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Oh, the holidays. They truly test the limits of what family is, of who your family is, and of what it means to spend more than a weekend together. Sure, the first day is fun and the second is relaxing, but by the end of the third or fourth, you could use an escape, something to distance yourself from the annual "friendly read
This is my mom's recipe for rugelach, and I was always struck by how delicate hers were compared to some of the overstuffed behemoths I encountered at Jewish delicatessens. I like to think of these as dainty tea cookies, which owe much of their elegance to their flakey cream cheese dough and compact crescent shape. read