Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Recipe Spectacular - Dessert - Butter Horns

If you’re looking for buttery and light, this delicate dessert will headline any holiday party!  Thanks mom!
Butter Horns
2 cups flour         
1cup butter, softened
½ cup sour cream
¼ t salt
¼ t baking powder         
1 cup (divided) sugar
2 eggs                  
2/3pecans, finely chopped
¾ t cinnamon
Into large bowl, measure flour, salt, baking powder, ½ sugar and one egg yolk.  (Place egg white in small bowl and set aside.) Mix ingredients until dough holds together. Shape into ball and refrigerate 2-3 hours (or place in freezer for 40 minutes.) In small bowl, stir pecans, cinnamon and sugar. Preheat oven to 375◦.  Roll one-third of dough on floured counter or mat into 10” round.  With pastry brush, brush with egg white.  Cut into 12equal wedges.  Place one teaspoon sugar/nut mixture in center of each wedge and roll up from curved edged.  Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet; curve into crescent.  Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar/nut mixture.  Bake cookies 10-12 minutes until light brown.  Remove to wire racks to cool.  Store in tightly covered container.  Makes 4 dozen cookies.