This is a recipe my mother got from her mother. It's a family favorite at Christmas, and very easy to make. It has few ingredients, so the flavor of the honey really comes through.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 cookies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Combine butter, honey, and vanilla extract in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Mix in flour 1/2 cup at a time. Stir walnuts into the dough.

  • Form dough into 1-inch balls. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until very light golden, 30 to 45 minutes. Cool briefly, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour confectioner's sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar to coat.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.2g 3% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 27.5mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2018
These are very nice cookies---extremely easy to make. My reason for giving these a 4 rather than a 5 is that the texture isn't what I prefer; these are creamy rather than the crunchy that I like. But don't get me wrong---they are still tasty. Thanks for the recipe Lisa! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2018
I like that they weren t super sweet but the cooked ball tasted like flour. If I make again I will use almond extract in lieu of vanilla and add more toasted walnuts. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2018
These are very nice cookies---extremely easy to make. My reason for giving these a 4 rather than a 5 is that the texture isn't what I prefer; these are creamy rather than the crunchy that I like. But don't get me wrong---they are still tasty. Thanks for the recipe Lisa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2018
These are the best and easiest Christmas snow ball cookies I have ever had. I used pecans instead of walnuts (it is what I had). So yummy! Super simple and got to use our hive s honey to boot! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2018
I like that they weren t super sweet but the cooked ball tasted like flour. If I make again I will use almond extract in lieu of vanilla and add more toasted walnuts. Read More
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