Butter Ball Cookies / Snowball Cookies




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Butter Ball Cookies / Snowball Cookies

These cookies are taste so great and it just melt in your mouth like butter. Here I have used ground walnuts, you can replace it with your favourite choice of nuts like Almonds, pecans etc.. but make sure to grind it finely for better taste and texture.

My little one call it as 'SNOW BALL COOKIES'.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Baking time : 10 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen / 48 cookies balls

Step 1: Ingredients

1 cup unsalted Butter, Softened

1 cup ground walnut

2 1/4 cup All purpose flour

1 tsp Vanilla essence

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup Icing sugar + 1 cup icing sugar for dredging

Step 2: Dry Mixture

Combine flour, ground walnuts and salt in a medium bowl

Step 3: Wet Mixture

1. Cream butter in mixing bowl

2. Add icing sugar and Vanilla essence in it. Mix all well using electric hand mixer until fluffy

Step 4: Combine Dry and Wet Mixture

1. Add half of the dry mixture into wet mixture, beat it in speed 2 until all together.

2. Add rest of the dry mixture and mix well to attain dough consistency.

Step 5: Bake It Up and Roll Them in Icing Sugar

Preheat oven to 400

1. Take small portion from dough, shape it into 1 inch ball. Place the dough in baking tray lined with cookie sheet.

2. Repeat the same process for rest of the dough. ( Cookie will not spread while baking, so you can keep more cookies in a single tray)

3. Once you shape all the dough, bake it for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.

4. Take out from the oven and let it warm for sometime. (Do not let it completely cooled down)

5. When the cookies still warm, remove it to plate, sift icing sugar on it. Roll them in icing sugar and then move it to wire rack to cool.

Step 6: Enjoy!

You are done!! Drizzle some chocolate sauce on this buttery cookie and Enjoy...

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    13 Discussions

    These look a lot like the cookies my mom used to make with ground hazelnuts. They were so good and I've been desperate to make some, but I lost the recipe a long time ago and haven't been able to find it again. I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

    1 reply

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    you can try this recipe with ground hazelnuts, almonds, pecans... hope you enjoy it.. Thank you. . :)

    Do you have to add walnuts? My girlfriend has a severe allergy so I was wondering if there was any sort of substitute to be used?

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    Sonia Thomas

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Looks absolutely mouthwatering and addition of ground walnuts will definetly make the cookies even more yummy...Will try it out soon...Can you tell me approximately how many cookies you could make with the quantity of ingredients mentioned?

    2 replies
    BhawyaSonia Thomas

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    yes sonia, walnuts added more taste to the cookies. Thanks :)

    and it makes 4 dozen cookies.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    My mother-in-law makes a mocha version... they look pretty much the same, but I don't know the recipe to know how similar they are. They are very tasty though!

    Mmmmmmmm.... Dip them in vanilla and you got yourself some sweet buckeyes. Wait no... Cloud-in-a-buttereye! Yes that's what I shall call it!

    Excelent job!

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