Walnut Balls

Walnut Balls


"This is an old, old recipe that has been in the family for years. The origin is unknown. Recipe uses very little sugar in it and is rolled in superfine sugar to sweeten."


servings 216 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream the sugar and butter. Add flour, nuts, salt and vanilla. Mix well. Batter will be very crumbly.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool for 3 minutes. Roll in super fine sugar. When cool, roll again, if desired.
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  1. 37 Ratings


These walnut balls were good, but I will make some slight changes next time. 1) The walnuts should be very, very finely chopped or ground. I will grind. The medium chop I did was not delicate e...

I have been making these for Christmas since I found them on this site in 2002 and my family and every one loves these. I put the chopped walnuts in the blender and pulse it a few times to get a...

If you like shortbread and nuts, this will do the trick. I think the recipe needed more vanilla (additional tsp) and maybe an egg yolk. It's elegant and well-presented at parties. And sturdy e...

My husband ate them all and was looking for more! I didn't have superfine sugar, so I rolled them in confectioner's sugar. I used my pampered chef medium scoop to shape the balls. We loved the...

Although this is the second time I am reviewing this I just had to do it again after all the compliments from my extended family at the holidays. Today I went and visited to pick up my serving ...

DELICIOUS!!! I substituted pecans for the walnuts and topped with a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon. So easy to make, too!!!

These were excellent. My daughter, who usually eats like a bird, kept asking for more. I did use a little less flour than the recipe called for, just so I could be sure and keep them from crumb...

My boyfriend and I loved these! Only rated 4 stars because I had to modify the recipe slightly. When creaming the butter and sugar, I recommend using a food processor and adding the walnuts to i...

My husband loves these cookies and they came out great. They will be added to my Christmas cookie tray! Thanks for the post.