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Butternut Balls

Butternut Balls

Butternut Balls

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Butternut Balls
4.3 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Balls, Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Easy



These are a crumbly melt-in-your-mouth little egg-shaped ball.


  • For the cookies:
  • 1 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, unsifted

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups finely chopped nuts

  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powered sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon water

  • Optional:
  • Melted chocolate

  • Garnishes (sprinkles, chopped nuts, flaked coconut, colored sugar, etc.)


  • For the cookies:
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Cream the butter and sugar together thoroughly. Stir in flour and salt; then nuts; mix well. Form the stiff dough into egg shapes about 1-1/2 inches long. Bake about 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  • For the glaze:
  • Combine powdered sugar and water and stir until smooth. If you need more water, go a few drops at a time until you have a smooth consistency.
  • To decorate:
  • Spread half of cookie with powdered sugar glaze or melted chocolate. If desired, sprinkle with sprinkles, coconut, chopped nuts, colored sugar. Let sit until glaze is dry.


  • Adapted from a recipe of the C & H Sugar Kitchen


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(example: Sue in LA)

I just made this cookies and they are wonderful! I love cookies made with powdered sugar - the texture is always great. These are simple cookies, yet truly yummy. I love them with the coconut!
- MaryAnn in Dunmore, PA

these are awsome made them for many years. they don"t last.
- robin in maine

I make it some time ago as I wanted something easy and quick. It is just wonderful =)
- Efy

These are melt in your mouth cookies...I make it onto one inch balls and I variate with different types of nuts..such as almonds..walnuts..pecan..etc...
- Maria in Brazil

these cookies were amazing i love them
- A Baker

I'm disappointed with this cookie. I followed the recipe but there's something wrong with the texture. I thought I did it wrong on the first batch so I made 3 more batches and all of them came so bad. It's so dry and crumbly :(
- A Baker
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