Rugelach

Rugelach

Rugelach

These airy pastries have a dainty elegance due to their flakey cream cheese dough and compact crescent shape.Noah Fecks

This recipe, from SAVEUR senior editor Gabriella Gershenson, appeared in our 2012 Cookie Advent Calendar."This is my mom's recipe for rugelach, and it always struck me how delicate hers were compared to some of the overstuffed behemoths I'd encounter 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."