An Italian Grandma's Classic Italian Butter Balls Recipe by Ann Marie Patitucci

4 months ago
An Italian Grandma's Classic Italian Butter Balls Recipe

My mom's butter ball cookie recipe always reminds me of the holidays and family. But this easy Italian cookie recipe is good anytime! Summer, spring, winter or fall.

Be sure to make copies of this easy Italian butter balls recipe to share.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: Makes 25 to 30 cookies



For Rolling

Here's' how to make it: 

  1. Add all the cookie ingredients to a bowl and mix by hand.
  2. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet (they don’t expand so don’t need to be spread out).
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Let the cookies cool for a minute or two or until you can pick them up without breaking them. Pour the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar into a small bowl. