Rugelach Recipe (Costco Copycat)

by Alyona's Cooking
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This Rugelach recipe was inspired by the delicious rolled up pastries sold at Costco. These cookies are filled with a chocolate and jam/cream cheese filling.

I love how this flaky dough resembled Costco’s version. If you’ve never tried these pastries you should give these a try as they are 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 ones) is my favorite. Nutella actually makes a fabulous chocolate filling that doesn’t tend to leak and it is a chocolate hazelnut spread which is close enough in taste to the Costco’s version. Give these a try!

 

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Ingredients for Rugelach Cookies:

  • 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 each)

 

CREAM-CHEESE & JAM FILLING for Rugelach recipe :

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

 

How to make Rugelach Cookies:

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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4.5 from 2 votes

Rugelach Recipe (Costco Copycat)

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 33 cookies
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This Rugelach recipe was inspired by the delicious rolled up pastries sold at Costco. These cookies are filled with a chocolate and jam/cream cheese filling.
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Ingredients

Rugelach cookies:

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

CHOCOLATE FILLING

  • 4 tbsp nutella

CREAM-CHEESE & JAM FILLING

Instructions

How to make Rugelach Cookies:

  • Beat butter and cream cheese until well combined.
  • Whisk the flour and salt and add to the butter mixture. Stir together until a soft dough forms.
  • Flatten dough into a 7 by 5-inch rectangle; cover and refrigerate for 1 hr.
  • Cut dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out each piece into a 12 by 8-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  • 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.
  • Arrange rolls onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Cover and refrigerate rolls overnight or 12 hrs.
  • Preheat 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.
  • Cool for 10 minutes then slice all the way through.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Nutrition Facts
Rugelach Recipe (Costco Copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Let us know when you make this recipe!Leave a comment, rate it, and tag #alyonascooking!

 

 

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4 comments

Inessa April 25, 2017 - 2:32 pm

These look delicious!! Can these be made a few days in advance? like made on Thursday to be eaten on Sunday? Thanks!

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Alyona's Cooking April 26, 2017 - 12:45 pm

I think a few days should be fine, if they have been baked

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Olga P. October 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

These look so easy and delicious! Cant wait to try them 🙂

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Alyona's Cooking October 22, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Thank you, Olga
let me know how they turn out for you.

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