Irresistible Chocolate Rugelach Recipe for Your Sweet Tooth

Chocolate rugelach is a deliciously flaky pastry filled with rich chocolate, perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth.

Craving a sweet treat that wraps its chocolatey goodness in a cozy hug of flaky pastry? You, my friend, are in the right place! Follow along for a delightful, step-by-step chocolate rugelach recipe that will have your taste buds dancing and your kitchen smelling divine. Let’s turn simple ingredients into pure magic!


About Chocolate Rugelach

about chocolate rugelach

Chocolate Rugelach combines tender, flaky dough with a rich, chocolatey interior. The ultimate treat for chocolate lovers and pastry enthusiasts! Perfect for holidays or any day that ends in “y”.

  • Cuisine Type: Jewish
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Cooking Method: Baking


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into chunks
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, chilled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (for sprinkling)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and cream cheese chunks.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, mix until dough forms clumps. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle.
  5. Sprinkle sugar and then evenly distribute the chopped chocolate over the dough.
  6. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 2-inch wide strips and then into triangles.
  7. Roll each triangle from the wide end to the tip, forming crescents. Place on baking sheets.
  8. Brush each crescent with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
  10. Try not to eat them all at once! (Or do, we won’t judge.)


  • Swap dark chocolate for milk or white chocolate for a sweeter treat.
  • Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a sophisticated twist.
  • Mix in some chopped nuts, like pecans or walnuts, for added crunch.
  • Dust with powdered sugar post-baking for a snowy look.
  • For a fruity flair, spread a thin layer of raspberry jam before adding chocolate.