Honey Butterball cookies look similar to Russian Teacakes, Mexican 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.
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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.
* 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.
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