• 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. yeast
  • 3½ cups flour

Cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the sugar, sour cream and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the flour and yeast and mix until dough forms a smooth ball. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for 1 hour.

Filling 1:

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate

Place the cream and chocolate in a double boiler until chocolate is melted. Whisk to combine. Remove from double boiler and set aside to cool.

Filling 2:

  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar

Sift the cocoa and confectioners sugar together.

Egg Wash:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Beat the eggs and vanilla.


  1. Once the dough has risen, divide it into two balls. Roll each ball into a large circle.
  2. Cover the dough with the liquid chocolate filling, and then sift the dry filling on top. Cut the dough into 6 pieces, pizza-style. Roll each piece starting from the wide end.
  3. Place on a baking sheet 1-inch apart and set aside to rise for another 20 minutes.
  4. Brush the rugelach with egg wash and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 20-25 minutes.