Okay friends, I’ve got one last cookie recipe to share before Christmas! Actually, I shared this recipe back in 2012, but the photos weren’t so hot and the recipe directions weren’t great so I’ve updated both!
Coming from an Italian family, we call these cookies Butterballs. Some people may call them snowballs and I’ve also heard some people refer to them as Russian tea cookies. I’ve only ever really known them as Butterballs though so that is what I’m going with here!
I bet you can’t guess the main ingredient in these cookies…BUTTER! Lots and lots of butter. So you know these are good. They are pretty simple to make and the ingredient list is quite minimal. These cookies do not require any eggs, baking powder, or baking soda. They really couldn’t be easier and are so tasty and look like pretty little balls of snow when rolled in powdered sugar!
I do recommend using sifted flour for these. It improves the texture and lightness of the cookie, though I have also made them without sifting and they still turn out to be equally as delicious.
You can also stir in finely chopped walnuts or mini chocolate chips to kick these up a notch!
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 51mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 3g