You are here: Home » Recipes » Rugelach with Currants Rugelach with Currants Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 4 This elegant cookie will be at home on the finest tea table or dessert buffet, if your family doesn't find them first. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter, softened8 ounces cream cheese, softened1/4 teaspoon salt2 cups flour1/4 cup melted unsalted butter3/4 cup sugar2 teaspoons (or more) cinnamon1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts1 1/3 cups currants1 egg white2 tablespoons water Instructions Beat one cup butter and cream cheese at high speed in a mixing bowl until light. Beat in the salt. Stir in the flour with a spoon. Shape into a log with floured hands and cut into 4 equal portions. Flatten each portion into a disc and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill for one hour or longer. Let one disk at a time stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness between sheets of floured waxed paper. Remove the waxed paper. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon, reserving 1/4 cup cinnamon-sugar for the topping. Sprinkle with the walnuts and currants, pressing lightly into the surface. Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll from the wide ends to enclose the filling. Place point side down on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Brush with a mixture of the egg white and water. Sprinkle with the reserved cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 375F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes; remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Rhode Island’s A Tasteful Reflection of Historic Rhode Island (Providence, Rhode Island, 1995).