{twd v2.0} rugelach

Rugelach: a delicious cookie best enjoyed with tea or coffee and baked every few years or so for online baking groups.

The only other time I’ve baked rugelach was for the original Tuesdays with Dorie in November of 2008. In blogging years, that was eons ago. Dinosaurs may have been roaming. My baking skills were nascent and my blog was barely 2 months old. As a marker of my progress, the TWD v1.0 rugelach was recipe #293 and the TWD v2.0 rugelach was recipe #1044. Yes, I still count all new recipes I try and list them in my Cooking Odyssey journal. They were a success back then and they were a success once again.

This time around, as written in Baking with Juliathe recipe makes a huskier rugelach.  Loaded with nuts {I used macadamia, cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts} and fruit {dates, apricots, raisins, crystallized ginger} and bursting with flavor they don’t make the prettiest cookie. What they lack in looks, they certainly don’t lack in taste.

Thank you to both Margaret of The Urban Hiker and Jessica of My Baking Heart for hosting this week’s recipe as we bake our way through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Julia in the second incarnation of Tuesdays with Dorie. You can find the recipe HERE.

Photo by Paulrus
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{twd} chock a what cookies?

Actually they are called Chockablock Cookies and they are this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe named {I assume} because they are chock full of everything but the girl. 14 different ingredients to be exact. And I had all of the ingredients on hand. I don’t know if that is a good thing or not. My pantry is a bit full.

Chockablock cookies are a souped up oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, and coconut. I made them for Administrative Professionals’ Day and brought them into work. They were a big hit with everyone.

Thanks to Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet for hosting this week. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book.