Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cranberry Orange Rugelach

Greetings from my New York vacation and welcome to Tuesdays with Dorie. Today's pretty little cookie will put you in the mood to visit a European bakery and then go walking down the lane, ringing bells and singing Christmas carols. It's a little early, I know. But I can't help what I feel like when I eat a tender-buttery and sweet little nibble. And really, I might be early for Christmas carols, but I'm not at all early for European bakeries. Tomorrow I'll be in Rome for the start of a tour through Italy, Switzerland, France, England, and the Isle of Guernsey. I might as well leave my mouth agape, since I plan to eat my way through the land of my ancestors. If these cookies are any kind of preview, then I can't promise any self control at all. But I do promise to stockpile recipes, ideas, and stories to share, right here at Prudence Pennywise.

For today's cookie recipe, and some phenomenally gorgeous pictures, check out Piggy's Cooking Journal. This cookie would be a scene stealer on a Christmas cookie platter.
Notes: I made three version of the cookie, cinnamon-sugar pecan, chocolate pecan, and orange marmalade and cranberry. The cranberry orange was the best in my opinon. Since the tender cream cheese dough has no sugar, sweeter fillings bring a better balance. Dorie's version called for currants, cinnamon sugar, nuts and jam-all together. For my fellow penny pinchers, the estimated cost for this one is $5.00 for about 32 cookies.
Coming Thursday:
Vermont Cheddar, Ham, and Apple Grilled Cheese

106 comments:

The DeL Sisters said...

We did cranberry ones and cinnamon sugar............we really liked the cranberry better.

Hannah

Lisa said...

These look great you little dedicated blogger:)

chocolatechic said...

I almost did a sugar/pecan filling, but decided to do something different.

Yours look great as usual.

Audrey said...

And here I thought you were just having a weekend in upstate NY...can't wait to hear more about your trip. Your rugelach look wonderful...

Engineer Baker said...

Cranberry orange sounds wonderful, and they look just perfect! Definitely holiday-ish.

VeggieGirl said...

Such a FABULOUS flavor-combination for the rugelach!!

Cathy said...

I usually use apricot jam, but can't wait to try cranberry orange. I always bake these at holiday time.

Karen said...

Those are lovely and I love the flavor combination you chose! I am going to have to try them.
Have an amazing time on your trip!!

Jamie said...

Your filling sounds amazing! It makes me want to try them again!

Patsyk said...

Your cookies turned out wonderfully! Have a great trip!

gigi said...

Little lady, you have a wonderful trip! Be safe, have fun and come back and fill us with your great photo's and memories.

Anne said...

I love your different versions and can't wait to hear about your trip. Have a great time!

Bunny Trails said...

Oh, cranberry orange is truly one of my FAVORITE tastes on this earth. These look divine! Yet another amazing recipe. THANKS!!

Mary Ann said...

Prudy, your filling choices sound wonderful. I think the cranberry and orange would be very delightful! Have fun wandering through Europe and eat something for me!

Candy said...

Great combo! Hope you are having a ball.

n.o.e said...

Three variations! I agree about the cranberry orange sounding the best. Yum, I'll have to remember that one.

Did I get this right that you are going to be doing virtual/culinary wandering? Or do I need to be jealous of a fabulous European trip?
Nancy

Melissa said...

The orange marmalade and cranberry sound really good! They look fabulous!

Allie said...

Wonderful combo I can just taste it now!

Lainee said...

Wow those look perfect! Have a great trip!!

Jodie said...

Prudy- I hope you have a great trip! Eat some gelato for me! And your rugelach look great!

Maria said...

I love the cranberry orange ones!! Perfect for the holidays. Have fun in Europe! I am so jealous!! Eat some tasty treats for me:)

Esi said...

These look delicious! Safe travels! I wish I could go on a trip like that :)

Peggy said...

I am excited for you! What a nice vacation. And your rugelach look fabulous - as always. My local radio station started playing Christmas music already and though I love it, it is a bit early. But as you say, not too early for Christmas goodies. Have a great time on your trip!

anudivya said...

The first time Ina Garten made this I was drooling all over, and now you made them look perfect.
Have a fun trip! Europe, sigh!

Di said...

Enjoy your vacation--I can't wait to hear what ideas you come back with! Cranberry & orange sounds tasty, though cinnamon pecan is my favorite.

Cristine said...

YUM YUM YUM! Great fillings!

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

The orange cranberry sound delicious! And I am SO SO SO jealous of your trip. That is totally my dream. I can't wait to see all the fun recipes you come up with when you get home!

Mary said...

Ciao bella, have a wonderful time.

April said...

Have a wonderful trip! Rugelach looks delicious.

