Horn Walnut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min./batch + cooling


4 dozen

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
It takes only a few ingredients to create these elegant and delicious horns. This is a terrific make-ahead recipe because the dough can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to seven days. —Loretta Stokes, Philadephia, Pennsylvania
Horn Walnut Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and the cream cheese until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Gradually add flour, beating until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough into 4 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 12-in. circle.
  2. Melt the remaining 1 teaspoon butter. In a large bowl, combine 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 until lightly browned, 35-40 minutes. Remove to wire racks.
  4. Place remaining sugar in a small shallow bowl. Roll warm cookies in sugar. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 145 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.