Nut Roll Cookies

Baking By cakecrafting450 Updated 18 Dec 2013 , 11:10am by Brooks321

cakecrafting450 Posted 15 Dec 2013 , 8:18pm
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I'm looking for a recipe or some help with nut rolls. My husband's grandmother used to make them and he said they are the kind that do not look like a cinnamon roll where the dough is flattened, filling spread, rolled up and sliced before baking. The nut rolls from his memory are more of a square of dough with the filling spread diagonally and the corners pinched together or overlapped. 


I've searched google and pinterest and I am lost. Does anybody have any experience with these types of "cookies"? Would anyone be willing to direct me to a recipe? 

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MBalaska Posted 15 Dec 2013 , 10:13pm
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look for pinwheel  cookies

AnnieCahill Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 3:11pm
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That's so funny because I'm on the same quest.  I could have sworn that my husband's grandmother gave me the recipe a few years ago but I can't find it anywhere.  You're right, it's not like the spirals you see on the internet.  The nut filling is inside the cookies and totally covered in dough. 


If I come across anything I'll let you know!

AnnieCahill Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 3:26pm
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Ok, how about this?  These look like my husband's grandmother's cookies.


It would also make sense because they are from PA.

cakecrafting450 Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 7:15pm
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Thanks all. I will check the suggestions. 

shanter Posted 17 Dec 2013 , 9:15pm
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You might look for filled cookie recipes. We have one in our family that has ground raisins and chopped walnuts in the filling, but you could use figs and pecans, apricots and hazlenuts, etc.

Brooks321 Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 11:10am
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Try this cookies. I love them. Just add nuts if you want :)

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