Horn Walnut Cookies
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min./batch
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 144 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Nov 29, 2017
The people who are reviewing and saying: "These are harrrrrrd. It took too lonnnnnnng.".... I'm not sure what the issue was. Have you EVER baked something that didn't take some time? Barring the simplest recipes of course...baking CAN in fact be hard. So as for these delicious cookies, yeah, you have to take the time to bake them, but Taste of Home literally puts the time in the description of the recipe. If you follow the directions, and keep an eye on the cookies while they are cooking since EVERY oven is a bit different, this recipe turns out fine. As far as people complaining about them tasting like snowballs....they are almost the exact same recipe as snowball cookies so.... again...not sure where the issue is coming. I make these every year! And they are always a hit! If you are someone who prefers a powdered sugar topping, I just roll them in that after they are finished cooking and still slightly warm.
Dec 18, 2016
super good and easy to make!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!