Recipe by Kit
"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!"
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fabulous! they really do melt in your mouth!
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.
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!
Really good cookie! Followed the recipe exactly and was pleasantly surprised with how good they turned out. After creaming the butter and sugar I stirred about a cup of flour in the bowl. Then I added the rest of the flour by hand. The consistency of the batter was perfect. I baked them for 15 minutes only, any more time and they would have burned. I would have given this recipe 4 stars had I used confectioner's sugar to roll them after baking. But since I dipped them in chocolate, 5 stars are DEFINITELY in order. I melted 1 cup of bittersweet chocolate and 2 teaspoons of shortening for the dip.
Of all the recipes I've tried, this one is the best! Everyone loves them, they don't last on the plate very long!!
This is a good recipe as it is but if you want the cookie to keep its shape i would add 1/2 tsp. Cream of tartar to the batter due to the high fat content.
K. I made these today and the proportions are wrong. They are too sweet. They spread into flat cookies instead of staying balls! I found another recipe that used 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 1/4 cups of flour.These came out well.
Made this recipe, the only things I did differently were that I added 1 tsp of salt and used cashews instead of pecans (just personal taste preference). Recipe was easy and I did NOT chill my dough and they remained spherical. The only problem I ran into was that the dough was a little too dry so I added 1/4 cup milk to moisten it. Really happy with the results and my taste testers (hubby and son) both agree that they are delicious! Thank you for sharing Kit!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Great Grandma's Nut Butter Balls
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 50
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