Rugelach are the perfect way to say “I love you.” Whether the gift is motivated by romance, friendship, the desire to provide solace, rugelach provide fit the bill. Making these tiny treasures, hand-rolled and filled with sweets, is like offering someone a piece of your heart.
Big or small, chock full of tidbits or simply rolled with a slick of jam, they’re a joy to make and give, plus they are pretty wonderful to eat.
These are chocolate and cherry filled because it’s close to Valentine’s Day and I love that combination. I’ve posted about rugelach before, as part of the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group. That time the filling was apricot-based filling and the dough was sweeter and smoother than this one. There are endless variations on filling and even recipes that use yeast in the dough. I love homemade rugelach so much I'm tempted to try at least a few more versions soon.