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November/December 2010 BCTM: Maida Heatter's COOKIES- Rolled

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Our baking cookbook for November/December 2010 is Maider Heatter's COOKIES, anyhwhere you can find them.

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  1. The Plain Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies are excellent. The dough can be rolled very thin, it holds its shape well in the oven and it gets really crispy. I use this recipe for my annual batch of Valentine sugar cookies. From Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Cookies p. 193.

    1. Rugelach, from MH's Book of Great Cookies, p 201.
      I have to admit that I haven't made any other rugelach recipes, but I've made these a few times now, and they're lovely. The dough is a little fussy-- a traditional mixture of butter, cream cheese, flour and salt which ripens overnight-- but making the crescents is easier than I'd thought. This time, I used two other fillings: raspberry jam and mini chocolate morsels.

      This is a substantial, flaky cookie, and folks at work wanted the recipe when I brought them in. A solid rugelach recipe if you're looking for one.