Butter Balls

135 mins (prep 15, cooking 120)
7 ingredients
100 servings
There are similar versions to this cookie, but I truly think that if you make mine like directed, you will find that these are the best. They will melt in your mouth. This has been a recipe used in my family since I was a little girl. We always made them for Christmas and weddings, but they are good anytime. The key is to use butter and make sure you grind the nuts very fine. I use my Kitchen Aid grinder attachment, but you can also use a food processor. Other versions use just chopped nuts, but I think when they are finely ground that makes the difference. Another important step is to bake them at 250 degrees for 45 minutes. Again, the other versions don't do this, but I stick with my recipe and am never disappointed. The extra time is worth it! This recipe will probably make 100 balls, depending on how large you make the cookies. The baking time listed is just an estimate. It will vary depending on how many cookies you make and how many you put on a cookie sheet. You can fit quite a bit on a cookie sheet because they really don't spread much.

Categories:  holiday , seasonal , winter , hand-formed-cookies , wedding , fall , heirloom~historical , <-4-hours , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (20.58 g)
Servings 100
Amount per Serving
Calories 121.11 Calories from Fat 95.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.62g 1633.68%
Saturated Fat 2.94g 1468.3%
Trans Fat 0.15g %
Cholesterol 9.75mg 325.08%
Sodium 33.03mg 137.63%
Total Carbohydrate 6.51g 216.84%
Dietary Fiber 1.43 g 570.28%
Sugars 2.05 g %
Protein 1.54g 308.45%
Vitamin A 119.09IU% Vitamin C 0.1mg%
Calcium 9.39mg% Iron 0.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4