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Pecan Horns

 Pecan Horns
These cookies have a nutty, slightly sweet taste. They go well served with coffee or tea at festive get-togethers.
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING/TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups ground pecans, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg white, beaten

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg, yolk and
  • vanilla; add to flour mixture. Shape dough into a ball. Chill for 1
  • hour or until easy to handle.
  • Meanwhile, for filling, combine 1-1/4 cups pecans, 1/4 cup sugar,
  • peel and milk; set aside. Divide dough into four portions; shape
  • each into 12 balls. Flatten each ball into a 2-1/2-in. circle; top
  • each with a scant teaspoon of filling. Fold dough over filling; seal
  • edges. Curve ends to form crescents.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets. Combine remaining pecans and sugar.

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Pecan Horns (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Brush egg white over tops; sprinkle with pecan mixture. Bake at
  • 350° for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire
  • racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 165 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.