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Walnut Butter Ball Cookies

Updated on December 22, 2014

Walnut Butter Ball Cookies

I have a lot of cookie recipes and with the internet now, the number is endless. Obviously you can't make them all, so there are a few that I simply have to make at Christmas. I start with the favorites and if I have time I make a few more different cookies.

Walnut Butter Ball Cookies is one of those recipes. This is a must at Christmas. They even look like little snow balls, but the taste is so buttery and sweet and like I wrote before, they just melt in your mouth. I double this recipe always. They don't take long to make either, which is another plus with this recipe.

They will be a hit if you are invited to one of those cookie swap parties. They dress up any cookie dish too. You know what they say, "you eat with your eyes". Hope you get a chance to try them, you won't be sorry.

Tips

  • To get the powdered sugar all over the cookies, it's a good idea to dust the tray you are going to put the cookies on after they come out of the oven with the 10X sugar and then dust the cookies after they are placed on the tray.
  • Always dust the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven and don't be stingy with the 10X sugar.

Photos of Walnut Butter Ball cookies

Cookies with the powdered sugar dusted on.
Cookies with the powdered sugar dusted on. | Source
The dough
The dough | Source
Powdering the tray before the baked cookies go on.
Powdering the tray before the baked cookies go on. | Source
The cookies before they go in the oven.
The cookies before they go in the oven. | Source

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4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Walnut Butter Ball Cookies

About the Nuts

  • You can use pecans if you like or even combine both pecans and walnuts. I have done that before when I had some of both on hand. It's also delicious.
  • The nuts can be chopped in your food processor if you have one or blender.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Makes about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
  • As much is needed 10X sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl stir together the flour granulated sugar and salt.
  2. Add the butter and vanilla and blend with a wooden spoon until a soft smooth dough develops.
  3. Add the ground nuts and mix well with your hands. The dough should be soft but rollable in your hands.
  4. Shape the dough in 1" balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 325 oven for about 25 minutes or until firm and lightly browned on the bottom.
  5. Transfer to a tray that has been dusted with 10X sugar and dust more all over the cookies.. To me more is better in this case. Make sure they are cool before packing them in an air tight container.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Carb Diva, I make these for Christmas also. They are so easy to make. Everyone loves them because they can just pop them all at once in their mouth. They are really good too. Thanks again for the visit. I appreciate your feed back.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Just found this today (where have I been?). My sister made a cookie like this at Christmas time. I think she called them Russian Teacakes (why, I have no idea). But this brought back wonderful memories of the cookies, and my sis. Thanks for sharing, and I will add this to my list of cookies to bake for Christmas this year.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peachpurple, Thank you for visiting and the comment. I wouldn't reduce it too much because then the raw cookie balls wouldn't stick together, they would fall apart. You can try substituting for a light butter, but you would need enough butter to make the balls stick together. Maybe you should reduce the recipe and try it that way before making the whole recipe.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      it looks pretty easy to make, can i reduced the butter? Half cup is almost 500g , right?

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you, I appreciate it.

      Happy New Year.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Yum...they sound yummy. I am adding to my cookie mania board on Pinterest.

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Joyfulcrown for the compliment. Hope you enjoy them.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Joyfulcrown for the compliment. Hope you enjoy them.

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      Joyfulcrown 3 years ago

      This looks yummy! I can't wait to make some. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Susan, I appreciate you comments.

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Now I am eager to try out these cookies of yours. The ingredients sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Susan. I appreciate your comment. It means a lot to me.

      Merry Christmas

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm finished with all my Christmas cookie baking for this year but I have to try your recipe for these cookies and will before New Years. Sharing and Pinning.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Yes, it is confectioners sugar. It's so common in this area, I thought it was well knows all over. Sorry. Thanks for the compliment.

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I am not sure what you mean by 10X sugar is it a brand of confectioners or icing sugar? The cookies are beautiful!

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