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Nut Horns

Nut Horns

Nut Horns

Nut Horns
5.0 rating based on 12,345 ratings
5/5 (9)
Course: Filled Cookies, Rolled CookiesDifficulty: Medium
Servings

64

cookies

A yeast dough filled with a sweet nut mixture and rolled into mini crescents.

Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 4 cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1-1/2 cup butter

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 package dry yeast

  • For the filling:
  • 3 large egg whites

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 cups ground nuts (walnuts are traditional, but you can use your favorite nuts)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Optional garnishes:
  • additional granulated sugar (pictured)

  • additional powdered sugar


Directions

  • Make the dough:
  • Sift flour, and salt. Sprinkle yeast over flour. Cut in margarine. Make a well and pour in beaten egg yolks, sour cream and vanilla. Knead until smooth. Refrigerate at least one hour.
  • Make the filling:
  • For filling, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in sugar, nuts, and vanilla. Set aside.
  • Assemble and bake:
  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove dough from refrigerator, form into ball, and flatten until it resembles a thick round pizza crust. Cut into 8 triangles (or, 8 slices of “pizza”). Roll each triangle into the size of a round 10 inch pie crust; cut into 8 triangles. Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoon filling at wide end, and roll into crescents, pinching ends under. If desired, roll each cookie in additional granulated sugar (pictured). Bake for 15-18 minutes. If you did not roll the cookies in granulated sugar, you can sift powdered sugar over them while warm.

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★★★★★
the best cookie and its cheaper to make them then to buy them in the store.
- A Baker

★★★★★
awesome but you have to roll them in sugar before you bake.
- diane in ohio

★★★★★
My husband grew up on nut horns and I lost his mother's recipe. I tried this one yesterday and before the second batch was out of the oven he had the first batch almost completely gone with the help of a couple of our boys who "don't like nuts in anything".This afternoon I saw where there was only 1/2 dozen left. He told me I could make them once a week and he would be happy. I will happily use this recipe again and again. It was a huge hit in our house.
- A Baker

★★★★★
These cookies are delicious! I also sprinkled with powdered sugar as they cooled.
- Jill in Erie, PA

★★★★★
Thank you so much for this recipe! It is an instant family favorite. I can't wait to serve it at my Christmas party. I have been trying to find a good recipe with no hope for years. My mom grew up on these and I wanted to make them for her. She actually moaned when she tasted them. Thank you for that, it felt good to give her a little back.
- a very happy baker in pa

★★★★★
These were the best we made for Christmas! My husband loved them! He helped me bake them and he ate them all! Not really. But they were a hit!Always wanted this recipe!
- A Baker

★★★★★
This recipe has been a tradition with my family for generations. They are delicious! We sprinkle them with powdered sugar while they cool.
- A Baker

★★★★★
This cookie was a hit at last years office cookie exchange. I am making them again this year by request! I add raisins to mine. Everyone loves them, including me.
- Patti in Mt.Laurel NJ

★★★★★
This recipe is fantastic! The dough has a very good taste, and is incredibly flaky and light. I've tried many, many similar-type recipes for nut horns, but none were this delicious. Definately a keeper! I'll keep this recipe in the family files for very special occasions. The nut filling is also terrific!
- A Baker
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