If you’re looking for some delicious Christmas cookie ideas, you’ve come to the right place! I’m teaming up with some fabulous bloggers today for a virtual Christmas cookie exchange, so be sure to visit everyone on the list. You’re sure to find some new favorites to add to your Christmas cookie tray.
Today I’m sharing Rugelach Bars. I love traditional rugelach. I really love when my friend Debbie makes it and shares with us during the holidays, because her rugelach is fabulous. I’ve always shied away from making it myself, because it seems so labor intensive. So when I came across the idea for Rugelach Bars, I was hopeful. They turned out even better than I expected, with the perfect amount of filling and a nice flaky crust.
I filled mine with a mixture of pecans, dried cherries and chocolate and it was a great combination of flavors, but you could certainly make substitutions with other nuts and dried fruit. You do want to make sure your dough is well chilled, or it can be a bit sticky when you go to roll it out. Of course, if the dough is too cold it’s hard to roll…..just use some muscle, or if you need to work with the dough a bit softer, make sure your surfaces and rolling pin are well floured and you’ll be fine.
You do need to roll the dough fairly thin, but yes, it is enough to make a 9×13 pan. Of course, I’ll still happily accept Debbie’s homemade rugelach, but I’m thrilled to know I can make my own version too!
Caramel Filled Chewy Ginger Cookies from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Italian Anisette Cookies from A Family Feast
Cranberry Orange Nut Cookies from Apron Strings
Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Stuffed Cookies from Barbara Bakes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies + Pumpkin Spice Kisses from Bless this Mess
Soft Maple Sugar Cookies from Crumbs and Chaos
Graham Cracker Log from Hoosier Homemade
Rugelach Bars from Let’s Dish
Pepper Jelly Cornmeal Thumbprints from Letty’s Kitchen
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies from Love from the Oven
Linzer Cookies from Mandy’s Recipe Box
Surprise-inside Christmas Stocking from Munchkin Munchies
Chocolate M&M Cookies from Oh, Sweet Basil
White Chocolate Pecan Snowball Cookies from Rose Bakes
Chocolate Toffee Cranberry Cookies from Taste and Tell
White Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars from Your Homebased Mom
Spiced Eggnog Cookies from Will Cook for Smiles
One last thing, since we’re talking about cookies today, and cookies and milk go hand in hand. But there are so many who will go without milk this holiday season, and beyond. So please consider visiting www.santasmilkdrive.com to donate just one gallon of milk to the Great American Milk Drive to help someone in need. When you donate, you type in your zip code and the donation you make will be distributed to a food bank in your area, so you know your good will is going to benefit someone in your very own community. Thank you!
Who Dished It Up First: Rugelach Bars adapted from Martha Stewart.