Old-Fashioned Maple Walnut Butter Balls

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

These little maple balls are so buttery, they just melt in your mouth! Better make a double recipe of the delicious cookies, cause your going to need lots! If you don't have any maple extract on hand, just use 2 tsp vanilla instead, it just won't have the maple flavouring, but they are still great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Cream butter, sugar and maple extract until fluffy.
  4. Sift together flour and salt.
  5. Add to the creamed mixture; mix well.
  6. Stir in walnuts.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  8. Place on cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  10. Immediately remove with spatula.
  11. When still warm, but cool enough to handle, roll baked cookies in powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

so i was looking for this recipe and of course it came up by kitten. I only had peanuts, so i crushed them in the food processor and added them in ! Used vanilla and wha-la!

luv2cookinpa December 12, 2009

Delicious cookies! I made these exactly as written and they turned out just wonderfully. I was a little bit nervous while mixing as the dough seemed very crumbly, but DO NOT ADJUST!! They came together perfectly for a beautiful addition to my Christmas Tray. Thanks Kitten!

~Leslie~ December 13, 2005