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Hanukkah Rugekach (Traditional) Recipe

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Brandy Blanchard


1c Butter softened
2 tbsp Sugar
1 (8oz) package Cream Cheese
2c Flour
1/2c Chopped dates
1/2c Chopped Pistachios
1/3c Sugar
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4c Butter softened
1 tbsp Powdered Sugar

1. In a large bowl combine 1 cup butter, 2 tbs. sugar, cream cheese, and beat till fluffy.
2. Add flour to butter mix
3. Shape dough into a ball & divide into quarters. Shape each quarter into a ball, and flatten into 1/2 thick circle
4. Wrap each into plastic wrap, and refrigerate 45 min. Or until firm
5. Heat oven to 375 and Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray.
6. Combine nuts (or m&ms), cinnamon, & 1/4 c butter, and blend well.

7.Remove one disk from fridge and lightly flour the surface and roll disk into 12 round.
8. Sprinkle 1/4 of mixture onto round & press into dough slightly.
9. Cut into 16 wedges and roll up each wedge like a crescent roll.

Bake @ 375 for 15-20 min. Till light golden.
After removed from oven sprinkle with powdered sugar.




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