Cream Cheese Chocolate Rugelach

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

A delicate, flaky crust with the cream cheese flavor and chocolate chips makes this a foolproof winner at any table.
These freeze well so you may want to double or triple the recipe.Always great to have on hand for guests.


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Serves:
about 2 dozen
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CREAM CHEESE DOUGH

3 oz
package cream cheese,cubed
1/3 c
margarine,softened
1 c
all purpose flour
1/8 tsp
salt

FILLING

1/4 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 c
bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips
2 Tbsp
melted butter
note: other filling may be used- like jam,peanut butter,pudding, pie filling,etc.

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350^. Cover baking sheet or sheets with parchment paper;set aside.
Dough:
Combine softened cream cheese and margarine, mixing well until well blended. Add flour and salt; mix well. Form into a ball;chill thoroughly;about 20 minutes. On lightly floured surface,roll out dough to 12 inch circle.
2brush dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mixture, saving a bit of each to brush tops of finished pastry.
3Sprinkle on the chocolate pieces or other filling,press slightly into dough.Cut into 8 or 9 wedges.
Roll each wedge up like a crescent roll;starting with the wide end. Repeat with remaining pieces.
4Place pastries onto prepared baking sheet. and chill for 30 minutes before baking.(or if you want them for a later date freeze them).
Brush tops with remaining butter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon/sugar.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until just golden brown.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy