rug·​e·​lach | \ ˈrü-gə-ləḵ How to pronounce rugelach (audio) \
variants: or less commonly rugalach
plural rugelach

Definition of rugelach

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

Examples of rugelach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Celebrate a joyous Hanukkah with friends and family near and far with this dreidel gift box packed with blue and silver chocolate stars, blondies and brownies, two types of rugelach and chocolate coins. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "18 of the sweetest treats to send your loved ones for the holidays," 16 Nov. 2020 Rosen’s deli has become known for its Reuben, rugelach, matzo ball soup and more Jewish deli staples. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Boulder’s second food hall brings in the big guns — a.k.a. familiar local chefs," 28 Feb. 2020 Here is a recipe for Chocolate rugelach, a pastry found in Jewish delis. Dallas News, "#EvanHelpUs: Evan’s all-time Rangers lineup; is expansion in MLB’s future?," 17 Apr. 2020 Step 4 Make the rugelach: Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Olga Massov, Washington Post, "Our Platonic ideal of a rugelach is this cherry-and-pecan number," 2 Dec. 2019 The menu has since expanded to include Liège waffles, feta and olive rugelach, chocolate croissants, cookies and more. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Macaron shop with a cute name, Woops!, opens first Dallas shop," 3 Feb. 2020 The assortment of sweets includes rugelach and cookies. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Larder Delicatessen and Bakery: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 29 Feb. 2020 Each element, once uncovered, seemed like a treasure: buttery linzer cookies with jam, flaky rugelach, biscotti, sesame date chews. Soleil Ho,, "Dear Inga will take you home," 19 Dec. 2019 After the rugelach are rolled, they can be frozen on a baking sheet. Olga Massov, Washington Post, "Our Platonic ideal of a rugelach is this cherry-and-pecan number," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of rugelach

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Rugelach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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