Butterballs

December 16, 2011

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This delicious recipe for butterballs is another fantastic Christmas classic. Sometimes called “Snowballs,” these rich, crumbly butter cookies are rolled and covered in a generous layer of powdered sugar. The cookies are made of butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, flour and finely ground walnuts. The walnuts give the cookies their subtle, signature crunch. Butterballs are very crumbly, so be sure to be really careful when rolling the cookies in powdered sugar. I hope you enjoy this classic and scrumptious recipe!

Butterballs

Ingredients
1 cup butter, room temperature
½ cup of confectioners sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup finely ground walnuts

Directions:
Cream butter until fluffy
Add confectioners sugar, beating well
Add salt, vanilla
Beat in flour (in smaller additions) and mix well
Add finely ground walnuts
Shape into small balls and place on cookie sheet
Bake 350 degrees 18 to 20 min.
Roll in powdered sugar ~ be careful cookies are fragile!
~ Tip : can be frozen and re-sugared ~

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