One of my favorite cookies of all time, these are fabulous warm from oven, but also keep well in an airtight container. My Hungarian/Austrian Grandmom called these "Butterhorns", an aunt on the other side called her version "Schnecken" and I have seen versions of this also under "Rugelach" or "Rululach". It really does not matter what they are called, they are AWESOME!!!! (Chill time not included)
- 236.59 ml butter, at room temp
- 226.79 g cream cheese, at room temp
- 9.85 ml granulated sugar
- 473.18 ml flour
- 1 egg white, beaten with
- 14.79 ml water (for glazing)
- granulated sugar (for sprinkling)
- 236.59 ml walnuts or 236.59 ml pecans, finely chopped
- 118.29 ml brown sugar, firmly packed
- 4.92 ml cinnamon
- Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until soft.
- Sift in the flour and mix to make a soft dough.
- Divide dough into 4 equal balls, flatten each one and wrap in wax paper.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Make the filling by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Preheat oven to 375*.
- Working with one disk of dough at a time, roll thinly on a lightly floured surface into a circle, about 9" in diameter.
- Brush the surface with the egg white glaze and sprinkle the dough with 1/4 of the filling.
- Slice the dough with a sharp knife or pizza cutter into quarters and then each quarter into 4 equal sections, to form 16 triangles.
- Starting from the base of each triangle, roll up to form spirals.
- You can curve them into crescents if you like.
- Continue with the other 3 disks of dough.
- Place on baking sheets and brush with egg white glaze.
- Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar.
- Bake until just golden, about 10 minutes.
- For 32 extra large butterhorns, divide the dough in half instead of fourths and roll each disk into a 12 inch circle and use half the filling.
- Continue as above but bake for 15-20 minutes.