Mama's Cinnamon Rugelach
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Recipe type: cookies
Serves: 4 dozen
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  1. Cut butter into flour, as if making a pie crust.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolk and sour cream well.
  3. Add flour mixture and mix until blended.
  4. Divide dough into three parts (balls).
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least three hours.
  6. Prepare filling by combining sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Working with one portion at a time, roll dough into a circle ⅛" thick.
  8. Brush each circle lightly with melted butter and spread one-third of filling on each.
  9. Cut each circle into 16 wedges, like a pizza.
  10. Starting from the large end of each wedge, roll up toward point (jelly roll fashion).
  11. Place cookies on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  12. Cool on racks and store in covered tins.
  13. Sprinkle with confectionary sugar before serving
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