Amaretto Butter Balls

Amaretto Butter Balls

Michele O'Sullivan 119

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


35 m servings 162 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • 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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  1. 21 Ratings


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 confection...

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 t...

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....

I am sorry but these "cookies" were terrible. Lack of sugar was most noticeable. I followed recipe to a "T" and was greatly disappointed and threw them in the trash.

These are pretty good, but really they could pass for sugar cookies. If I make them again I'll add more amaretto.

I thought this seemed to be a great recipe, but unfortunately, I was out of amaretto. Instead I used cointreu, and hazelnuts instead of almonds. The cookies tasted GREAT, I will definitely make ...

These are very tasty and buttery. I would use less salt, maybe just 1/2 t. I definitely added the almonds, made for a nice texture-flavor combo. Instead of just rolling the cookies in powdered...

I made these cookies about 3 weeks ago. I just took them out of the tins to serve. For those that aren't happy with this recipe please note: This is what you call a butter has no eggs...

These are my new favorite cookies! Absolutely AWESOME!!! I made these for Christmas and there were none left and everyone asked me for the recipe!