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Better hide these if you want any left—it's hard to eat just one! Good thing they're quick to make.—Zelda Halloran, Dallas, Texas
MAKES:
27 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
27 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

In a bowl, cream butter and molasses. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts.
Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Roll cooled cookies in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Molasses Butterballs in Country Woman March/April 2001, p35

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 159 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar
  1. In a bowl, cream butter and molasses. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Roll cooled cookies in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Molasses Butterballs in Country Woman March/April 2001, p35

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