Old-Fashioned Walnut Balls

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Ratings (4)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 48 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
86 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy walnut balls are a delicious treat for the holidays or any time of the year that calls for a sweet, nutty treat.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.

  2. Sift flour and salt together; add to creamed mixture. Mix well; stir in walnuts.

  3. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls.

  4. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 F for 12 to 15 minutes.

  5. Remove from cookie sheet with ​a spatula.

  6. Roll the cooled cookies in sifted confectioners' sugar.

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