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Italian Butterball Cookies

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  • Sweet
Cuisine:
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 48
  • Easy

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Italian butterball cookies are smooth and chewy cookies with a light powder sugar coating. While they are most commonly served as a holiday cookie, they are great for every time of the year. Pair with a lovely espresso or mocha latte to bring out the best in the almond and vanilla of the cookies. These cookies are great for a small reprieve from the day to day grind of life. We live in a crazy world, let these cookies bring you a little innocence and joy. 

Nutrition 

Per Serving

Calories: 43g

Total Fat: 2.1g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 9mg

Sodium: 36mg

Potassium: 6mg

Total Carbohydrates: 5.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Protein: 0.6g

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How to Make Italian Butterball Cookies

  1. Preheat an oven to 175° C.
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Beat together the butter and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until the mixture turns smooth.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  5. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  6. Mix into the butter mixture until it is just incorporated.
  7. Shape the dough into 1 in balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet spaced about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until firm.
  9. Cool on the sheet for 10 minutes,
  10. Remove to cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Spread the 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar on a plate.
  12. Roll the cooled cookies in the confectioners' sugar to coat.

Trivia

Christmas cookies are a traditional that dates back to the Roman era.

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