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Favorite Recipes: Butter Ball Cookies

Recipe Author

Name: Elizabeth L.
Total Recipes: 8



Butter Ball Cookies

Dish: Cookies & Bars
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 3 / 10
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10-15 min.

  • 1/2 C. - Butter or margarine -- soft
  • 1/2 C. - Confectioner's sugar
  • 2 C. - Flour
  • 1 tsp. - Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. - Almond flavoring
  • 1/4 tsp. - Salt (optional)
  • 1 C. - Walnuts or pecans -- chop fine
  • 3/4 C. - Confectioner's sugar for -- rolling

Preheat oven 400° F.
Place butter in bowl and add 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar and mix on medium speed of mixer until creamy and fluffy. Add flour a little at a time. Beat on low speed after each addition of flour. Keep beating until flour is well mixed. Add flavorings and sprinkle salt over the mixture. Add nuts and mix well with a spoon.
Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into ball. Put balls on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
Bake for 10-15 mins. Cookies will be done, but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely (about 20 mins). Roll in remaining sugar and carefully place in container with lid in a single layer separated by wax paper.



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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
10/9/2007 7:58 PM ET
This is a great cookie recipe! Our "church ladies" have been baking them for years.....but they call them Russian Tea Cookies.
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