Holiday Twists

  • Yield: 42-48 pieces
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins


1-- 16-ounce package hot roll mix
1cup (4 ounces) shredded Hickory Smoked Jarlsberg cheese, chilled
1/2cup chopped California Ripe Olives (rinse and pat dry before chopping)
1/2cup chopped California walnuts
1cup hot water
2tablespoons butter or margarine
1-- egg
-- Cayenne Pepper
1-- egg white mixed with 1 tablespoon water
1/2cup sesame seeds, toasted
-- Garlic and/or onion powder, optional


  1. Grease 3 cookie sheets (or line with parchment paper)

  2. Combine contents of roll mix box in large bowl and mix well.  Add cheese, olives and walnuts.  Toss to mix well.  Continue according to package directions (using hot water, butter and egg).  Knead dough in bowl and let stand.

  3. Cut dough in half.  Pat out on floured surface to form two 6×12 inch rectangles.  Lightly sprinkle on Cayenne.  Cut dough into two 1/2×6-inch strips (with a pizza wheel).  Twist strips and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.  Cover and allow to rise in a warm place (80-85F), 20-30 minutes or until doubled in size.

  4. Preheat oven to 375F.  Before baking, brush with egg white mixture and sprinkle on sesame seeds.  Sprinkle on garlic and/or onion powders, if desired.  Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm.  Or cool, wrap and refrigerate and reheat to serve.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 90
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 95mg
  • Potassium 25mg
  • Carbohydrate 8g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 4%