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cinnamon walnut balls

a recipe by
Joanne Sarver
Nekoosa, WI

Very good

serves Makes about 36 cookies
prep time 25 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cinnamon walnut balls

  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make cinnamon walnut balls

  • 1
    Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven, tossing occasionally until fragrant, 6-8 minutes, let cool. In a food processor , process the walnuts until finely ground. In a large bowl, whisk together walnuts, flour, cinnamon and salt, set aside. using an electric mixer, beat the butter, 1/3 cup sugar on medium high until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • 2
    Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes, until just beginning to brown. Let cool slightly on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack. Place the remaining 1/3 cup powdered sugar on a platter. Roll cookies in sugar to coat, then dust with cinnamon. Makes about 36 cookies.