Italian Fudge Roll Cookie Recipe

Happy Holidays Everyone! We are back with the final day of my Holiday Treats series. Next to sugar cookies, Italian cookies seem to be in very high demand over the holiday season. I married into an Italian family and let’s just say there is never a shortage of cookies. I feel like these are a staple during the holidays too. There is a large variety of Italian Christmas cookies. This Italian Fudge Roll Cookie recipe was one that an old Italian friend of the family gave my mother. My mother in law makes a similar recipe but rolls hers differently.

Italian Fudge Roll Cookie Recipe

Recommended Italian Fudge Roll Cookie Recipe Tools

  • Glass Mixing Bowls: A good deep mixing bow is key especially if you don’t have a big stand mixer.
  • Rubber Spatulas: I’m absolutely obsessed with these. I may or may not have 8 of them in my kitchen. Make sure you get all that cookie goodness out of the bowl. It makes clean up way nicer too!
  • Wax Paper: This really helps when you are modeling the fudge part of the Italian Fudge Roll cookie recipe.



  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter flavored crisco
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp orange flavoring
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour


  • 36 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups Chopped Walnuts


  • Melt Chips and condensed milk over a low heat, add in nuts before removing from stove. This should be very think and fudge like.
  • Cream together crisco and sugar
  • Add in all wet ingredients and mix
  • Sift in dry ingredients and mix
  • Take the fudge and form into logs with wax paper
  • Roll out dough in an oblong shape and place chocolate log in the middle
  • Fit dough around log and put seam side down on a baking sheet
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until a light golden brown
  • Once cooled top with a glazed icing and sprinkles. Slice & serve

This recipe goes great with a nice holiday coffee. I even love dunking it in some hot cocoa. These cookies are sure to be a huge hit in your house. The are a more dense cookie and are very decadent. It is a leveled up cookie!

If you can, try to save a couple of these for yourself while you are baking. It is important to let this cookie fully cool before you put the icing on or it will completely absorb it.

Have you tried the ginger molasses cookies yet?