- 1 cup plus 1 teaspoon butter, softened, divided
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 cups ground walnuts
- 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough into four portions; roll each into a 12-in. circle.
- Melt the remaining butter. In a large bowl, combine the walnuts, 3/4 cup sugar, milk, vanilla, salt and melted butter. Spread over circles. Cut each into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges, starting from the wide ends.
- Place point side down on greased baking sheets. Curve ends to form crescents. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.
- Place remaining sugar in a small shallow bowl. Roll warm cookies in sugar. Yield: 4 dozen.
Reviews for Horn Walnut Cookies
"super good and easy to make!!"
"My family and I didn't care for these cookies. They taste like snowball cookies (which we also don't like) so maybe if you like them you would like these cookies."
"Really like these cookies! I chilled the dough for about 15 minutes before rolling and lightly dusted my counter to prevent sticking. Wonderful with a cup of coffee."
"I reduced the cooking time to fifteen minutes or else the cookies burned and got hard in my oven. You may have to adjust your cooking time. 30 minutes seems way too long."
"Delicate and tender cookies that look like they are difficult to make but are really rather easy. I make these every Christmas."
"I just made these for the first time for our cookie swap, and I was very impressed with how it turned out. I have never made a cookie dough with cream cheese in it, so I was a very curious with how they would taste, but I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of the dough. They also keep very well in an airtight container. Others loved them too, so this will remain in my recipe collection. Also, I made a batch with walnuts and another batch with pecans and they both were fantastic. They do take a bit of work, but I quickly got the hang of it and I feel they are well worth the effort."
"Second year in a row making these for Christmas. Absolutely love this recipe! I follow the recipe exactly and have no problems. Excellent recipe!"
"Was pleasantly surprised at how they turned out; I expected more of a 'crunchy' cookie instead of a pastry. My husband really liked them. They're a little messy to make, but worth it!"
"we make over 1,000 cookies for the troops for Christmas. I like to try a couple new recipes every year. We made these and they were not good. It takes a long time to make these and the dough is not good. The taste was ok but not worth the hassle to make."