This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is yet another rugelach by another name (see: “Friendship Cookies“). Basically it’s a cream cheese pastry, rolled out into a circle,”filled” with something and then cut into triangles and rolled into little crescent shapes.
Although these look like rugelach and are made like rugelach, the traditional cream cheese dough harbors a surprise — Triscuit crumbs — and the filling packs some heat. It’s a mix of mustard and Major Grey’s chutney, a somewhat sweet, variably spicy, jammy blend of mango and ginger. (I use mild chutney, but you can go hotter, if you’d like.)
Now I didn’t have TWO of the major ingredients (no pun intended!) for these but I improvised! I used some salty crackers (not Triscuits) and just regular mango chutney because that’s what we had on hand (AND I finished a jar – hurrah!). My dough definitely wasn’t as it would have been with Triscuits because the crackers I used had less texture but it worked out ok. The filling. Hmmm. Mustard and what sounds like spicy chutney (well, spicy from ginger)? I don’t know. I DO know that mustard and the regular chutney was on the sweet side so this wasn’t exactly the savoury cookie I was expecting.
I made 1/4 of the recipe and this made 8 “cookies”that were larger than I think they are meant to be – around 8cm in length. This seems longer that in the photo and from other rolled cookies we’ve made but the dough was rolled as thin as it needed to be so maybe the dough goes further than the recipe says?
So, how were they? Well, as Gaye said, “I liked these but didn’t love them. I would not make them again, but if someone presented these in a bowl as nibbles at a party, I would happily eat them.”
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Major Grey’s Roll Ups on p 441 of Dorie’s Cookies!
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