Horn Walnut Cookies Recipe
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Horn Walnut Cookies Recipe

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You need just a few ingredients to make these elegant and delicious walnut horns from Loretta Stokes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “The dough can be made ahead of time and refrigerated 5 to 7 days,” says Loretta.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 144 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Place remaining sugar in a small shallow bowl. Roll warm cookies in sugar. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Walnut Horn Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p6

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"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."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"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."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"My family loves these, and I love making them. They are relatively easy, taste wonderful, and look beautiful on a holiday cookie tray. I have a convection oven , so mine bake for a much shorter time, so watch the first trays carefully, or they might burn"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Delicate and tender cookies that look like they are difficult to make but are really rather easy. I make these every Christmas."

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