Definition of rugalach in English:

rugalach

(also rugelach)

noun

  • A bite-size cookie made with cream-cheese dough rolled around a filling of nuts, poppy seed paste, chocolate, or jam.

    • ‘This was my first time baking rugalach, and this recipe surpassed my expectations.’
    • ‘Last year, at a friend's parents' Hanukkah party, I eased my way through the roasted cashews, the challah bread, the decadent rugalach.’
    • ‘Rugelach need to have a crunchy exterior, a chewy interior, and be studded with walnuts and raisins.’
    • ‘Add a sweet treat to the end of your meal by making homemade rugalach.’

Origin

Yiddish, literally little twists.

Pronunciation:

rugalach

/ˈrəɡələKH/