These classic cookies boast a sweet cherryfilling in a rich cream cheese pastryideal at the centerof any dessert table! Tip: When you stock your freezer with sweetfrozen cherries, these delicious, indulgent rugelach cookiesare just a few baking steps away from impressing family or holidayguests.
Recipe: Cherry Rugelach
1 cup butter or margarine, softened1/3 cup (1/3 of an 8-ounce package) creamcheese, softened2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup granulated sugarFilling:
1 (16-ounce) package (about 13/4 cups) frozen sweet cherries1/2 cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon cornstarch1/2 cup chopped walnutsEgg Wash:
1 egg whisked with 2 tablespoons cold milk or water
Additional granulated sugar
occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts. Let cool inrefrigerator 30 minutes.
Makes 24 cookies.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation, throughECES, Inc., Electronic Color Editorial Services.
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