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 Some family favorites were pecan pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate cake, coconut layer cake and rugelach, according to Ms. Emmerling. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 2 Mar. 2022 Add potato-leek latkes for $10 or some of the restaurant’s standard fare like matzo ball soup ($10) or rugelach ($2.50). Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 28 Feb. 2020 Here is a recipe for Chocolate rugelach, a pastry found in Jewish delis. Dallas News, 17 Apr. 2020 Step 4 Make the rugelach: Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Olga Massov, Washington Post, 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, 3 Feb. 2020 The assortment of sweets includes rugelach and cookies. Marc Bona, cleveland, 29 Feb. 2020 See More

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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 19 May. 2022.

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