A cookie of cream-cheese dough spread with filling, such as jam or nuts, and then rolled up.
A small pastry consisting of a square of dough with two opposite corners folded over a centered filling of nuts or jam.
Origin of rugelach
- Yiddish rogelekh, rugelekh pl. of rogele rugele a rugelach of Slavic origin Polish rogal crescent-shaped bread roll from róg horn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Hebrew רוגלית (roglìt, “creeping vine").