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Italian Chocolate Roll Cookies

By: Bella Bucchiotti
There’s no doubt about it - these are some mighty pretty Christmas cookies! These chocolate roll cookies are easy even for beginner home bakers. Italian chocolate filled cookies are a holiday favourite, so add these cookies to your Christmas baking list.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies

Ingredients 

Dough

  • 8 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 3 Cups flour

Filling

  • 12 Ounces chocolate chips, milk
  • 14 Ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 Tsp cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Add the dough ingredients into the bowl of a mixer. Knead together until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, place on plastic wrap and then refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking sheets and set aside.
  • Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Sprinkle powdered sugar out on a flat surface. Roll out the dough to a ¼" thick rectangle or some people prefer a circle.
  • Place the filling ingredients into a saucepan and cook on low heat until chocolate is melted.
  • Spread the chocolate filling down the centre of each rectangle/circle. Fold to the centre and roll. Press to seal all edges. Turn log over so the seam sides are down.
  • Put each log on the prepared baking sheet using two spatulas.
  • Bake for 20 minutes to 40 minutes. If you like a softer doughy cookie, bake on the lower time range (this is what I prefer) but if you want a crispier flaky cookie bake longer. Cool the cookie log for 30 minutes, transfer to a cutting board and then slice into cookies. NOTE: the number of cookies will vary on how thick you cut them.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
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