Aunt Ruth's Danish Nut Rolls

Ann Sumpter


My late Aunt Ruth gave me this recipe years ago. Our family has enjoyed it many times. It is time consuming but the taste is great. It's great to freeze them and bring out when company comes or on special occasions. I hope everyone can enjoy this as much as we have.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Yield: 6 rolls
30 Min


  • 5 c.
    all-purpose flour
  • 1-lb
    butter or margarine (can use 1/2 and 1/2)
  • 1 c.
    luke warm water
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 t.
  • 1 pkg.
    dry yeast
  • 3 T.

  • 4 c.
    walnuts (grinded fine)
  • 3 c.
  • 1/4 c.
    scalded milk
  • 1 t.
    almond flavoring

How to Make Aunt Ruth's Danish Nut Rolls


  1. Sift flour with salt. Mix butter with flour and salt as for a pie crust.
  2. Add yeast into cup with luke warm water and sugar until completely dissolved.
  3. Add dry ingredients including eggs. Mix well with hands.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Divide dough into 6 equal balls. Roll each out thin on floured board. Spread with melted butter before putting nuts on mixture.
  6. After adding nut filling. Roll up and seal ends. Brush top of rolls with egg yolk and 1 T. water. Bake at 350°for 30 to 35 minutes. Makes 6 rolls

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About Aunt Ruth's Danish Nut Rolls

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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