Chocolate rugelach

Hanukkah Dessert Recipes

Delicious rugelach is a Jewish delight often served during Hanukkah. Originally an eastern European confection, rugelach—Yiddish for “little twists”—is rich in flavor and history. Usually, baking it is a big production, but you shouldn’t know from such hard work! Try our Chocolate Rugelach recipe for a scrumptious short-cut recipe.

Yield: 8 rugelach

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1 refrigerated piecrust
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
½ cup chocolate, chopped
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp. water (for egg wash)
Powdered sugar (for topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out piecrust dough, and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle very lightly with salt.
  3. Combine chocolate, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread evenly over dough.
  4. Cut the dough pizza-style into 8 triangles.
  5. Starting from the wide end of each slice, roll up like a croissant. Place each roll on the cookie sheet and bend into a slight curve. Brush tops with egg wash.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a rack. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.