Butterball Cookies or aka Wedding Cookies

Linda Griffith


This is an old standby recipe that I make for any occasion. They are so good and easy to make, You can change the recipe to Lemon butter cookies or Key Lime butter cookies, simply by deleting the vanilla and adding lemon or key lime juice instead, or be creative and come up with something entirely different. Such a versatile recipe,and I love the flavor...Enjoy!

★★★★★ 3 votes
40 servings of two cookies
45 Min
15 Min


1 1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 c
finely ground pecans or walnuts
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
vanilla extract
4 1/2 c
all purpose flour

How to Make Butterball Cookies or aka Wedding Cookies


  • 1Cream butter; gradually add confectioners sugar and the salt. Beat until light and fluffy. Add nuts and vanilla and blend in the flour, mixing well.
  • 2Shape into balls, using about a teaspoon for each cookie. Place onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 or 20 minutes. Do Not Brown. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar. After they have completely cooled, roll in sugar again.
  • 3Makes about 80 cookies.

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About Butterball Cookies or aka Wedding Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Collection: Go Bold with Butter
Hashtag: #easy