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Mom's Walnut Balls

Mom's Walnut Balls

Mom's Walnut Balls are buttery, tender and absolutely heavenly! These Christmas cookies have been at every family Christmas for decades now. Tried and true, they make the holidays brighter.
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword Walnut Balls, Walnut Cookie Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 110kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 cup unsalted butter *softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar *firmly packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour *sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Using a good quality chefs knife carefully chop walnuts until 2 cups is achieved. Finely chopped walnuts can also be purchased at the grocery store. 
  • Preheat oven to 375℉.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand held mixer cream together butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. 
  • In a separate sized mixing bowl measure and sift flour and salt. Mix well into butter mixture until a soft dough forms. Stir in walnuts.
  • Using a teaspoon break apart pieces of dough and then form by rolling between clean hands. 
  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 12- 15 mins or until lightly golden brown. Using a spatula, remove from cookie sheet and let cool slightly. The cooling helps to prevent crumbling when rolling in powdered sugar.
  • Place powdered sugar onto a plate and while cookies are still warm roll in sugar. If desired, roll a second time for an additional coating. 


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg