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Monastic rugelach cookies recipe

Easy rugelach cookies recipe

Rugelach cookies are everyone's favourite treat! During the Great Lent period dairy products are excluded. Nun Tatiana shares with us this rugelach cookies recipe that can be used during the lenten season as they are made without milk, butter and eggs. These lent cookies are light and tender, they are enjoyed not only at our Convent but all over Belarus.

  • 500 grams all-purpose flour
  • 100 ml sunflower seed oil
  • 200 ml water
  • 125 grams granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of any thick jam or preserves

Preheat your oven to 220 degrees C (428 degrees F). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or grease them with oil.


In a large bowl whisk together the flour with the oil. Pour vinegar on a teaspoon with baking soda and add this fizzing mixture to the flour with oil. Then add salt, sugar and water and mix everything. Knead dough.

Bake about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Do not open the oven before the cookies are ready!

We invite you to enjoy the Great Lent period with the following rugelach cookies recipe with jam. They are so good and so easy to bake that you will love them all year round.

April 01, 2021
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