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Armenian Nazook
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Armenian Pastry bites filling with walnut mixture also known as nazook

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Servings: 10
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: Vicky
  • Dough
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour sifted
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick softened butter (room temperature)
  • Filling
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour sifted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons 3/4 stick softened butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. For the Dough:
  2. Place sifted flour in a bowl. Add yeast and mix. Add sour cream and softened butter.
  3. Using pastry cutter or your fingers work the mixture into a dough.
  4. Continue to knead for 10 minutes or until dough no longer sticks to the bowl and your hands.
  5. Place in a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 3-5 hours or overnight.
  6. For the Filling:
  7. Combine flour, sugar and butter in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers mix.
  8. Add vanilla extra and walnuts, mix until filling looks clumpy like damp sand.
  9. Forming the Nazook:
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  11. Cut dough in half, roll one half into a bowl and place on lightly floured counter. Roll the dough out until it is thin but not transparent.
  12. Spread half the filling over the dough (as close as possible to edges on the short side, and 1/2-1 inch away from the edge of the dough on the long side).
  13. From the long side, slowly start rolling the dough up. Flatten the roll slightly and brush with the egg wash. Use a knife to cut the dough into 10 even pieces.
  14. Place dough pieces on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with other dough ball.
  15. Bake 30 minutes, until tops are golden brown. Allow to cool.
  16. Recipe from Aunt Aida 
Nutrition Facts
Armenian Nazook
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.