Mom's Walnut Balls

Mom's Walnut Balls Recipe

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Lynda Sweezey


My Mom made these every Christmas for her cookie trays. They make nice fill-ins for the tray and since they are powdered sugar coated the whites looks nice.
Taste good also.

Can be made ahead and frozen until ready to use.


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2 Hr
55 Min


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  • 1 c
    margarine--melted---(not lite)
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1 pinch
    baking powder
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    coarsley chopped walnuts
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Mom's Walnut Balls


  1. Mix 1st 3 ingredients.
    Stir in flour & walnuts.
    (if to soft to handle,chill several hours)
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    Roll heaping teaspoon of dough into 1" balls.
    Place on ungreased baking sheets.Bake 50-60 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Cool on wire racks 30 minutes.
    GENTLY shake about 4 balls in a paper bag with Confectioners sugar.
    Cool about 30 minutes and repeat shaking process.
  4. Store in an air tight container, in freezer until ready to use.

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About Mom's Walnut Balls

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Christmas, #different

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