I’m so excited for today’s post. This year, I participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This is the second year of the swap. The premise is simple, bake 3 dozen cookies and send them to three different bloggers. And in return, you get 3 dozen cookies from other other bloggers! Fun, right?!
I signed up without a clue of what I was going to make, I just knew I wanted to join in on the fun. After looking through 10 thousand different recipes, I settled on an old family favorite…Butterballs. Some of you may call them Snowballs. But, I call them Butterballs, so that’s what we’re going with here!
I bet you can’t guess the main ingredient in these cookies…it’s butter! Lots and lots of butter. So you know these are good. They are pretty simple to make. We usually just mix in some chopped walnuts in ours, but you can also add mini chocolate chips if you wanted.
I sent my cookies to three lovely bloggers: Linda of Tumbleweed Contessa, Carrie from Kiss My Whisk, and Kelli from The Corner Kitchen. Ladies, I hope these cookies made it to you safe and sound and that they were not in a million pieces!
Yield: About 2 dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 1 lb. butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar (plus extra for rolling the cookies in after they bake)
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cream together the butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
- Sift together the flour and salt. Add the flour gradually to the butter and sugar mixture until well-combined.
- Blend in the vanilla and the walnuts using your hands. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes in the fridge or 15 minutes in the freezer.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Form the dough into balls (or into crescent shapes) and place on the baking sheet.
- Bake cookies for about 14-17 minutes or until a very light golden brown.
- Allow the cookies to cool slightly. While still warm, roll each one in extra powdered sugar.