Family Favorite Walnut Strudel Cookie Recipe

Already it's Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop, only one more to go. Today we are sharing something sweet recipe ideas. I'm sharing a family favorite walnut strudel cookie recipe.



If I don't make these cookies during the holidays, do I hear about it! They are always the first to go on the cookie tray.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray. #christmasbaking #christmascookies #walnutcookierecipe

Walnut Strudel Christmas Cookies

These jelly roll-style cookies are easy to make and freeze well so they can be made ahead of time. You may want to make two batches because they are just too good to resist.



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It's Day 11 and we have been in the kitchen making something sweet to share!




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Something Sweet - Family Holiday Favorite Walnut Strudel Cookies (You Are Here)
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There's a funny story about these cookies. Many years ago (nobody remembers why), my family renamed these cookies. We have no clue what it means but when a family member says, Marie made her new-kin-knock-ins, everyone knows what they're talking about!



Maybe it's because when I make them, they come a-knocking.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

I've included a printable recipe card further down.



How To Make Walnut Strudel Cookies

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These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

Walnut Strudel Cookie Recipe Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make the walnut strudel cookies.


8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 cup of ground walnuts
1/4 cup powdered sugar



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

Walnut Strudel Cookie Dough

The dough is so quick and easy to make with just three ingredients and an electric mixer.



Cream the butter and cream cheese together. You can use margarine but I find it tastes better with butter. Add two cups of flour and mix until the dough crumbles and starts to stick together.



At this point, you can use the kneading hook attachment on your mixer. My preference is to knead the dough by hand.



Form the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least one hour.



Can I double the recipe?

The dough is quite heavy for an electric mixer to double the recipe. It is best to make two separate batches of cookies.


These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

Walnut Strudel Cookie Spread

While the dough is chilling is a good time to start the walnut spread. Grind whole walnuts fine with a food chopper or purchase ground walnuts.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

In a small saucepan on medium heat add granulated sugar and milk, stirring occasionally until dissolved and starts to bubble. Add the ground walnuts and remove them from heat. Set aside to cool and thicken.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12 x 18-inch rectangle. Cut the dough in half lengthwise.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

Spread the walnut mixture on both sides of the rolled dough. Don't spread it too close to the edges otherwise, the filling will seep outside of the cookies when baking.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

Starting with the long side roll the dough as tightly as you can jelly-roll style and trim the ends. Gosh, looking at the photo below serves as a reminder that I need to replace my well-used air bake cookie sheets.



Cut the rolls crosswise in half so you end up with 4 rolls. Place them seam side down on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

Cut each roll into 1/2-inch thick slices without separating the cookies.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

Bake in 350℉ oven for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool slightly and remove them from the cookie sheet with a spatula to cool on baking racks.



Once they are completely cooled, dust with powdered sugar and separate the cookies.



Can these walnut strudel cookies be frozen?

Absolutely! These walnut strudel cookies freeze well for up to thirty days in air-tight food storage containers. Remove them from the freezer at least 30 minutes before serving.



These delicious jelly roll-style walnut strudel cookies are a family favorite during the holidays and always the first to go on the cookie tray.

As promised here is the printable recipe card below.



Recipe Yield: 60 Cookies
Author:

Walnut Strudel Christmas Cookies

Walnut Strudel Cookies

If I don't make these cookies during the holidays I hear about it. They are always the first to go on the cookie tray!
prep time: 2 H & 15 M cook time: 15 M total time: 2 H & 30 M

ingredients:

  • 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup of ground walnuts
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

instructions:

How To Bake Walnut Strudel Cookies

Cookie Dough
  1. Beat cream cheese and margarine with an electric mixer until well combined.
  2. Add flour and mix well.
  3. Shape into a ball and cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
Walnut Filling
  1. Grind walnuts fine in a small food chopper and set them aside.
  2. Cook sugar and milk in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook until the milk boils and sugar dissolves.
  4. Add ground walnuts.
  5. Remove from heat and cool until spreadable.
Baking Instructions
  1. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to form an 18 x 12-inch rectangle.
  2. Cut in half lengthwise.
  3. Spread each with nut filling.
  4. Starting from the long side, roll up each strip jelly-roll style.
  5. Cut rolls crosswise in half.
  6. Place seam side down on ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  7. Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices without separating.
  8. Bake in 350º oven 15 to 20 minutes or until done.
  9. Let cool slightly.
  10. Remove and cool on racks.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar.
  12. Separate slices into cookies.
  13. Cover and refrigerate or freeze.
Calories
57.43
Fat (grams)
2.91
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.75
Carbs (grams)
7.25
Fiber (grams)
0.11
Net carbs
7.14
Sugar (grams)
4.00
Protein (grams)
0.73
Sodium (milligrams)
24.75
Cholesterol (grams)
7.95
Created using The Recipes Generator


All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.



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  1. These look really good! I have never seen a filled cookie before. Thanks for sharing at the Saturday Sparks. I am pining this recipe to try later.

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    1. You're welcome Erica, I hope you like them and thanks for the pin too! 😊

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  2. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

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