Rugelach meaning

rŭgə-ləKH
A cookie of cream-cheese dough spread with filling, such as jam or nuts, and then rolled up.
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A small pastry consisting of a square of dough with two opposite corners folded over a centered filling of nuts or jam.
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A type of Jewish pastry, which may be filled with various fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc.
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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").

    From Wiktionary