Italian Butterball Cookies

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These holiday cookies are perfect for people of any age. They are good as a quick snack or dessert. Don't worry, they are not balls of butter. They are smooth, chewy, and delicious cookies. This is an old family recipe that is loved by all. Hopefully you like them too!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter

  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Beat together the butter and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix into the butter mixture until just incorporated. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet spaced about 2 inches apart.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. Spread the 1/4 cup confectioners sugar on a plate; roll the cooled cookies in the confectioners' sugar to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
2g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 6mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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