Lemon Glazed Butterhorns

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These little Butterhorns are great to make for a brunch, dessert or for your Holiday buffet table.

One surprising ingredient is Cottage Cheese. I was looking through some old cookbooks and I found a community cookbook from St Paul, Minnesota published in 1977. It had submissions from teachers, housewives, coaches, parents and more. I found a recipe submitted by a nun from a local convent. The recipe was called Cottage Cheese Butterhorns. I was intrigued so I read through the recipe. Minimal ingredients, easy to make. I decided to take the recipe, change a few things and modernize it slightly.

So here is my version of the recipe.



  • 1 & 3/4 Cups Cottage Cheese
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Water

1. In a large mixing bowl cream together the Cottage Cheese and 1 Cup of the Butter using a handheld mixer.

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2. In a medium size bowl combine the Flour and the Salt. Add the Flour mixture to the Cottage Cheese mixture with a wooden spoon until it starts to come together like dough, as you see here.

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3. Time to get in there with your hands! Form the dough together then separate it into 3 parts. Form 3 small disc shapes and wrap them in plastic wrap. Refrigerate them for 2 hours.

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4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5. Work with one disc at a time and roll the dough out on a floured surface into a circle about 11 inches wide. Use a pizza cutter to cut 12 pie shape pieces of dough as you see here.

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6. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Roll the pie shape slices up starting at the wide end. They will look like mini croissants.

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7. Place the Butterhorns on the baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes. When done, transfer to a cookie cooling rack to cool.

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8. Continue with the 2 remaining discs until all your Butterhorns are all baked and cooled.

9. Time to make the Glaze. Add 1/2 Cup Butter to a small saucepan and melt over low heat. Whisk in the Powdered Sugar and Lemon Extract and remove from heat. Whisk in the Hot Water to get the proper consistency.

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10. I first used a pastry brush to apply the glaze but I found it was better to just use a spoon and let the Glaze drizzle over the Butterhorns.

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11. Allow the Glaze to set for a few minutes, then you are ready to serve.

~Recipe makes 36 Butterhorns.

Recipe by: Hot Dish Homemaker




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Hot Dish Homemaker

Hot Dish Homemaker

I love cooking for family and friends and decided to create the Hot Dish Homemaker blog as a forum to share my recipes and love for cooking. I hope you will inspired to try my recipes and share them with your friends and family! Enjoy!

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