Makes 64 cookies
This classic rugelach is a delicious a cookie made from a cream cheese dough…the perfect cookie to join your family’s holiday tradition!
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped shelled pistachio nuts
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1.In large bowl, combine 1 cup butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, and cream cheese; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour to butter mixture; blend well. Shape dough into ball; divide into quarters. Shape each quarter into ball; flatten into 1/2-inch-thick disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate 45 minutes or until firm.
2.Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine dates, nuts, 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon, and 1/4 cup butter; blend well.
3.Remove 1 disk of dough from refrigerator. On lightly floured surface, roll disk of dough into a 12-inch round. Sprinkle 1/4 of date-nut mixture onto round; press into dough slightly. Cut round into 16 wedges. Roll up each wedge from curved edge to point; place on sprayed cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining disks of dough.
4.Bake at 375 degrees. for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely on wire racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Find this recipe and more holiday treats at pillsbury.com