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Butter Balls I Recipe

Butter Balls I

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"Rich , buttery flavored cookies."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease cookie sheets.
  2. Cream butter.
  3. Add eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add sifted dry ingredients. Stir until well blended.
  5. Cut dough into pieces about 2 inches by 2 inches. Dip in white sugar. Roll dough into palm of hand until round. Dip in brown sugar and place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until light brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2003

This recipe was so simple, I thought they'd be boring, but they actually have a really nice, delicate flavour. I've made 4-5 batches now, and they've never stayed int he shape of balls though, they spread out quite a bit, so make sure you leave room on the pan for that. I also made one recipe without rolling them in the sugar and they were just as good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 20, 2008

It was only okay for me. Found them simple in flavour and boring. I will add chocolate chips next time.


19 Ratings

Apr 17, 2008

Nice, easy recipe. Replaced flour with whole wheat flour and brown sugar with Splenda brand brown sugar. Cookies are a light not too sweet treat.

Nov 20, 2005

I made a small batch of these tonight, on a baked goods craving. They turned out great! I rolled them in brown sugar and then cinnamon, instead of white and brown sugar. They were just cooked enough at 10-11 minutes that even when they cooled, they were still nice and soft. It's nice to find a cookie I can easily make w/o an electric mixer!

Aug 20, 2009

Very yummy! I only rolled in white sugar and added a drop of almond extract to the dough. Recipe not well-written and did not make 6 dozen, only about 2 1/2 dozen.

May 19, 2011

Good cookies, reminds me of a snickerdoodle. Though definitely does not make 6 dozen! I made 1inch balls and it just made 3 dozen. But flavor wise they are good.

Jul 27, 2010

oh, man, these are good! i followed the recipe exactly, aside from using just plain white sugar and cinnamon to roll the dough in before putting it in the oven, and they came out delicious! i was in a pinch for a recipe for a party for tomorrow, and my original baking plan fell through, and these were just the ticket. :) will definitely be making these again. :3 a side note, though-- they didn't make all that many cookies though, but you could easily double the recipe to get more. ;)

Apr 09, 2008

Very yummy cookies! I used the coffee icing also found on this website and the two combined made a delicious treat. Not sure if I will have any left to share with the family. :)


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  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

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

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