When there’s vegan rugelach in the house you better hide them from me because I will eat them all!
One is the Chocolate Raspberry and the other is filled with Poppy seed spread.
The poppy seed filled ones are my all time favorite even over the chocolate!
I can eat all the poppy seed filling right out of the can!
If you have never worked with Rugelach dough you are in for a treat.
It is super silky and really easy to work with.
The cream cheese in the dough makes it so soft and actually it is what makes this dough so unique.
Check out how easy it is to make them and don’t forget you can fill these cookies with anything you prefer!
I’ve also made them into Pecan Pie filled Rugelach for a holiday hit!
Notes for Success:
The vegan lactic acid is an optional ingredient that I use when I am working with vegan cream cheese to give it that signature tang of regular cream cheese
I use it in many of my recipes calling for cream cheese so you won’t be sorry to grab a bag!
Silicone baking mat is recommended for the raspberry cookies since the jam will seep out slightly upon baking making it nearly impossible to get the cookies off the parchment paper
The original recipe for this cookie dough from my past life called for egg yolks which I replaced with Vegan Egg by Follow Your Heart.
Not everyone can get the same products so I also tested it with Bob’s Red Mill with excellent results.
Simply substitute it in your favorite egg replacer in the same quantity as listed below for the equivalent of two eggs
I only use Tofutti Cream Cheese for my BAKED recipes (*not sponsored) I’ve not had success with any other brand in BAKED recipes
However more recently some of my viewers have commented on some of those other brands that now seem to work in baked recipes?
One noted having success with Violife, another person stated they used Miyokos original and it turned out divine
In the UK, the Asda supermarket brand works great
Click the links below for more awesome cookie recipes!
- All Purpose Flour 2½ cup (312g)
- Baking Powder ½ teaspoon
- Salt pinch
- Vegan Butter 1 cup (226g)
- Vegan Cream Cheese 8 ounce package (226g) *see notes
- Vegan Lactic Acid *optional ¼ teaspoon
- Granulated Sugar ½ cup
- Vegan Egg by FYH 2 Tablespoons (12g) *see notes
- Cold Water ¼ cup (60ml)
- Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
- Raspberry Jam 1½ cup
- Mini Vegan Chocolate Chips ¾ cup
- Vegan Chocolate Cookies crushed or cake crumbs 6 Tablespoons *optional
- Aquafaba for brushing the cookies before baking
- Cinnamon Sugar for sprinkling
- Combine the vegan egg with the cold water and whisk smooth then add the vanilla extract to that
- Cream the softened vegan butter with the sugar with an electric mixer using the paddle attachment (or by hand) until light & fluffy
- Add the vegan cream cheese and mix just until smooth and combined well
- Add the vegan egg mixture to the creamed butter mixture and mix well, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl for an even mix
- Sift the flour with the baking powder then add it all at once to the mixer and mix on low speed to combine.
- Wrap the dough into 3 separate equal discs (rounds) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Once the dough has relaxed and is chilled, knead it lightly on a floured surface to form a round disc then roll it out to 12" diameter
- Spread with about ½ cup of the raspberry jam then sprinkle with about ¼ cup of the mini chips and 2 Tbs of crushed cookies or cake crumbs
- Cut the dough circle first by quartering the entire piece (like you are cutting a pie), then each quarter gets cut into 4 pieces for a total of 16 wedges
- Roll up each wedge from the fat edge into the center as shown in the video
- Place the cookies on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper on a sheet pan, brush with aquafaba then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 30-35 minutes until golden browned
Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks at room temperature
Freeze for up to 2 months