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From the kitchen of Karen VanEvera.

One of our favorite cookies for Christmas – light, fluffy and cinnamon-y good!

Makes approximately 4.5 dozen.

See Horns (de/metric) for the recipe in German and with metric units.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 sticks butter (=1 cup =226 grams)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 8 ounces sour cream (~1 cup)
  • 4 ounces walnuts, finely chopped (~113 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup sugar


  1. Using hands or metal chopper, blend flour and butter together.
  2. Add egg yolk and mix well.
  3. Add sour cream, mix well.
  4. Chill.
  5. Combine finely-chopped walnuts, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
  6. Roll out a portion of the chilled dough *very thinly* on a floured surface.
  7. Spread with equal portion of the nut mixture.
  8. Cut into triangles and roll beginning with the wide end first; shape into horns.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 C) for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. May be frozen.
  11. May also be sprinkled with powdered sugar when ready to use. (We haven’t done this in many years, but it is a pretty decoration.)

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