Honey Butterball Cookies Recipe


Honey Butterball cookies look similar to Russian TeacakesMexican Wedding Cakes, and Swedish Tea Cakes, but these are a softer cookie.  The addition of honey and dried cherries gives these Honey Butterball cookies a most delicious taste!  They are the ultimate Butterball Cookie with honey being the secret ingredient.  These are one of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies.  It just would not be Christmas without these cookies.


Honey Butterball Cookies


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Honey Butterball Cookies Recipe:

Honey Butterballs

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons honey 
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 
1 cup finely chopped toasted nuts*
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
3/4 cup sifted powdered (confectioners) sugar

* How to toast nuts - Spread nuts in a single layer on a baking pan (one with walls is best) for toasting in the oven.  Cook at 400 degrees F for 7 to 10 minutes or until the nuts start to turn golden.  Shake the pan halfway through toasting.



In a large bowl, cream butter.  Beat in honey; gradually stir in flour, salt and vanilla extract.  Mix in nuts and dried cherries.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Using your hands, roll dough into 1-inch balls.  Place onto ungreased cookie sheets 2-inches apart.  Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a dark golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool slightly on wire racks.

While cookies are baking, place the sifted powdered sugar in a shallow dish.

While cookies are still warm, roll the cookies in powdered sugar. When cookies have cooled completely, roll them again in the confectioners sugar to give them a nice even coating of sugar.

Store in an airtight container.




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