There are more rugelach versions than the traditional jam- or chocolate-filled (though both of those versions are delicious!). This collection of recipes reflects the wide world of rugelach, from sweet to savory, traditional to more creative. Let’s roll!
This recipe is streamlined—just spin up the dough in a food processor without worrying about ingredient temperatures—and opts for the log-and-slice method.
Rugelach don’t always have to be sweet. This version gives the Jewish cookie a savory spin that’s inspired by the classic French sandwich.
The “Aunt Lil” in the title of this recipe refers to the aunt of Bonnie Stern, the acclaimed Canadian baker and food writer whose rugelach is coveted by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. This family recipe features a yeasted dough and a meringue filling.
Karen, the blogger behind Healthy Gluten-Free Family, has been giving her favorite recipes gluten-free makeovers since her son was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago. She includes a good tip about rolling out this dough on a wooden surface to avoid sticking, which is a common challenge with gluten-free baked goods.
Chocolate is a traditional filling for rugelach, but most recipes don’t put it right in the dough. Doing that here sets this cookie apart for its flavor and appearance.
Jam is a common rugelach filling, but it’s not usually onion jam. But the sticky, savory filling works in the cookie, and the recipe makes extra so you can repurpose it in other ways.
Inspired by a trip she took to Israel last year, food blogger Anthea set out to make a vegan version of the yeasted rugelach she ate while there. Her recipe includes great tips about substitutions and process.
Leave it to Amy Kritzer from What Jew Wanna Eat to come up with this savory, summery take on rugelach. She originally shared it as a recipe for Shavuot, but it’s a tasty take any time of year.
This flavor combination was destined to be turned into a rugelach recipe. The author used baking tips from Dorie Greenspan to develop the recipe, so you know she knows what she’s doing.
And now for something completely different: This cross between chocolate rugelach, cheesecake and bread pudding sounds like something everyone should try at least once!