Vegan Rugelach

YIELD: 20 Cookies

Rugelach is a traditional Jewish pastry that is enjoyed year-round, the cookies’ fragrant fruit filling and crispy pastry crunch always marked the start of the holiday season in our house.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup soft dried apricots
  • ½ cup dates, not too soft
  • 1¼ cups walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 to 1½ tablespoons apricot or strawberry jam
  • 1 recipe Puff Pastry

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the apricots, dates, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sugar into a food processor and pulse until well combined. Add in the jam, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture clumps together.
  2. Roll out one-half of the puff pastry in between two sheets of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. Using a pizza cutter, cut about ten even triangles. Place a small ball of the filling at the small tip of the triangle.
  3. Beginning at the opposite side, roll dough up to cover, sealing the tip when the filling is all bundled up. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Place the cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet on the middle rack of the oven, about 1 inch apart, and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.