Wednesday, December 21, 2011

{ina garten's rugelach}

Last night, our friends Josh & Heather invited us to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with them and enjoy some home-made latkes.  We were asked to bring a dessert and I decided to make a traditional Jewish dessert.  Since I'm not Jewish, I enlisted another friend for advice on a good/easy Jewish dessert and she suggested I make Ina Garten's Rugelach- you can see the recipe here.  While this is not the prettiest looking dessert, what it lacks in charm it definitely makes up for in taste (there is cream cheese in the dough- how can this be bad?).  The best part of this dessert is that you can easily tailor it to suit your tastes with different fillings or toppings.  We made two different types, one with raspberry apricot preserves with cinnamon sugar on top and another with a mystery home-made jam a friend gave us (we think it maybe have been strawberry rhubarb). This was my first time celebrating Hanukkah and I think we will probably invite ourselves back every year just for the latkes alone!


  1. girl crush on ina garten fo sho! these look amazing!!!

  2. these cookies were such a delicious addition to the evening!

  3. so glad my recommendation panned out!!! they look delicious!!! hope you saved one for me ;) xoxo, your Jewish friend