Amaretto Butter Balls

Amaretto Butter Balls

Michele O'Sullivan 116

"Yummy and good anytime. These butter cookies are flavored with almond liqueur and can be rolled in any type of nuts before baking."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 162 cals

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in the flour and salt until well blended, then mix in the amaretto liqueur. Fold in chopped almonds if desired. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Roll cookies in remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar while still warm.
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This recipe has been revised to list 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in the ingredients list, which is creamed together with the butter in step 2 of the directions. An additional 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar is used for rolling. - The Staff


I increased this recipe to make 100 servings and baked it this past weekend. I added just a little more Amaretto and a touch more sugar to the recipe. I cannot say enough about how wonderful these cookies turned out. My husband who is not a major sweet freak tried one and fell in love, because, aside from the confectioners' sugar on the outside, these are not super sweet cookies. They are just right. I will definitely be making more of these cookies in the future. A big hit!


This cookie was was the very first thing I've ever baked that DID NOT turn out. 4 cups of icing sugar to 2 1/2 cups of flour? One batch wasted and into the garbage. Never again. Please re-check your ingredients list!!!!!!!!!!!