Bridgett said...

As usual, your take on the recipe is fantastic!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Oh my! the dough recipe just SOUNDS good, I can only emagine how wonderful it must taste :)

enjoy vacation :)

Amy said...

They look great!! I bet orange/cranberry would've been awesome!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Emily Rose said...

baking these got me in the holiday spirit too! the orange cranberry ones sound amazing and very Christmas-y! Have a wonderful time in Europe- I am extremely jealous!

Marjie said...

Prudy, safe journey. Send us e-postcards from your wonderful adventure!

Cathy said...

Prudy, I hope that you have an amazing trip! I know that we, your loyal fans will benefit, as I'm sure you'll come back and spoil us with all kinds of European delights. David and I did a three week trip to Germany and Italy after graduation, and with all of the walking we did, I should have lost 10 pounds, but the exercise was offset by all of the food that we ate. Your rugelach look wonderful -- your orange/cranberry has catapulted to the top of my "must make" list. I look forward to hearing about your travels!

vibi said...

Well, I'm not sure those have pennywise labeled, but they sure were easy and quick to make... which is great timewise, at least!
As usual, you've succeeded very well at them too!

HoneyB said...

Oh! Your in NY! :-) I hope your having the same beautiful weather we are having here today! Last week: SNOW. This week, sunshine and 60's! Enjoy your trip!

pinkstripes said...

I don't which I'm salivating more for: your European adventure or your gorgeous looking rugelach. I think the European adventure wins out.

Love the orange/cranberry combo though!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I think I would love the peacan one! But the 3 of them sound pretty good to me! You're so organized, to log on your vacations! Enjoy your time!

Emily said...

Oh Prudy how fun! I LOVE traveling in Europe! It is crazy how different things are from country to country! I love the history, thinking about what happened in each areas as you wander streets and explore castles, cathedrals etc.! I hope that you have the time of your life!

TeaLady said...

OOHHH These look good. Nice job, Pru. Pecan and chocolate would work too.

TeaLady said...

P.S. Don't forget to take pictures of your 'eating across europe' so we can live the food life vicariously thru you.

Jeena said...

What lovely little bites to eat Prudy, cranberry and orange sounds yummy. :-)

Beth said...

They look great! I'm a fellow TWD baker, and I was thinking that it would be nice if we all could chip in and get Laurie some small token/gift for all the work she does. Would you be willing to contribute? If I can get enough people, it would only be about $1 per person. No pressure :-) Let me know! bethberg12@yahoo.com

kim said...

hope you have a wonderful vacation!! :) your rugelach look perfect, and cranberry & orange sounds delish :)

Dawn said...

OMG have a wonderful time. I am so jealous. Yes, you will get to see so many wonderful little bakeries on your trip. Take it all in, why not. And the pasta in Italy is always fresh :::sigh:::
Have fun my dear!

The Blonde Duck said...

Did you ever find a jean skirt?

I wish I was eating my way through Europe with you. Le sigh.

Kayte said...

The cranberry combo sounds perfect for Thanksgiving...and Christmas...but I am still in a Thanksgiving mood...well, I WAS until I read your post that is...LOL. Happy vacationing! Your rugelach look really wonderful.

Natashya said...

You went without me? I thought you loved me!
I jest, somewhat. The rugelach look tasty and festive. The orange/cranberry combo sounds divine.

Fuji Mama said...

Oooh, I love good rugelach! Have a WONDERFUL trip!

Veronica said...

Looks delicious...Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Lucy said...

Seeing cranberry stopped me in my tracks! Those cookies look just great!! Just love the flavor of the two together!! I've been stocking up on those berries, yum!

Tammy said...

look great! but have a fabulous trip!!! I have been to all those places (other than New York which I cannot wait to visit!) and I can tell you, you will LOVE the bakeries you find in Europe!!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Prudy, Your rugelach looks oh so good, it makes me want to put some coffee on! Are you really jet setting all over europe?? I'm very envious!!

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks good...as always!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

Oh! I've been back logged on my reader and forgot you were going on vacation! Have a wonderful time. These look wonderful, as usual. And they will definitely be on the cookie trays this Christmas.

Marie said...

Erin your rugelach look delicious!!! I want them to hurry up and finish my kitchen so I can get busy baking mine!!!!

Dee said...

Lord, I'm such a sheep. I see, I want, I bake. I'm weak, but do you blame me? I'm dying to try the Cinnamon-Sugar Pecan slurp, drool, slobber.

p/s
I really like you but I'm a little jealous about all the globe-trotting you're doing. Is that wrong?

