I own a rolling pin, but never use it. It's not that I am afraid of it, I just don't really like using recipes that seem to have way too many process transitions. I use my rolling pin maybe twice a year. As you have seen by my carrot muffins, I am in some sort of wierd baking mood. I decided to get all brave and try to make some rugelach. I don't like most bakery pastry, and I wanted to see if I could "have it my way."
2 sticks of butter - softened
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup of walnut pieces
3/4 cup of chocolate chips - semisweet
1/4 cup of light brown sugar
Raspberry Jam - I used seedless
I love my mini cuisinart. It's petite,adorable, and cute. It was sitting lost and lonely in a cabinet behind my giant cuisinart. It should have a permanent place on my counter, but I dislike the clutter.
Starting with the wide edge, roll up each wedge. Put the rolled up rugelach on to a baking sheet lined with parchement paper or a silpat.
Chill for 30 minutes.