Great Grandma's Nut Butter Balls

Great Grandma's Nut Butter Balls

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"My great grandma's recipe (duh). The combination of confectioners' sugar and cake flour makes them really melt in your mouth. Don't try to double unless you've got a really big mixer!"

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 86 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 86 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the cake flour, then fold in the pecans. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 15 to 19 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. Cool cookies completely before rolling in additional confectioners' sugar. If you are storing the cookies in a tin, add remaining sugar to the tin.
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  1. 9 Ratings


fabulous! they really do melt in your mouth!


I had a handwritten recipe from my husbands mother for these using finely chopped walnuts. They are his favorite cookie. The first time I went by her directions and wound up with the "nut butter" the previous commenter got. Between reading this recipe and talking to a friend who bakes seriously, I got it right the second time. Two things I did wrong the first time were not combining the ingredients as indicated here (mom's handwritten recipe said "mix all ingredients...big mistake!), I overmixed it to a batter consistency instead of more of a dough, and didn't add flour when it was too loose. They are well worth the effort! My husband almost cried because he said this were "Christmas at home" for him. Thank you Kit!


The batter is too loose and my cookies spread too much and came out more like nut butter mounds instead of balls. If I make these again, I will add more flour, at least 1/2 cup more and chill the batter.