Nut Horns


This cookie recipe is so good! It is a mixture of walnuts rolled in a sweet yeast dough.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
13 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
14 hrs 15 mins
8 dozen


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 2 cups shortening

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 (0.6 ounce) cake compressed fresh yeast

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 8 cups chopped walnuts

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • cup milk

  • 1 cup white sugar for decoration


  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour and salt. Add shortening, 4 beaten eggs, evaporated milk, yeast and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix as much as you can in the bowl, then turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Place into an oiled bowl, cover and chill overnight.

  2. To make the filling: Melt margarine and stir in sugar. Mix in the cinnamon and walnuts; remove from heat and set aside to cool. When the nuts are cooled, stir in the egg and just enough of the milk to moisten the filling.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch in thickness. Sprinkle some of the remaining sugar over the dough. Cut into small triangles about 3 inches long and 2 inches at the base. Put a teaspoon of filling at the base of the triangle and roll towards the point. Roll in sugar and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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