rugelach for Boxing Day

I survived Christmas day.

There were moments of breathlessness or maybe just not wanting to breathe…

Tradition crept in throughout the day, dutifully performed. These cookies are a tradition.

It’s Boxing Day, the sun is shining, my family is healthy. Perspective is clearing…


1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into 8 pieces

4 ounces cream cheese

2 tablespoons buttermilk

Raspberry jam

Shredded coconut

Egg white, lightly beaten

Sanding sugar

Place flour and salt in the bowl of your food processor – pulse to combine

Add butter pieces and pulse 10 times

Add cream cheese and pulse until combined

Add buttermilk and pulse until mixture pulls away from the bowl

Divide dough into 3 equal pieces and flatten into discs.

Wrap each disc in plastic and refrigerate for 3 hours

Preheat oven 375*F

On a well floured board, roll discs into circles 1/8 inch thick with a rolling pin

Spread top with 2 tablespoons raspberry jam and sprinkle with coconut

Divide the circle into 8 triangles

Starting at the wide end, roll the triangles up and place on a parchment lined baking sheet

Brush each cookie with egg white then sprinkle with sanding sugar

Chill rolled cookies for 15 minutes before baking

Cookies should be puffed and golden.

Cool on a rack then store in a well sealed container for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months

THE LOVE: Using homemade raspberry jam takes these cookies to another level!

Thanks for reading

  • Joe Chase

    Merry Christmas Chelle
    With much Love

  • Patti

    These look delicious Michelle. I will have to give them a try. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and trying recipes this past year. I hope you and Ralph had a very Merry Christmas and I hope you and your family have a Healthy and Happy New Year. Tell the girls “The Flecknells” say Hi!

    • Thanks so much Patti. All the best to you and yours and for sure I will pass along your best wishes to the girls!

  • These look beautiful! Happy Boxing day Michelle!