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Nut Butter Ball Cookies by Olives-n-Okra

Nut Butter Balls Recipe

Butter balls melt in your mouth and are filled with pecans or walnuts.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 4 1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or confectioners'
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped or ground pecans or walnuts


  • Mix butter with sugar until very light and fluffy.
  • Add salt, extract, flour, nuts; mix well. Refrigerate until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 12-15 mins until light brown.
  • When cookies are warm, roll in confectioners' sugar. Dust cooled cookies with additional confectioners' sugar.


This recipe is adapted slightly from the Good Housekeeping Cook Book, 1952.
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