Nut Butter Balls

Nut Butter Balls


"Rich and buttery. If you don't have almond extract, you can use 2 teaspoons of vanilla in its place. Any type of nuts can be used in place of the walnuts."


servings 164 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix butter or margarine with sugar until creamy. Add salt, almond or vanilla extract, flour, and nuts. Mix WELL.
  2. Chill dough until firm enough to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  4. Using fingers, shape dough into 1 inch balls or crescents. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. While cookies are still warm, roll in powdered sugar. These keep well.
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  1. 43 Ratings


delicious! we have made them for the last couple holiday seasons. they are a favorite of my whole family. we use vanilla, instead of almond extract. and we roll them in powdered sugar after ...

Yes! These are absolutely NUT BUTTER BALLS! I followed the directions exactly. Made 9 dozen (that's 108 cookies, recipe actually made more so don't be afraid to make them a little bigger) for ...

I made these with pecans run through my food processor, and they came out DELICIOUSLY. I did roll them once while still warm but also rolled them a second time after they had cooled. This is suc...

I made these once with almonds and almond extract, and once with hazelnuts (filberts) and vanilla extract. They were both good, but didn't quite have the melt in my mouth texture I wanted.

Really easy to make, very nutty...nice holiday cookie when you don't have time to spare!

This is the same recipe as the one I know as "almond balls." My recipe uses only a 1/2 tsp of almond extract and just 1 cup of finely-chopped almonds; otherwise it is identical. These are easy...

These are great with chopped pecans instead of walnuts.

Extremely easy and tasty...a few adjustments...I used only 1 cup of nuts w/ an extra 1/2 c flour, and it was still a little too nutty (you REALLY have to like nuts) and make sure you ground the ...

I took these to work for our Christmas celebration. They all loved them! Several asked for the recipe to give to their spouses. I will decrease the nuts to one cup next time but that is all. T...