I make these every year; the recipe came from a girl on a bridal forum I used when I was planning my wedding 4 years ago. They taste like cinnamon buns! Important note: I’ve posted the filling amounts as the recipe was given to me, but it makes so much that I only do half and still have some left over. This is a great cookie for cookie exchanges because it makes a ton and it’s not really hard to do; it just takes a little bit of time because you need to chill the dough before you cut and bake it. You can also make these the night before you want to bake them.
- 1 lb butter or margarine
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 egg yolks
Mix above ingredients. Make 6 balls, roll out each ball like a pie crust (using rolling pin or dowel).
- 4 cups finely chopped walnuts
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 TBS ricotta
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Mix together and spread mixture onto dough. Roll into a log. Do this for each of the rolled out balls.
- Brush top of each log with an egg yolk and water mixture.
- Cool in the fridge for an hour (this is very important or they won’t cut properly!)
- Cut each log using a serrated knife.
- Bake at 350 for 20 min.