Chocolate Rugelach

Today we made Chocolate Rugelach!

1C butter, 8 oz cream cheese, 2C flour, 3T sugar, 1/4t salt, 1t vanilla, 12 oz chocolate chips, melted; 1/2C walnuts, coarsely chopped

Stir together flour, sugar and salt.

Chocolate Rugelach

Chocolate Rugelach

Cut in butter and cream cheese.

Chocolate Rugelach

Chocolate Rugelach

The dough will get crumbly and then get sticky. Knead until just combined. Shape into a large rectangle. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 1 week.

Chocolate Rugelach

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Chocolate Rugelach

Divide dough in half. Put the second half back in the fridge. Melt chocolate.

Chocolate Rugelach

Roll out about 2T of the first half of the dough on a floured surface. Spread chocolate on top. Sprinkle on a few walnut pieces.

Chocolate Rugelach

Chocolate Rugelach

Roll up.

(Or– with a serrated knife, cut out a triangle 1″ X 2″ about 1/2″ high, and spread chocolate on top. Sprinkle on walnuts. Roll up.) Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place on greased cookie sheet.

Chocolate Rugelach

Repeat with second half of dough. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Chocolate Rugelach