This is a recipe I came up with on a whim while trying to find a way to use refrigerated pre-rolled pie crusts that I had on hand, and didn't want to waste. Although not as rich a dough as traditional rugelach, these are delicious, and they came out even better than I expected!
From the book "The Stevia Cookbook" by Ray Sahelian MD & Donna Gates. I am posting this recipe in order to get more people interested in the all-natural sweetening herb stevia, and to get the nutritional information for this recipe.
This recipe is from a Better Homes & Gardens magazine from several years ago, celebrating special cookies representing each state in the U.S.-- these are from Nevada. The cookies are crispy & light, with a definite "kick". NOTE: DO NOT substitute regular chili powder or ground red pepper.
(These cookies would also be good without the ground peppers.)
Got this recipe off the internet after doing a Google search, and found that someone had originally bought them at Sam's Club and asked for the recipe ... just like I did! I imagine you can play with the ingredients some, and I plan to try cutting the fat (2 sticks of butter for 30 cookies??! YIKES!), but am posting the recipe exactly as I found it on the net.
I got this recipe from my Dad, who got it off a recipe card. Not satisfied with the orange flavor of the original recipe, I tweaked a few ingredients to make it more intense. You can use your own graham cracker crust recipe if you prefer; we like the store-bought Oreo (dark chocolate) crust.
I found this recipe in a magazine while waiting in a doctor's office. It looked so good, I made it that evening with dinner. This is tasty & quick, and I would imagine you could experiment with any number of seasonings to go with a variety of menus. These can also be baked separately on a cookie sheet instead of the loaf pan.