Rating: 4.21 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

The old-fashioned snowball-shaped shortbread cookie.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
84
Yield:
84 servings
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Ingredients

84
Original recipe yields 84 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter and 1 cup confectioners' sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and walnuts until dough is just-combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned on the bottom, about 10 minutes.

  • Pour 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll hot cookies in confectioners' sugar to coat; cool cookies completely and roll again in confectioners' sugar to coat.

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 7.5g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 11.6mg; sodium 0.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2015
Easy to make and my family loves any cookies with nuts. These cookies would be pretty for a bridal shower or a baby shower and let's not forget Christmas! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2020
I used 3 1/2 cups of flour and cookies came out very dry. Also used pecans instead of walnuts. They do taste good. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2015
Easy to make and my family loves any cookies with nuts. These cookies would be pretty for a bridal shower or a baby shower and let's not forget Christmas! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2015
I will absolutely make this again. This was delicious! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2016
I made them & they were delicious! The only modification I mad was I added more walnuts. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2021
Great recipe, just lacking vanilla. Also I always make them with a walnut piece in the middle. I prefer it more than small pieces all through the cookie. The shortbread texture is much more enjoyable that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2017
Easy and delicious. added 1/2 tsp. almond extract and delivered almonds. they were a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2018
So easy to make and the entire family loved them. For some reason they took longer to bake than what is stated in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2020
these are very easy to make but I cut back on the butter to as needed because a pound of butter is alot!! and I used only 3 1/2 cup of flour.. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2021
Good recipe. Easy to make Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2021
I only wanted to make a small batch so I selected the option to adjust the number of servings. It automatically adjusts the amount of each ingredient. It was a total fail. The dough just melted. A total waste of my ingredients and my time. If you choose to follow this recipe, I would not recommend using the adjust servings option. It just didn’t translate well. Very disappointing. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2020
I used 3 1/2 cups of flour and cookies came out very dry. Also used pecans instead of walnuts. They do taste good. Read More