Butterballs Recipe

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Jamallah Bergman


You probably won't know what Butterballs are but they are also known as "Wedding Cookies"


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36 cookies


  • 8 Tbsp
    unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temp,plus extra for greasing the cookie sheets
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    shelled pecans,chopped moderately fine
  • 3/4 c
    confectioner's sugar

How to Make Butterballs


  1. Preheat oven to 300. Grease one of two cookie sheets.
  2. Cream the butter. Beat in the honey; gradually mix in the flour and salt, then the vanilla. Add the pecans. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Form the balls by hand,the size of quarters. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
  4. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven; as soon as the cookies are cool enough to touch;roll in the confectioners' sugar. Allow to cool and roll again in sugar.

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About Butterballs

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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