The BEST Sweet Butterhorns

The BEST Sweet Butterhorns

 These are the BEST Sweet Butterhorns ever with swirls of rich, buttery layers, sweet frosting, and perfectly toasted nuts. They are so much more than your average sweet roll!

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 24 sweet butterhorns
Author Rachel


Sweet Butterhorns:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 2 cups milk scalded
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter plus 1/4 cup
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 6 cups flour plus flour for kneading and rolling dough out

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar


Sweet Butterhorns:

  1. Dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm water.
  2. Pour flour into large bowl or mixer.
  3. Add scalded milk, butter, sugar, and salt. Give a quick stir. Add yeast mixture and egg.
  4. Mix until flour is incorporated.
  5. Pour out onto well-floured surface. Knead for 30 seconds. Dough will be very soft. Use flour to help not stick to hands or surface.
  6. Place back in bowl and let rise until doubled in size (about 30 min to 1 hour depending on temperature of room).
  7. Punch down, divide dough into two pieces. Roll each half into an 8x12 inch rectangle. Spread butter over top of dough.
  8. Roll into a 12 inch long piece (like when making cinnamon rolls). Cut into 12 equal pieces using floss or string.
  9. The sweet butterhorns should look similar to a cinnamon roll.
  10. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet with room to spread. Let rise about 15 minutes.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until tops and edges are golden brown.
  12. Let cool slightly before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Mix ingredients together until well blended.

Recipe Notes

You can scald milk in microwave (about 1 minutes). You can mix dough in a large bowl or stand mixer. Simple Almond Icing- 3 cups powdered sugar, 2-4 tablespoons milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract. Mix together, drizzle on top.

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