So, as a thank you gift, more an idea really, since I won´t be able to actually ship them, like a proper gift should be, I´m using the rest of the dough to make two different kinds of rugelach: nutella with added hazelnuts, suggested by many and already made by some, and then a filling of dulce de leche, chocolate chips and walnuts; what else, right?
For now, you´ll have to settle for the pictures and my word that they turned out really, really good. Both fillings were perfect guests during their overnight stay in the fridge; no syrupy mess at all. But in the oven the went separate ways. Really, same parents, same education and they turn out completely different. Dulce de leche when extra caramelized (as it definitely happens in this recipe) is worth every mess. Those dark, crispy bits are the best part.
I ended up using the original cinnamon, nutty sugar for coating the rugelach because I still had such a huge amount left. And I still do!