Chef Helena’s Rugelach Cookies: Kids Cook

May 03, 2020

Chef Helena’s Rugelach Cookies: Kids Cook

On Wednesday, May 6th from 11:30-Noon, we were live from the Well Seasoned Kitchen on the Well Seasoned Facebook Page. Missed the live session? We've saved it and now you can make along with Chef Helena any time!

Chef Helena will take you through making Rugelach cookies with assorted filling. Helena's video tutorial will take about 30 minutes, and while the recipe serves 24-48 cookies depending on size, you will need to chill the dough before you can bake and eat!!

Chef Helena’s Rugelach Cookies with Assorted Fillings


  • 1 cup butter
    • 1 cup cream cheese, not flavoured
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1/3 cup sour cream
    • Filling (1 cup approx.) see below for ideas, you can also mix and match or dream up some of your very own!
      • *Available from Well Seasoned


      1. In a food processor cream butter and cream cheese.
      2. Add flour and mix until you have a rich dough.
      3. Divide into 4 and roll out into a disk.
      4. Cut the dough into 6-12 pieces like you would a pizza.
      5. Place ¼ of the filling on the dough.
      6. Watch as Chef Helena shows you how to roll up the pastry.
      7. Repeat with the other 3 disks.
      8. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and chill until firm in fridge or freezer.
      9. Preheat oven to 375 and bake about 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool.

      Here is what you will need to have on hand, set up ready to cook with Chef Helena::

      • You will need a large cutting board with a wet towel under it
      • Sharp chef knife or pizza cutter or beach scrapper
      • Bowl for fillings
      • 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
      • Oven mitts
      • Cooling racks

      Prep Time: 60 Minutes

      Cook time: 15 Min

      Ideas for fillings

      • Filling A
        • ½ cup sugar
        • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
        • 1 cup nuts, any type
        • ½ cup raisins or chocolate chips
      • Filling B
        • 1 cup of any jam
      • Filling C
        • 1/2 cup Peanut butter
        • 1/2 cup jelly
      • Filling D
        • 1 cup Nutella
      • Filling E
        • 1 cup chopped apple
        • ¼ cup sugar
        • ¼ cup raisins
        • 1 tbsp cinnamon
      • Filling F
        • 1 cup chopped dried
      • Filling G
        • 1 cup granola cereal
      • Filling H
        • 1 cup shredded cheese
        • 1 tbsp dill
      • Filling I
        • 1 cup sugar
        • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
      • Filling J
        • 1 tbsp mustard
        • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
        • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
      • Filling K
        • 1 cup pesto or tapenade

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