Sugar Free Rogaliki with Jam (Rugelach)

Rogaliki is easy-to-make, easier-to-devour cookies that are flaky, buttery, and absolutely delicious. They go perfect with coffee or make the ultimate party dessert. With so many filling options, this Russian treat is always fun.

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Raspberry and Cherry Rogaliki. My goodness, they are so good. If you could smell my kitchen right now, you’d know exactly what I was talking about. 

Rogaliki is prepared during so many occasions – holiday parties, family dinners, community potlucks, and literally just because – because why not? You haven’t even heard the best part yet. This recipe is sugarless. So those watching their sugar intake, rejoice. I’ve got the perfect dessert for you. For anyone, actually, because they’re so darn good.

What makes sugarless Rogaliki so great?

The flour. Canadian flour to be exact. That’s the secret here. It takes these cookies to a whole new level of soft. Thanks, Canada.

Sour cream. Moisture and cookies always go well together and sour cream helps add so much moisture to the cookie dough. The end result? A very fine crumb.

The filling. This is the fun part. These cookies can be filled with almost any sort of filling you like! You could even make a few different fillings and have a variety of flavors on your table. I’m a fruity jam kind of girl, so a cherry and raspberry jam mixture hit the perfect spot for me. Here are a few fun flavor combos:

  • Honey, cinnamon, and nuts – it’ll give you all the baklava vibes
  • Apples and Nutella – for kids, and those that are kids at heart
  • Strawberries and cream cheese – mmm

One recipe, so many variations. What will you cook up?

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour + 1/2 cup to roll out the dough
  • 2 drops of vanilla
  • Jam, any that you like

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 How to make Sugarless Rogaliki: 

  • Melt butter in the microwave.
  • In a medium sized bowl,  add 1 large egg, 2 drops of vanilla and melted butter. Beat or whisk together. (I use a hand mixer)
  • To the bowl add, 1 cup of sour cream.
  • In a separate shallow plate, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and  juice 1/2 a lemon. It will foam. Mix together and add to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Fold in 2 1/2 cups of flour. (I use Canadian flour). 
  • Mix it until the dough forms into a ball.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Cut the dough into four equal parts.
  • Roll out each piece into a circle. (Sprinkle some flour onto your counter to make it easier)

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  • With a pizza slicer, cut the dough into pizza slice shapes.
  • Here you can use any jam that you love. I used two different kinds (cherry and raspberry). Put a teaspoon of jam on each slice and roll it in so the jam stays inside and the tip is showing, like a croissant.

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  • Put the rolled rogaliki onto a baking sheet. (butter the baking sheet from sticking or use parchment paper)
  • Now you have two options, you could leave it the way it is and put in the oven to bake, or you could whisk one egg and brush on each rogalik and sprinkle with sugar and then bake.

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  • Baking will take 30-35minutes. Let cool.

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Equipment I Used

Sugarless Dough Rogaliki rugelach

Sugarless Dough Rogaliki (rugelach)

Rogaliki is easy-to-make, easier-to-devour cookies that are flaky, buttery, and absolutely delicious. They go perfect with coffee or make the ultimate party dessert. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 8
Calories 439 kcal

Equipment

  • bowls
  • hand mixer
  • Spatula
  • pizza slicer
  • Baking sheet
  • whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 ½ cups flour for the dough
  • ½ cup flour for rolling out the dough
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • Jam (any that you like)

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in the microwave.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add 1 large egg, 2 drops of vanilla and melted butter. Beat with a hand mixer or whisk together.
  • To the bowl add, 1 cup of sour cream.
  • In a separate shallow plate, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and squeeze a 1/2 a lemon. It will foam. Mix together and add to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Fold in 2 1/2 cups of flour. (I use Canadian flour)
  • Mix it until the dough forms into a ball.
    Sugarless Dough Rogaliki rugelach
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Cut the dough into four equal parts.
  • Roll out each piece into a circle. (Sprinkle some flour onto your counter to make it easier)
    Sugarless Dough Rogaliki rugelach
  • With a pizza slicer, cut the dough into pizza slice shapes.
  • Put a teaspoon of preferred jam on each slice and roll it in so the jam stays inside and the tip is showing, like a croissant.
    Sugarless Dough Rogaliki rugelach
  • Place on a baking sheet. Then you can either bake the way it is, or brush the rogalik with 1 wisked egg and sprinkle on some sugar before placing into the preheated oven.
    Sugarless Dough Rogaliki rugelach
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, cool then enjoy!
    Sugarless Dough Rogaliki rugelach

Notes

Tip: Sprinkle with powdered sugar when serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sugarless Dough Rogaliki (rugelach)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 918IU18%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword apple jam, dessert, fruit jam, lemon, phyllo dough, rogaliki, rugelach, russian cookie, russian dessert, sour cream, sugar free, sweet, vanilla
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One Comment

  1. i love the cherry !

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