1. Chocolate or Apple Rugelach
A quintessential Jewish cookie, the rugelach is a layered, folded morsel that dates back centuries and can walk the line between dense and indulgent, and flaky and fruity; rectangular, square or crescent-shaped, they’re often flavored with jams such as apricot or raspberry. Here at Canter’s, they’re some of the top sellers, whether they’re in coconut, chocolate, cinnamon, apple or raspberry form.
“It’s just buttery, layered really well, and it’s fresh, dude,” says Fox. “A lot of the rugelachs I’ve had aren’t as good; usually when you get a rugelach it’s really crumbly and dry. To me, this is the pinnacle: When I eat rugelach, I always compare it to these. People like the raspberry, but pound for pound, the chocolate and the apple [varieties] are my favorite things in that case.”