Time: 1.5 hours
Quantity: A cookie tray full (about 20 in total)


  • 150g All purpose flour
  • 100g Cold butter
  • 50g Cold water
  • 65g Brown sugar
  • 20g Melted butter
  • 1tsp Cinnamon


  1. Make the pie dough first. Cut cold butter into small cubes and rub into flour, making a sandy consistency. Mix the water in and barely knead together before dumping onto plastic wrap and pressing into a square. This will hydrate more as it rests.
  2. Rest in the fridge for an hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400F and start making the filling by mixing the brown sugar and cinnamon together with just enough melted butter for it to form a sandy consistency. If you add too much butter, it just melts out.
  4. Roll the pie dough out to about a mm thick and spread on some melted butter. Cover the dough with the filling (skipping the bottom inch or so) and roll into a log.
  5. Cut into small rolls about a cm thick and bake at 400F for 15 minutes.


The original recipe that my mom uses just spreads melted butter and tops it with cinnamon and sugar, but I find that by mixing the butter in with the sugar you get a more concentrated flavour in the filling. Probably its just more sugar.

To make into Nun's Kisses, make a glaze with a cup of icing sugar and just enough water to make a thick paste. Drizzle on top or dip the rolls in the glaze and you're done.