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Russian Walnut Horns

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  All purpose flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Firm butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into pieces
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), about 110° f
  Eggs 2
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Walnut filling 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the 2 3/4 cups flour and salt.
With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal; set aside.
Dissolve yeast in warm water.
Separate eggs; set whites aside and beat yolks until light and lemon-colored.
Add dissolved yeast and 1/4 cup of the sour cream to yolks, stirring until blended; stir yolk mixture into flour mixture.
In another bowl, using clean, dry beaters, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Fold remaining 1/4 cup sour cream into whites, then add to flour mixture, blending thoroughly (dough will be sticky).
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).
Meanwhile, prepare walnut filling; cover and set aside.
Stir together the 1/3 cup flour and granulated sugar; sprinkle enough of the mixture over a board to coat generously.
Divide dough into portions about the size of baseballs.
Roll out one portion to a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick (keep remaining portions refrigerated).
With a pastry wheel or sharp knife, cut into 2-inch squares.
For tender cookies, handle the dough as little as possible.
Place a scant teaspoon of filling in the center of each square.
Fold 2 opposite corners of square into center, overlapping dough and pinching firmly to seal.
Place horns slightly apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Repeat with remaining dough, sprinkling board with more flour-sugar mixture as necessary.
Bake in a 350° oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Transfer to racks and let cool slightly; while still warm, sift powdered sugar over cookies to cover lightly.
Store airtight.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5437 Calories from Fat 3369

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 380 g585.3%

Saturated Fat 145.3 g726.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 966.6 mg322.2%

Sodium 759.4 mg31.6%

Total Carbohydrates 412 g137.3%

Dietary Fiber 39 g155.8%

Sugars 87.1 g

Protein 105 g209.5%

Vitamin A 135.4% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 47.3% Iron 171.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Russian Walnut Horns Recipe