Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror, and therefore it’s time to focus on the next holiday on the horizon. So, while others are out tussling with fellow shoppers on Black Friday, my thoughts turn to . . . Christmas cookies.
Every year I try to make something different. I’d love to hear from anyone who has a good recipe they’d be willing to share. In the meantime, I’ll be scouting. This one sounds interesting, tasty, and a bit challenging, besides:
Holiday Nut Horns
Ingredients: Dough: 1 envelope yeast; 1 cup sour cream; 3 egg yolks; 1 teaspoon vanilla; 1 pound stick margarine softened; 5 cups flour. Filling: 1/2 pound ground walnuts; 1/2 pound ground pecans; 1 stick butter, melted; 1/3 cup sugar; 1/4 cup honey; 1 teaspoon vanilla; confectioner’s sugar.
Dough: Combine yeast and sour cream. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in margarine. Mix in flour by hand. Form dough into seven patties. Wrap each in plastic and refrigerate at least overnight or up to 2 days.
Baking: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Thoroughly mix nuts, butter, sugar, honey, and vanilla. Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar on a clean surface. Take one patty of dough and roll out to a 1/8-inch thick round. Cut into 16 wedges. Place 1 teaspoon filling on the wide end of each wedge. Roll up into crescent shape. Place point side down on baking sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes, until light brown.