The cookie dough of Ruggelach is made of cheese, flour, butter and sugar. I love the fact that you can just about add any kind of filling to go with it. They are perfect for this festive season and the kids will love them. So next time you have that last bit of cheese or paneer left , you know what to do.
Traditionally this one uses all purpose flour. To make a healthier version I have chosen a mixture of sorghum/ jowar flour and whole wheat flour.
Jowar Whole Wheat Ruggelach With Variety Fills
The cookie dough of Ruggelach is made of cheese, flour, butter and sugar. I love the fact that you can just about add any kind of filling to go with it.
In a large bowl combine the cheese, sugar, butter and the two flours together. Mix thoroughly into a soft dough.
Wrap the dough with a cling film and refrigerate for an hour.
Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 mins.
On a lightly floured surface roll out a small part of the dough.
Spread the filling of your choice evenly, taking care not to tear the dough.
Roll it into a cylinder and slice into two or three pieces [like pin wheels]
You can also place another layer of the cookie dough on top if the filling [like a sandwich] and cut into squares.
Place them carefully on a greased and lined cookie tray.
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees for 10-15 mins [ until the lower edges start to turn light brown]
Allow to cool for five minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack.
Store in an air tight jar once completely cool.
The cookie dough is quite soft and thus needs to be refrigerated before shaping and baking.
I have used Mixed fruit jam, Gulkand, cocoa powder and cinnamon sugar to fill the ruggelach. You can get creative with the fillings of your choice and also make interesting shapes.
Quite interesting isn't it serving the same cookie in different Avatars? Have fun baking.