Nut Butter Balls – Delicious Cookies!




Nut Butter Ball Cookies with Cinnamon

 This is a cookie recipe from my mother that we have been enjoying since we were children.   

Now I make these cookies with my own children many times a year. They are perfect for every holiday or just for fun!  

The batter is simple and contains very little sugar.  The sweetness comes from rolling the cookies in sugar after they come out of the oven.  The batter is easy to make and the baking time is quick.  You wont be waiting too long to try a sample!

One of my favorite things about these cookies is that you can make them fit any season or holiday by changing the color of your sugar.   I like to stock up on several colors of the Wilton Sparkling Sugar or Cake Mate decorating sugars.  A fall color combination of red, yellow, brown and orange makes a nice addition to your Thanksgiving table.   Simple black and orange is perfect for Halloween as well.  

 

Sweet and colorful Nut Butter Balls!

If you are missing a particular color, it is possible to make it yourself by adding some food coloring to granulated sugar.  This does work, but the store sugars have a better texture than plain granulated sugars.   The Wilton or Cake Mate sugars definitely look better on the cookies.

For Christmas we have used green, red and white sugar to top the cookies.  This makes a nice gift plate to bring for holiday dinner.  You can also mix two or three colors together to make some combo cookies.

Nut Butter Balls for the Holidays!

 

We have created many nut butter ball variations over the years depending on the holiday.    One year, for both New Years and Easter we used all the sugar colors we had to make a beautiful multi colored tray of cookies.  Powdered sugar can also be used to roll the cookies in, it varies the texture and taste.

These cookies also make a nice Valentine treat using pink, red, purple and white.  

Make a lovely and delicious Valentine gift!

My favorite flavor by far is rolling the cookies in cinnamon sugar.  We make our own cinnamon sugar and keep it stocked in the house.  The cinnamon cookies smell delicious and they taste even better.  For that reason, we usually make more cinnamon than any other color.  

Nut Butter Balls

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Variations

Aside from the endless sugar color combinations, you can change around the nut choice.   I prefer to make these cookies with finely ground walnuts; ground almonds can also be used.  Coarsely ground walnuts can also be used making the cookies have a bumpier texture but tasting  just as delicious.



Very Important!

I always double the recipe when making these cookies!   These cookies are too delicious and vanish very quickly.  I never make just on batch, it is just as easy to double the recipe while you baking anyway…  

They disappear way too quickly to only make a single batch!

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Nut Butter Ball Cookies with Cinnamon
Nut Butter Balls
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Delicious shortbread cookies rolled in sugar to make them look and taste delicious!
Servings Prep Time
2+ Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12-15 Minutes 15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2+ Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12-15 Minutes 15 Minutes
Nut Butter Ball Cookies with Cinnamon
Nut Butter Balls
Print Recipe
Delicious shortbread cookies rolled in sugar to make them look and taste delicious!
Servings Prep Time
2+ Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12-15 Minutes 15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2+ Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
12-15 Minutes 15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Dozen
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, one at a time until a nice dough forms. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes so that it is easy to handle. Rolls dough into 1' balls, a rounded teaspoonful works well. Place dough on an un-greased cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. While the cookies are still warm but cool enough to handle, roll each cookie, upside down (top and sides only) in sugar topping of your choice.
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4 comments

  1. Thanks for the great “fall” idea. I’ll use your cookie recipe next week for my cooking class with the residents at the assisted living facility I work in!

    1. Great idea! These cookies are delicious to eat and fun to make. But rolling the dough into balls is probably also a great therapeutic activity for your residents. It’s so nice when baking makes the kitchen smell delicious. I’m sure your residents will enjoy that. You might like the banana bread or poppy seed loaf recipes as well! Enjoy!

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