Black Walnut Balls Recipe -

Black Walnut Balls

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"A friend gave this to me because she knows I love black walnuts in anything. They are much like other Christmas cookies you make with pecans in them. But these are GREAT!!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. Blend together butter, flour, white sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add black walnuts and mix well.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls. Bake for 25 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Roll in powdered sugar. Store flat - not stacked on top of each other.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

Finger-licking good! Very delicious - my Thanksgiving and Christmas-time personal favorite.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 04, 2009

I liked these a lot, I don't think my guests enjoyed them as much. I think it depends on how much you like the unique flavor of black walnuts.


9 Ratings

Feb 28, 2005

I used regular walnuts (had them on hand)...and added some semi-sweet chocolate chips and a little extra vanilla the first time I made this...EVERYONE LOVED them! And it's so easy! I'm making them again's now the 3rd time in 2 months my boyfriend has requested "those walnut cookie things"...Thanks for the recipe!

Apr 02, 2008

I used pecans, since as a child we always had Noel Nut Balls. My favorite cookie all time. This was the exact recipe I was looking for. Thanks

Dec 12, 2005

Five stars for ease of making! My 5 year old nephew helped me mix and roll these up and we had a great time! You must REALLY like black walnuts to like these, they carry a strong flavor! I got rave reviews on them, and them some people just flat didn't like them. A close friend of mine even threw it away after one bite. Then my grandmother raved over stars!

Aug 16, 2005

Just like my mom's!! Pecans are great too!

Aug 29, 2002

The black walnut flavor comes through very strongly, which is wonderful for those of us who LOVE black walnuts.

Nov 05, 2012

I know the pic I added to this recipe doesn't really depict the cookie as recipe is written. I was having a Halloween party and waanted to make witch finger cookies. I had black walnuts I neeed to use and knew the nuts in them would make it look like warts on the fingers..LOL I think they are delicious and have been wanting to make these again after trying them a cpl yrs ago...and this was my opportunity. Next time I make them, I will make them in balls as the recipe dictates...and there will be a next time because I just love black walnuts.


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  • Calories
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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