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Bear N Mom Recipes - Cookies - Italian Fruit and Nut Horn
I love nuts and nut horn cookies are one of my favorites. This cookie was a Nunny "Try It -- You'll Like It" recipe. She only made these at Christmas time but the filling was started way ahead of the holiday because it has to marinate. You can use water as I've seen in a recent version of this cookie published in Woman's Day© magazine. What made Nunny's recipe so special was that every year she used a different wine or sometimes Grenedine because of the red color as the marinate.
- 2 C. chopped dates
- 2 C. chopped figs
- 1 C. chopped candied fruit
- 1 C. Chopped Walnuts
- 1/2 C. Chopped almonds
- 1 8 oz. jar honey
- 1 jar water.
Put dates, figs, nuts and fruits through grinder. Add jar of honey and filled honey jar with water. Mix well. Let mellow in refrigerator. Stir daily and add water to keep moist. This is where Nunny added Grenedine. Mix is ready after several days and may be kept for weeks in refrigerator.
- 1/2 lb. butter or shortening
- 4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup warm milk
Work butter and all dry ingredients together with fingers. Beat eggs into warm milk. Add milk to flour mixture and mix well. Roll into two logs, wrap in wax paper and chill.
Roll log to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into triangles. Spoon filling into center and roll cookie from widest to point of triangle.
Bake 350° oven for 12 -15 minutes.
Store in Tupperware™ or similar air tight container in a cool place.