Grace said...

i'd like to take a moment to applaud the first person to toss cranberry and orange together--it's marvelous. your cookies look perfect and to put it simply, i want one. er...four. :)

Anna M. said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip...we went to Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden a few years ago and it was amazing! Your cookies look delicious...orange and cranberry are so 'fall' to me! =)

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Yours turned out beautifully! I hope you have a lovely trip - take lots of pictures, lol!

CECIL said...

I am about to make few batches of rugelach for parties and this filling sounds delicious!

Alwayzbakin said...

Your rugelach look and sound beautiful. Have a good time in Rome!

Michal said...

i adore rugelach. thanks for the recipe. i'm definitely making these before the holiday season hits.

by the way, if you still have internet access (i know you might be scheduling these posts) you need to finish entering your exercise in my challenge worksheet. the challenge ended yesterday and i need to proclaim a winner, collect fines, and award some cash!:)

Pam said...

Cranberry and orange - what an excellent combination of flavors. Delicious.

Theresa said...

Your getting me into the holiday spirit!! Love your choices of fillings. Enjoy your travels through Italy. Mange!

Aggie said...

Oh your cookies look so good Prudy, love your filling combinations.

Are you really going to Europe? Have a wonderful trip!!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

gorgeous rugelach!! what an amazing trip--you are going to have such a great time!!

riley said...

Have a great trip Prudy! I'm So beyond jealous. Europe is the last place I haven't been that I really want to go!

These cookies look amazing, I've never really been too tempted by a TWD -until now! Great fillings!

Prudence said...

These look absolutely FAB, Prudy!! Great job!

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Marthe said...

I also used cranberries in mine, absolutely loved them!!! Yours look very tasty!

jenjen said...

I hope you are having a great time on you vacation! Those cookies look fun and different. Have a good time!!!

Nazarina A said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! I love these, they are tasty little morsels!

Mike Spoodles said...

Cran-orange? You're a freaking flavor-genius!

Rosie said...

These Rugelach look gorgeous and i bet they tasted wonderful too.

Rosie x

Liz said...

OH I am dying of jealousy! I hope your vacation is truly fabulous, and please eat extra food vicariously on my behalf!

Marthe said...

These look perfect!! I loved them!

Yasmeen said...

Rugelach looks like a delicious baked goodie with tangy cranberries and orange .I'm bookmarking it!

alexandra's kitchen said...

I am dying to learn how to make rugelach. I bought one the other day from Corner Bakery and was more than disappointed, b/c I know how good homemade ones can be. I like the idea of cranberry orange better than currants, too. Yummy!

Sandy Smith said...

Cranberry and orange is a fantastic combo - I never would have thought about it for rugelach (I went with a more conventional raspberry-dark chocolate-walnut version), and I think it's a stroke of genius! Delightful!

Tracy said...

I am so jealous of your trip! Have a great time!

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Birdie said...

My husband loves Rugelach! I'm sure he will like these. Hope you had a great time on your trip!

Deanna said...

Oh, yum.

Mary Ann said...

Prudy, are you ever coming back? I miss you!!!!!

gigi said...

Come home! I miss you. Hope you are having a blast!

Janna said...

Love love love rugelach! I can't wait to make some for Christmas!

Mary Ann said...

I need my daily Prudy fix!!!

Michelle said...

Just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Prudy!!!! Today (the 13th) we honor YOU and your tasty talents you share with all of us! Much love...

taffi said...

you're never coming back, are you?

:insert big puppy dog eyes:

Sophie said...

I hope you're doing ok! Miss your posts :). I just saw that it's your birthday, have a great one! :)

Tanji said...

Hope you had a great European birhtday!! Now hurry back already! Can't wait to hear about your trip.

gigi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

I'm sure it was better than my Election Day Birthday.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Suprise Weekend Bonanza waiting for you.

Dawn said...

Erin - Hope you are having a blast. You know we all miss you here. Come back refreshed and ready. And Happy belated Birthday sweetie!!!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I, too, am having a hard time living without the culinary eye candy.

gigi said...

Still missing you....

Andrea said...

I keep checking thinking maybe my google reader is wrong..... definitey miss my cooking ideas!

Mary Ann said...

Prudy- you moved to Europe, didn't you!? The food was just too good.
Happy Birthday! I hope to see you are back soon!

wileyfamilyof5 said...

Miss you. Can't wait to get recipes soon.

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

I sure do miss your posts, Hope everything is well for you :)

Jocee said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! I've been looking for you forever! I'm glad I now have some of your recipes (and I'm sure Zorn will be just as happy!)

Katie said...

I adore rugelach! I first tried it at Whole Foods a few years ago and I fell in love.

Matt said...

What a phenomenal itinerary! I hope you enjoy every moment. I can't wait to see what your trip inspires you to cook!