If there is an award for ugliest rugelach, let me know because I think I have a shot at winning! Don't get me wrong, these tasted so good, but looks are another story. Maybe I just didn't take the time to roll them properly. Hey... I have two little ones and kitchen time is sometimes rushed. Maybe I should start making my baked goods during nap or after they go to bed, but for the most part I don't. My three year old loves helping in the kitchen and I hate to deprive her of that opportunity. So here is the result of being rushed... not so great looking rugelach!
I did really enjoy these, though. And seriously, I ENJOYED them! I didn't even share with friends. That's right. I was totally greedy with these! But no worries to my friends who are reading... I will make these again and maybe they will even be pretty!
I made 3 different fillings; craisin & white chocolate, poppy seed & sugar, and the filling Dorie suggested (jam, nuts, chocolate). The craisin ones were my favorite and they were the first to go. I really enjoyed the poppy seed ones as well. The jam ones... well... not my favorite. Maybe it was the combination of jam and chocolate. It kinda threw me off a bit.
Thanks to Piggy of Piggy's Cooking Journal for picking a wonderful recipe! Head over to her blog for the recipe and, as always, check out the blogroll! I'm sure there are wonderful filling ideas out there!