other TWD creations here.

13 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Simple and tasty - love the filling choice. Something grandma used to make, just not mine either :)

Carla said...

Ooo I love the apple butter idea. I had to skip this week because of time, no ingredients, and my cold. I can't be coughing on these babies, now can I? haha They are on my holiday baking list though.

chocolatechic said...

Apple butter. How brilliant~

Jodie said...

Looks great!

Mara said...

apple butter! that must be amazing. i have some pumpkin butter, now i've got ideas. yours are lovely.

Lynne said...

Yum, I wish I had thought to use apple butter! Yours look so lovely!

kim said...

yum, your filling sounds delicious! very fall :) they look perfect, awesome job!

Heather B said...

Love the apple butter. Your rugelach look great!

Rebecca said...

Apple butter and pecans! Oh, yum. I'm going to have to try making these.

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Pretty! Apple butter is so fall-ish.

Andrea said...

Your rugelach look wonderful! I'm so glad you got to use the apple butter :)

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Great idea to use apple butter with pecans. I agree the recipe had too many fussy fillings.

confectiona said...

I used apple jelly, but I bet apple butter was even better. I've got two huge bags of apples in the kitchen waiting to be turned into sauce/butter, so there's hope for the future!