Chocolate Cream Cheese Rugelach

    55 minutes

    I love rugelach and I invented this version which has a chocolate cream cheese filling instead of fruit spread. It came out so tasty I had to share it!

    11 people made this

    Serves: 32 

    • 250g margarine
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 2 3/4 cups (350g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup (30g) instant hot chocolate mix
    • 1/4 cup (60g) dark chocolate chips

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Beat the margarine and 225g cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar and vanilla. Cover dough with cling wrap and refrigerate. Mix 225g cream cheese with the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, cinnamon, hot chocolate mix and chocolate chips. Set aside.
    2. Preheat an oven to190 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    3. Divide dough into four equal portions. Roll each portion of dough into a 30cm circle on a lightly floured surface. Spread a thin layer of the chocolate filling on each circle. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge, starting with the wide end. Place the biscuit point-side down on the prepared baking tray.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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    I followed this recipe exactly like it was written just today and after tasting one, I'll say it deserves 5 starts. They were easy to make and well worth trying. The only thing I did extra was to sprinkle some powdered sugar over them. Thanks for a new Christmas cookie.  -  12 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Just finished baking a batch. They turned out so good I had to post a pic. We changed the way they were rolled after first round of dough. Top in pick is half of the cresent shape, they were to large. The last 3 I rolled in a rectangle and made a log,which I sliced (much easier for my 4 yr old). We then baked some slices standing up & some flat. The filling is delicious.  -  22 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These were very good. Easy to make. I used mini chocolate chips and cut the circle into 12 triangles to make enough for my cookie exchange. Very tasty. I almost didn't put all of the cinnamon in because I thought it might be too much but it wasn't.  -  28 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)