12 Days of Recipes: Butterballs

ButterballsI love this time of year: getting together with family and friends, giving gifts, and sharing our favorite things. One of the favorite things I like to share and have shared with me are recipes.

Today I’m sharing one of my older cookie recipes that has been a favorite with my husband, family, and friends.





3/8 c. butter (softened)
2 T. butter
1/4 T. salt
1/2 c. baking powder
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 c. chopped nuts
Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, combine 3/8 c. butter, salt, baking powder, flour, sugar, 2 T. butter, vanilla, and egg.
  3. Blend until stiff dough.
  4. Blend in nuts.
  5. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 11-16 minutes.
  7. Cool slightly and roll in powdered sugar.


Servings: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 31 minutes


For more of my favorite recipes: Oh yeah, that’s good!
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