Are you looking for a simple dessert recipe that is very easy to replicate at home and tastes exquisite every time you make it? There is nothing in this cookies recipe that can you can mix up and do wrong. The list of ingredients for vanilla “butterhorn” cookies is pretty common and I assure you that all the ingredients should be in your cupboard already.

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While browsing the web, I came across many similar recipes like crescent rolls, croissant cookies, Russian rugelach recipes, etc. I liked the look of the dessert, for sure. However, all of the recipes had some differences in the list of ingredients for dough and had spread, jam or nuts for the filling. I had guests coming in the evening and unfortunately had no information about the allergies, so I opted for the plain version.

Vanilla Butterhorn Cookies Recipe

Thanks to my experiments, I got a very basic cookies recipe that gives you a delicious crumbly dessert that goes perfectly with any hot beverage you serve. My vanilla crescent rolls were definitely a hit of the evening.

Here is the list of my favorite dessert to serve for family dinners:

Vanilla Cookies Ingredients:

Vanilla Butterhorn Cookies Ingredients

If you do not have food scales and do not know how to measure the necessary amount of ingredients, just follow the links. You will get information on how you can do this using spoons and cups.

How to make homemade butterhorn roll cookies from scratch:

  • Take butter from the fridge ahead of time. It should be manageable, soft, and at room temperature.
  • Heat milk until warm on the stove or in a microwave. Pour it into a small bowl and add dry yeast. Stir the mixture until well combined. Set aside.

Dissolve active dry yeast in warm milk

  • Take a deep bowl where you are going to knead the dough and start sifting all-purpose flour. Add chunks of butter.

Combine flour with butter

  • Start grinding flour with butter until they form a crumbly mixture. Add salt and vanilla to add extra flavor.

Add salt and vanilla

  • In a separate bowl whisk eggs, pour milk with dry yeast, and stir until smoothly combined. Add the mixture to your dough.

Combine liquid and dry ingredients

  • Knead the dough until all the ingredients will be well incorporated. In the end, you should get a thick but soft dough that is not sticking to your hands. Form the ball out of the dough, cover it with the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 h 30 mins.

Knead the dough and refrigerate

  • Divide chilled dough into 6 equal parts; roll balls out of them, too. Repeat the following steps for each ball. On a working surface sprinkle 3-4 tablespoons of sugar and place a dough ball over it. Roll the dough into an 8 to 10-inch circle with a thickness of no more than 1/8 inches.

Divide chilled dough into 6 parts and roll each ball into circle

  • Using a knife or a rollerblade, cut the circle into 12 identical triangles.

Cut the circle into 12 triangles

  • Start rolling triangles toward the center to create small crescents. Repeat for all the dough or you can freeze it for later use.

Roll triangles into crescent rolls

  • Set rolled butterhorns onto a baking tray leaving some space between the cookies. Cover them once again and leave to rise at a room temperature for 1 hour or 15 minutes in a warmed oven at 100˚F/40°C.

Butterhorns on the baking tray

  • Bake crescent rolls at 360°F/180°C until golden. It should take you around 15-20 minutes to get them to desired consistency.

Bake until golden

  • Let cookies cool down a bit and then serve with your favorite hot beverage!

Serve butterhorn cookies with your favorite beverage

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Vanilla Butterhorn Cookies Recipe – How to Make Crescent Rolls from Scratch

Learn how to make these tasty crunchy butterhorn cookies at home from scratch!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Butterhorn recipe, Butterhorn rolls recipe, Croissant cookies, how to make butterhorn cookies, Russian rugelach recipe, Vanilla crescent cookies recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 358kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g all-purpose flour
  • 10 g active dry yeast
  • 70 ml warm milk
  • 170 g butter, unsalted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 g vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 150-200 g sugar for rolling dough

Instructions

  • Take butter from the fridge ahead of time. It should be manageable, soft, and at room temperature.
  • Heat milk until warm on the stove or in a microwave. Pour it into a small bowl and add dry yeast. Stir the mixture until well combined. Set aside.
  • Take a deep bowl where you are going to knead the dough and start sifting all-purpose flour. Add chunks of butter.
  • Start grinding flour with butter until they form a crumbly mixture. Add salt and vanilla to add extra flavor.
  • In a separate bowl whisk eggs, pour milk with dry yeast, and stir until smoothly combined. Add the mixture to your dough.
  • Knead the dough until all the ingredients will be well incorporated. In the end, you should get a thick but soft dough that is not sticking to your hands. Form the ball out of the dough, cover it with the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 h 30 mins.
  • Divide chilled dough into 6 equal parts; roll balls out of them, too. Repeat the following steps for each ball. On a working surface sprinkle 3-4 tablespoons of sugar and place a dough ball over it. Roll the dough into an 8 to 10-inch circle with a thickness of no more than 1/8 inches.
  • Using a knife or a rollerblade, cut the circle into 12 identical triangles.
  • Start rolling triangles toward the center to create small crescents. Repeat for all the dough or you can freeze it for later use.
  • Set rolled butterhorns onto a baking tray leaving some space between the cookies. Cover them once again and leave to rise at a room temperature for 1 hour or 15 minutes in a warmed oven at 100˚F/40°C.
  • Bake crescent rolls at 360°F/18°C until golden. It should take you around 15-20 minutes to get them to desired consistency.
  • Let cookies cool down a bit and then serve with your favorite hot beverage!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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