Virtual Cookie Exchange-Nut Rolls
Staci Troilo is hosting her second annual virtual cookie exchange on her blog. Last year she had several excellent recipes and this year she will have even more, and I added some excellent recipes to my collection.
I originally was going to share my son’s favorite cookie, but I am sharing my Nut Roll Recipe in honor of my Grandma Mary, it was her favorite cookie that I made. And for those of you who knew her, she would say, it was the best (Even though nothing I made was ever better than anything she made), but she said that to everyone.
Those of you who know Staci and me also know that our Grandma was known for her baking prowess and her sweet tooth. She passed along her love of baking to us.
Before starting any recipe, I always read the recipe in its entirety to ensure I have the necessary equipment and ingredients. This will save you from making that mad dash to the grocery store for something you don’t have. For this recipe, parchment paper is a must.
Let’s get started.
The recipe can be found below, or you can download it here. Click Here
This recipe takes a bit of time, but it is well worth it. Your family will love them.
6 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
3 Tbsp. Plus 1 Tsp. Sugar
1/2 Lb. Butter
3 Beaten Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Milk
2 Pkgs. Dry Yeast
2 Lb. Ground Walnuts
1-3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Milk
4 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tsp. Vanilla
Heat milk in microwave, add yeast, 1 Tsp. sugar, mix and set aside to proof. Sift flour, salt, and remaining sugar. Mix butter into flour (will be pie crust consistency). Add beaten eggs and sour cream. Pour in yeast mixture, knead to make soft dough.
Mix walnuts and sugar. Heat milk, vanilla and butter in heavy bottom sauce pan just until butter is melted. Pour over walnut mixture, stir to moisten.
Divide dough into 5 even pieces. Roll into an 8 x 14 rectangle. Spread 1/5 of the filling leaving a one-half inch border around all sides. and roll lengthwise to form nut roll. Place seam side down and tuck ends under. Cover and let raise 1 hour. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
After removing from oven, wipe tops with butter, cover and cool on baking sheet.
Even though the filling is supposed to be for 5 nut rolls, I find it too sparse and only make 4 nut rolls from it. So, for the 5th dough ball, I use a jar of apricot filling.
If you want to make all five nut rolls, use the filling recipe below and not the one with the original recipe. This is the filling recipe I use when I make my nut rolls, it is enough for all five rolls.
3 Lb. Ground Walnuts
2-1/4 Cup Sugar
1-1/2 Cup Milk
6 Tbsp. Butter
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
That was easier than you thought. Download the Nut Roll Recipe for your holiday baking.
Don’t forget to visit Staci Troilo’s Virtual Cookie Exchange.
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She did, and so do I. This is a recipe that when I make it, I always think about Nana.Reply
I like them, too. Can’t go wrong with nuts. Or apricot. Or cherry. Raspberry. Oh! Fig…Reply
Michele is my sister. 🙂Reply
Yes, we are sisters.
Thank you. Once you make them, you will find them easy to make and continue making them. The apricot jam is good. When I make the ones with the apricot jam, I often make a powdered sugar icing to drizzle on top. Yum.Reply
These look and sound delicious anything with nuts I love 🙂Reply
Thank you, Carol. I love cookies with nuts. Sometimes I change up the nuts and uses pecans or a walnut, pecan, pistachio mix. Yum.Reply
Thanks, Joan. Yes, we are very lucky to have the recipes and the memories of baking with her. She loved to bake and share with everyone.Reply
Seems like my grandmother made a nut roll when I was a kid, but I can’t remember ever eating it. This is one I’d love to try. Thanks for sharing it, Michele!Reply
Definitely worth trying, Teri. I think nut rolls were on every grandmother’s cookie list and tray. Even though they take time, they are worth the effort.Reply
A lovely tribute to your grandmother, Michele. Favorite recipes is a great way to honor and remember our loved ones. The recipe sounds amazing and your presentation was beautiful. I made a little “oooh” when I opened the post. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and beautiful new year.Reply
Thank you, Diana. Grandma was a wonderful person and loved by so many for her kindness and generosity. We are one short at our table this year, but her memory is a blessing.
I hope you give them a try, they are tasty and even better if you microwave them a few seconds and top them with butter. We have also grilled them at breakfast.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.Reply
Thank you, Amy, I am glad you are going to try them. You will not be disappointed. Our Grandma was a special person, and she will be missed.Reply
The rolls look amazing and delicious, Michele. What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother.Reply
Thank you, Denise. They taste as good as they look and the whole house smells wonderful as they bake.
We all miss Grandma, but she her legacy will live on through all of us. Our only hope is to be as good of a person as Grandma truly had been.Reply
Michele I am so sorry for your loss. You Nana looks just like my Nona! Your rolls look amazing and I can’t wait to give them a try!🍪💜Reply
Thank you, Susan. We already miss her a lot. I think that all Nana’s look great. They always seem to be so happy and full of life.
So glad you are going to give them a try. Stop back and let me know how they turned out. Trust me, they taste fantastic.Reply
Thanks, Jan. We do miss her. They are worth making. I love anything with nuts. Let me know how they turn out.Reply
Hi Michele, I am so sorry about your grandmother. This recipe is a lovely tribute to her 💗Reply
Thanks, Robbie. She was a true blessing.Reply
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Nana loved these. So nice to see them (and her) highlighted here. Thanks for sharing. 🍪