Apple Cookie Rolls (Elmali Kurabiye)

  • Prep Time : 50m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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Apple Cookie Roll is a delicious homemade recipe, a buttery soft cookie dough stuffed with the sweet cinnamon apple filling. It is very easy to do. You can find these in many pastry shops in Turkey and they are called elmali kurabiye which means cookies with apple.


  • 250gr of unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • Zest of ½ lemon (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 3,5-4 cups of plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • Filling: 3 apples, peeled, cored and shredded
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup crushed walnuts
  • ½ cup powdered sugar for garnish


Step 1

Mix all the dough ingredients except flour. Add flour slowly and form a non sticking dough.

Step 2

Knead for 4-5 minutes. Then, cover the dough with a clean cloth and leave for resting for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook shredded apples with sugar for about 10 minutes over low-medium heat.

Step 4

When all water evaporates, stir in cinnamon and walnuts. Turn the heat off.

Step 5

Let it cool down.

Step 6

Cut the dough into 3 pieces and flatten each dough with a roller about 1/10 inch thickness.

Step 7

Then cut it into 8 triangles. Put 1 tsp filling on the wide side and roll it up.

Step 8

Use baking paper over the baking tray or grease it.

Step 9

Then place the apple cookie rolls on the tray and preheat the oven to 350F (180 C).

Step 10

Bake them for about 20-25 minutes, till they get light brown. Make sure not to over bake.

Step 11

Immediately sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and serve. Enjoy!

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