culinary review

Vanilla Horn Cookies

Last Modified: 12/22/08
First Published: 12/22/08
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General Info
Servings: 60
Total Cost: $1.82
Cost Per Serving: $0.03
Total Calories: 3,041
Calories/Serving: 51
Butter, Unsalted (room temperature) * 200.00 Grams $0.89 1,429
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 2 Cups 8.50 Ounces $0.28 910
Sugar, White Granulated (for the dough) 2 Tablespoons 25.00 Grams $0.03 97
Sugar, White Granulated (to roll in) 3/4 Cups 150.00 Grams $0.20 581
Extract, Vanilla Pure 2 Teaspoons 8.67 Grams $0.42 25

These vanilla horn cookies are common to serve in Sweden during the holidays. They are very crisp, and brake easily, but they are so delicious and fine – like real petite tea cookies. Originally this recipe calls for pure vanilla sugar, however since most Americans simply have vanilla extract at home, we have modified this recipe. If however you have vanilla sugar, then simply use 2 tablespoons of that and omit the granulated sugar and the vanilla extract.


200 g butter, room temperature
2 cups flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Cut the butter in cubes and mix the butter, flour and sugar with your hands until the butter has been distributed. Pour the vanilla extract evenly over the dough and mix again. The dough will be very dry and crumbly.

Divide into three logs. Divide each log into 15-20 pieces and form each piece into about 3 inch long sticks (8 cm), make them slightly thicker in the middle. Form each stick into a horn – be careful, they brake easily. Place them evenly on two baking sheets, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes while you heat the oven.

Bake in 350 degrees for about 12 min. As soon as they come out of the oven, roll them (cover completely) in granulated sugar and let cool.