Sprouted Praline Rugelach
  • 8ounces organic or raw cream cheese, softened
  • 1cup raw or organic butter, softened
  • 3/4cup organic sugar
  • 3teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 2cups sprouted white wheat or sorghum (g-f) flour
  • 1/4cup raw or organic butter, melted and cooled
  • 2tablespoons cane or maple syrup
  • 2tablespoons heavy raw or organic cream
  • 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
  • 1 large organic or pastured egg, lightly beaten
  1. Beat cream cheese, softened butter, 1/4 cup sucanat, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon salt at medium speed in electric stand mixer 2-3 minutes until creamy.
  2. Gradually add flour, blending well.
  3. Divide dough into 4 equal portions flattening each into a disc.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours.
  5. Stir together melted butter, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 cup sucanat, 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
  6. Remove from refrigerator and unwrap 1 dough disk and roll into a 10" circle (about 1/4" thick) on a lightly floured surface (silpats make great surfaces, too).
  7. Spread about 3 1/2 tablespoons butter mixture in a thin layer on dough circle, leaving a 1/2" border around edges.
  8. Sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans over butter mixture, pressing to adhere. Cut circle into 12 wedges and roll up wedges, starting at wide end.
  9. Place point sides down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill at least 1/2 hour.
  10. Repeat procedure with remaining dough (one disc at a time), butter mixture, and pecans.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  12. Whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush each roll with egg mixture.
  13. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, switching baking sheets halfway through if baking 2 pans at a time.
  14. Cool cookies on baking sheets 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks.