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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Leslie User ID: 8989856 258313
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016

"super good and easy to make!!"

nblibrary User ID: 1703793 94183
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."

court8101 User ID: 5093976 94086
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."

shawnba User ID: 2581969 147462
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"

mrsoak User ID: 1995667 167734
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."

mrsoak User ID: 1995667 161861
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."

mm-mm User ID: 3018339 208474
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"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."

spidergirl502 User ID: 4032835 94119
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Second year in a row making these for Christmas. Absolutely love this recipe! I follow the recipe exactly and have no problems. Excellent recipe!"

keepinyouinstitches User ID: 2668277 116568
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"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!"

allora29 User ID: 4574512 66775
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"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."

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