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delicious! we have made them for the last couple holiday seasons. they are a favorite of my whole family. we use vanilla instead of almond extract. and we roll them in powdered sugar after they have cooled.
Yes! These are absolutely NUT BUTTER BALLS! I followed the directions exactly. Made 9 dozen (that's 108 cookies recipe actually made more so don't be afraid to make them a little bigger) for a Cookie Exchange Party for the Holidays. They are just like I remembered as a child. I used the vanilla extract and used less walnuts (finely ground) as a reviewer suggested. RICH with butter DELICIOUS not too sweet THE BEST combination of butter powdered sugar and walnuts!
I made these with pecans run through my food processor and they came out DELICIOUSLY. I did roll them once while still warm but also rolled them a second time after they had cooled. This is such a necessary step that I'm amazed it didn't appear in the original recipe; otherwise your cookies have a bunch of "bled-through" places where the oils work through the confectioner's sugar -- most notably where your fingers touched it when rolling while warm and then placing on whatever you used for a cooling rack. Having made a double batch I stored them in a plastic one-gallon ice cream tub with a sheet of waxed paper between each layer of cookies. Before setting any cookies on each sheet of waxed paper I sprinkled more confectioner's sugar on the paper. I also sprinkled the tops of each layer of cookies before placing the next sheet of waxed paper. This seems to be helping them stay fresh as well as keeping the cookies looking just as good as they taste. I will definitely make this again; I could eat an entire batch all by myself!
This is the same recipe as the one I know as "almond balls." My recipe uses only a 1/2 tsp of almond extract and just 1 cup of finely-chopped almonds; otherwise it is identical. These are easy to make and each one is a tasty powdery mouthful of subtle almond flavor. This is one of the desserts featured at our group's Norwegian julebords in Thousand Oaks and Santa Barbara.
Extremely easy and tasty...a few adjustments...I used only 1 cup of nuts w/ an extra 1/2 c flour and it was still a little too nutty (you REALLY have to like nuts) and make sure you ground the nuts really fine. Will make again w/ less nuts and I'm sure I'll love them even more!!