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Walnut Brandy Balls

Walnut Brandy Balls

Walnut Brandy Balls

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Walnut Brandy Balls
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Course: Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Medium



A teacake-type cookie with walnuts and brandy flavor.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted (measure first, then sift)

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon brandy

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup flour, sifted (measure first, then sift)

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

  • additional powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Cream together butter, sugar and salt until fluffy. Stir in brandy and vanilla; add flour and nuts, mixing well. Shape into 3/4-inch balls. (Recommended: chill for 30 minutes on baking sheets before baking). Bake on un greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll in additional powdered sugar when cool.


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I tried this recipe twice following the directions to a T. Each time, I ended up with flat cookies. So disappointing
- Patty NYS

Easy, different, and delicious. I recommend chilling the balls prior to baking to maintain ball shape. 325 is a low temp for cookies, but perhaps necessary to get the middle of the ball cooked without burning outside. However this can also let the butter melt and spread the cookie before the outside has the chance to crust over. Chilling solidifies the butter again and gives the cookie more time.
- Cynthia in IL

If you like this type of cookie, you'll love these ...and they are easy to make, double the recipe, you'll eat half on your own! Used this recipe over the last 3 years. Merry Christmas!
- A Baker

I will definitely make these again because they are delicious. I was disappointed, though, because they did not come out of the oven as balls rather they spread and came out like a typical cookie. I specifically wanted a ball shaped cookie. But, as I said they are very tasty.
- A Baker

These did not hold their ball shape in the oven. The taste is fine but I wouldn't make these again when I can make Bourbon balls that I know will turn out the way I want and don't require baking.
- A Baker

There really good. The longer they the better they taste! I let one sit for two weeks and it was remarkable!
- A Baker

excellent, and always get rave results!!!
- lizzy

I tripled the recipe with no problems. It made about 6 dozen.
- A Baker

These are easy and very tasty and look very festive on a Christmas plate, I made them for a cookie exchange with 16 other people and had no complaints
- A Baker
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