Mix nuts, cinnamon, cloves, and 1/4 cup sugar and set aside.
Brush 3 sheets of phyllo with butter and stack on top of each other. Sprinkle evenly with thin layer of nut mixture. Repeat with 3 more sheets and another layer of nuts. Roll up like a cinnamon roll. Brush top of roll with butter.
Repeat to make 2 more rolls.
Cut each roll in 1" slices. Place slices next to each other in baking pans.
Bake 30 minutes, until pastry is brown.
Meanwhile, make glaze. Combine 2 cups water, 1 1/2 cups sugar and piece of lemon in pot and simmer about 10 minutes.
Pour warm syrup over cookies as soon as they come out of the oven.