Macadamia Nut-Coffee Rugelach

Total Time:
3 hr
Prep:
1 hr
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
36 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
Directions
  • Pulse the cream cheese, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the vanilla and salt in a food processor until smooth. Add the flour and butter; pulse until the dough just comes together. Divide among 3 sheets of plastic wrap; shape into disks. Wrap and chill until firm, at least 1 hour.

  • Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside. Let the dough soften slightly at room temperature, about 5 minutes. Working with 1 disk at a time, dust the dough with flour and roll out into a 9-inch round between 2 pieces of parchment. (If the dough gets too soft, return to the refrigerator.)

  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Brush each round of dough with the beaten egg, leaving a 1-inch border (refrigerate the remaining beaten egg). Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon instant coffee, 1/4 cup nuts and 3 tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar; press into the dough. Slice each round into 12 wedges. Starting from the wide ends, tightly roll up the wedges. Arrange 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes.

  • Position racks in the upper and middle thirds of the oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Brush the cookies with the remaining beaten egg, then sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Bake, switching the pans halfway through, until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheets.

  • Photograph by Ryan Dausch


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Reviews
    130129_FNM_COFFEE_BISCOTTI_016.tif

    Not what you're looking for? Try:

    Coffee-Macadamia Nut Biscotti

    Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen