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rugalach

Syllabification: rug·a·lach
Pronunciation: /ˈrəɡələKH
 
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(also rugelach)

Definition of rugalach in English:

noun

A bite-size cookie made with cream-cheese dough rolled around a filling of nuts, poppy seed paste, chocolate, or jam.
Example sentences
  • Last year, at a friend's parents' Hanukkah party, I eased my way through the roasted cashews, the challah bread, the decadent rugalach.
  • This was my first time baking rugalach, and this recipe surpassed my expectations.
  • Rugelach need to have a crunchy exterior, a chewy interior, and be studded with walnuts and raisins.

Origin

Yiddish, literally 'little twists'.

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