Old-Fashioned Walnut Balls

Walnut Balls andHot Chocolate
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 48 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
86 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
(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

Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.

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

Shape dough into walnut-sized balls.

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

Remove from cookie sheet with ​a spatula.

Roll the cooled cookies in sifted confectioners' sugar.

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