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Butterhorns (AKA Rugelach, Rugulach, Snails or Schnecken)


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Serves 64 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 10

Ingredients

* 1 cup butter, at room temp
* 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
* 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
* 2 cups flour
* 1 egg white, beaten with
* 1 tablespoon water (for glazing)
* granulated sugar (for sprinkling)

Filling

* 1 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
* 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
* 1 teaspoon 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 degrees.


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 lined with Reynolds Parchment Paper and brush with egg white glaze; Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar.


Bake until just golden, about 10 minutes.


NOTE: # 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.


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Notes

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 "Rugulach". It really doesn't matter what they are called, they're really awesome cookies!

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