Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Apricot Cherry Rugelach -- Tuesdays with Dorie


For our oh so special election day TWD, Piggy of Piggy’s Cooking Journal picked Rugelach from pages 150 and 151 of Dorie's Baking From My Home To Yours. Thanks, Piggy :) I love rugelach and it is a must bake cookie -- at least once a year around Christmas -- for us. Even though I've made it quite a few times I don't have a special recipe, I try different ones and am usually not dissapointed, but never wowed enough to stop trying new recipes.

This was the first time I've ever made the dough in a food processor and I thought it turned out really nicely! I used apricot jam and almonds and dried cherries for the filling, skipped the chocolate this time around although I have done chocolate rugelach in the past (chocolate -pistachio - raspberry is a favorite combo) I was in more a fruit and nut mood with these. I only ended up with 16 cookies, not the 32 the book says, I didn't really pay attention as to how to cut them since I've made them before but I'm assuming it was kind of tough to get 32 out of these -- the dough is kind of fragile...but if you did I bet they are very pretty with such delicate swirls. This was probably my favorite TWD cookie so far, nice and soft and fruity and nutty. Just perfect with some tea.


Happy voting, everyone!

15 comments:

Cathy said...

They look wonderful! We enjoyed them too -- they definitely rank right up there with my favorite Dorie cookies. I am sure that I'll grab one (or three) in the morning on my way out to vote! I'm glad that these were a hit for you!

Elra said...

Like this cookie, but I never really made it myself, since my father in law always bring this delectable treat for us from the Jewish bakery in LA. Yours look really delicious, Andrea.
By the way, I've send my ballot weeks ago. So I am finish, and just anxious waiting for the result.

Engineer Baker said...

I've tried making all sorts of variations too, but this was the easiest dough to work with, imo. Chocolate-pistachio-raspberry sounds like a wonderful combo - might have to try that on my next attempt!

Flourchild said...

Yum,they look great! I enjoyed these cookies very much and plan to add them to my Christmas list. Happy election day!

pinkstripes said...

Your rugelach looks delicious. It was very difficult getting 32 out this amount of dough. Your apricot cherry combo sounds yummy!

HoneyB said...

These were awesome! I really loved them too and will be making them again I'm sure!

Beth said...

They look great! I'm a fellow TWD baker, and I was thinking that it would be nice if we all could chip in and get Laurie some small token/gift for all the work she does. Would you be willing to contribute? If I can get enough people, it would only be about $1 per person. No pressure :-) Let me know! bethberg12@yahoo.com

Natashya said...

I might make big ones next time too. Hooray for Dorie teaching us how easy it is to make dough in the food processor!
Great cookies, glad you liked them too.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Mmm, these look good. I see a Dorie Rewind in my future. ;)

Libby said...

yum! these look so fruity!

Di said...

Nice job on the rugelach. I really want to try these again with chocolate and raspberry. And pistachio is bound to be a hit with Jamie and Brianna.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

These are beautiful rugelach, well set against the deep blue background. I think the larger rugelach you made actually look nicer than the mini-bites.

Laura said...

Great looking Rugelach! The pistachio sounds amaizing (must try that next time!

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n.o.e said...

Oh, apricot, cherry, almond sounds so good! I did cherries also. It really wasn't too hard to get the 32 cookies. Rolling in 2 circles and keeping the dough cool helped I guess. They were small, but I don't have a ton of rugelach experience for comparison, so I can't say if I'd like something else better! So are you still looking for a better recipe?
Nancy

1freshstart said...

That sounds like a wonderful combo!
~Cat

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