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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
Let’s set the scene: The stockings are hung, the menorah is lit, and the cinnamon candle’s scent is wafting through the house. Then, the smell of freshly baked cookies emerges from the kitchen, and everyone gathers ‘round to enjoy a batch of homemade holiday cookies. read