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Almond Raspberry Rugalah Cookie


Last Christmas I made these cookies for my family, they all told me how delicious and pretty they were. I will definitely make these delicious cookies for every Christmas.












Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


8 ounces cream cheese
pkg, softened
1 cup butter
2 teaspoon sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
For the fillings:
1 cup almonds
toasted coarsely chopped
½ cup golden raisins
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup raspberry jam
For the topping:
1 large eggs
2 tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃) F.

In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until fluffy; beat in sugar.

Using wooden spoon, gradually stir in flour.

Form dough into ball; cut into quarters and shape into rounds.

Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.

Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before rolling.


In small bowl, combine almonds, raisins (if using), granulated and brown sugars, and cinnamon.

In separate bowl, stir jam with 1 teaspoon (5 mL) water until spreadable.

On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 round of dough into 11-inch (28 cm) circle.

Carefully spread 3 tablespoons (50 mL) of the jam evenly over top.

Sprinkle with one-quarter of the nut mixture.

Using sharp knife, cut circle into 12 pie-shaped wedges.

Starting from wide end, roll up each wedge to form crescent shape.

Place on foil, or parchment lined baking sheets; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Repeat with remaining dough and filling.


Beat egg lightly; brush over surface of chilled cookies.

Sprinkle sugar over top.

Bake in oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool on racks.

Makes about 48 cookies.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 38g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16462% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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