Butter balls are one of my Mom’s favorite cookies. Well, to be honest, she likes most cookies!
I think I may have gotten my love of cookies and all things buttery from her. Hmmm….I think I should blame it on someone, don’t you?
This recipe is one that will sound very familiar to many people. I have seen it called Mexican Wedding Cookies, I think there is a version from Greece and I am sure every other country around.
Funny how recipes are like that – every one thinks they originated it. I don’t really care, what I do care about it the fact that these cookies are easy to make and they melt in your mouth.
I remember many, many years ago standing in the kitchen with my Oma (German Grandmother) and asking her how she made a certain recipe. I would have a pencil in hand and was eager to write down her fantastic recipe. I never got that recipe written down. She would always say things like, “a pinch of this”, “a little of that”.
Although there are measurements to this recipe, thankfully, I can see my Oma standing in the kitchen tossing a few things in a bowl and coming up with these delicious cookies.
These cookies are simple to make – all they require is a little bit of butter, a little powdered sugar and some flour.
I decided to use pecans as the nut in the cookie. My Mom now lives in Texas, close to the Rio Grande and there are many pecan farms there. She brings me pecans every year for Christmas. I only use them in special recipes. This butter ball cookie recipe is special. Trust me.
Here is how you can make Butter Balls for your family:
- 1 cup butter (I use Land O'Lakes)
- 3 TBL powdered Sugar (I used Dixie Crystal)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup finely chopped nuts (I used pecans, you could use walnuts also)
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Cream together the butter, 3 TBL powdered sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour and nuts. Shape into balls that are about 1 1/2 - 2 inches in size.
- Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 350 for 20 minutes.
- While still warm, roll in powdered sugar.
I am hoping these butter balls sound like something your family will enjoy. They are a favorite cookie in my home. My daughter and I often have them for our Sunday tea time. Will you try these butter balls?
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