Butter Balls

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Grind walnuts very fine. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add flour and nuts alternately. You may have to mix by using your hands to really get it all mixed together well.
  • Roll into small balls, approximately 1-inch.
  • Place on cookie sheet, ungreased. You can usually fit a lot of cookies on the cookie sheet because they do not spread that much.
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, have a bowl of powdered sugar ready for when the cookies come out of the oven.
  • When cookies are brought out of the oven, allow to cool for maybe a minute until you can pick them up without breaking them. Roll in powdered sugar and place them on wax paper. Cool.
  • I also like to roll them in powdered sugar a second time when they are completely cool.