Chocolate Cheesecake Rugelach

Cream cheese cookies stuffed with cheesecake. Need I say more? Oh yeah, there’s chocolate too in these Chocolate Cheesecake Rugelach.

Chocolate Cheesecake Rugelach

It would be the understatement of the year- nay! – decade to say food is an essential part of Jewish holidays. Rosh Hashanah has apples and honey, Hanukkah has latkes, Passover has matzah ball soup (and my killer braised brisket) and Shavuot, which starts today, has dairy.

Chocolate Cheesecake Rugelach

Why dairy? Great question! One popular reason is in acknowledgment of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai on this day. The chosen people suddenly had commandments to follow, including keeping kosher. But they were not prepared with proper tools to prepare meat. Instead, they chose to eat a dairy meal.  Now I doubt that Moses had the popular Shavuot dishes of cheesecake, blintzes or kugel. And he definitely didn’t take the best cookie ever, rugleach, and make a cheesecake version. But I did. Rugelach has a cream cheese filled dough, already making it Shavuot-appropriate. So I did the natural thing and stuffed it with more cream cheese. Eating these are basically a commandment.

Chocolate Cheesecake Rugelach

For the full recipe for my Chocolate Cheesecake Rugelach check out The Jewish Outlook!

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Comments

  1. I have got to find a way to make a gluten free version of this. It sounds incredible. We haven’t had rugelach in years. My husband’s grandmother used to make it. Thank you for sharing such a yummy recipe!

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