The Most Amazing Nut Rolls

These nut rolls are unlike any other that I've had. The dough is more bread-like and the nut filling is substantial. Store-bought nut rolls tend to be more cake-like with a skimpy nut filling.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. In a small saucepan scald 1 cup milk, add 1/4 cup water and 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  3. add 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

In mixing bowl, combine:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Cut in 1/4 cup shortening
  2. Add 2 egg yolks and the milk/yeast mixture
  3. Knead until shiny but not sticky. I use the dough hook attachment on my Kitchenaid mixer and let it go for about 5 minutes.
  4. Divide dough into three equal pieces on placed on greased cookie sheet. Cover with a clean dish cloth and let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size. (About one hour)
  5. Combine ingredients in a saucepan over low heat and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 3-4 cups of chopped walnuts.
  6. Roll dough out into a circle (about 1/8" to 1/4 " thick) and spread 1/3 of nut mixture to within an inch or so of the edges.
  7. Roll it up and place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet. Cover with cloth and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  8. Brush egg whites over rolls and bake at 350 degree for 30-40 minutes


  • These freeze well if wrapped in plastic wrap and freezer paper.