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Chocolate Butterball Cookies

by , May 19, 2017

chocolate butterball cookies
Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

The cooled cookies are rolled in powdered sugar, but you could also roll them in granulated sugar before baking if you prefer.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time:27 minutes



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Melt the chocolate over low heat or over simmering water; stir the cream into the chocolate and set aside to cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in vanilla and the cooled chocolate. Blend in the flour and salt until blended. fold the nuts into the cookie dough.
  4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  6. Cool completely abd then roll gently in the sifted powdered sugar.

Makes 4 to 5 Dozen

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