Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chocolate & Cranberry Rugelach

Posted by - jen @pieces of me

Anyone who makes these and does not go a bit bonkers and manages to make them look pretty and not have the kitchen be covered in flour is a ROCK STAR!

This was a challenge for sure!!

I used Joanne's recipe and advice as well as some advice from Sugar Plum Fairy. SO thank you ladies!

Cranberry & Chocolate Rugelach

Chocolate & Cranberry Rugelach

1 cup butter, room temp
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
1/2 cup sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
raspberry preserves
dried cranberries
chocolate chips

I used one egg and some milk for the wash

Making these bad girls was time consuming and extremely MESSY!!
I think I had flour in my darn nose!!

The shapes did not come out as I would have liked them to but not bad. I made triangle ones and round ones, ha!


They were so delicious and that is what matters so I am happy with that, but I have one disc left I could not make, I was so beat from the first one and my kitchen was HOT. Not sure what to do with the dough now. I really don't think I will ever make these again, sorry! ha!


Joanne said...

Jen these look great! You could make a galette out of the extra dough - just roll it out into a big circle, fill the center with the chocolate chips, cranberries and raspberries, crimp the edges over and bake it. No folding required!

Jen said...

You rock, thanks Joanne! :)

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

hI JEn,these are great dear...
Well with the other disc would try lining a few mini tart moulds ,bake 'em and fill with ur fav ganache,drizzled with caramel or milk chocolate melted with butter and topped with some roasted hazlenuts .....well even jam would be a great filler...chunky strawberry jam that i jus stirred.....

rena said...

These look great Jen! Good job :)

Joanne, you had to say the word galette didn't you. arg! Now I have a craving.

Catherine said...

Oooh, yummy! :)

Jen said...

I know doesn't galette sound good??

Sweet and Savory said...

Looks like you have a success on your hands.