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Molasses Butterballs Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:27 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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