Italian Nut Rolls/Cookies

Italian Nut Rolls/cookies Recipe

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Elizabeth Fletcher


My mother got this recipe from a co-worker many years ago. It takes a little time to make but OMG, awesome. This is my husband's favorite cookie!


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at least 6 dozen
2 Hr
10 Min


  • 4 1/2 c
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 pt
    sour cream
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1 lb
    butter or margarine (4 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 tsp

  • 3/4 lb
    walnuts, ground fine
  • 1 c
  • 2
    eggs whites beaten until fluffy
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp

  • ·
    powder sugar to mix with flour for rolling dough and for rolling finished cookie

How to Make Italian Nut Rolls/Cookies


  1. Make dough the night before baking:
    Beat egg yolks. Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten yolks. Add the rest of the dough ingredients. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Make filling the night before baking:
    Beat egg whites. Add other ingredients. Mix well. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Roll dough in flour mixed with powder sugar. Make 3 inch squares. Put 1/2 tsp filling in center of square. Fold up 2 opposite corners. Brush with egg white and roll in powdered sugar.
  5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes. (check after 12 minutes - don't overcook).
    After cookie is cooled, roll in powder sugar again.

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About Italian Nut Rolls/Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Holidays

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