rugelach

noun rug·e·lach \ ˈrü-gə-ləḵ \
variants: or less commonly rugalach
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of rugelach

plural rugelach
:a pastry made with cream-cheese dough that is rolled around a filling (such as nuts, jam, or chocolate) and baked

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Origin and Etymology of rugelach

Yiddish rugelekh, rogelekh, plural of rugele, rogele, diminutive of rog corner, of Slavic origin; akin to Polish róg horn, corner


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