This delicious and beautiful recipe for rugelach (a flakey, tender Jewish pastry / cookie) was handed down through 4 generations of Gourmet Magazine's food editor Melissa Roberts’s family and was recently featured as part of "Gourmet’s Favorite Cookies: 1941-2008". These are easier than the typical crescent rugelach as they are scored first, baked, and then broken into individual cookies afterwards, for a wonderful variety of textures from top to bottom. The dough can be used for many different fillings including: Nutella (warm slightly before spreading), mini chocolate chips, cinnamon sugar, etc... Just use what you like! These freeze well. Dough must be chilled (preferably overnight) before using.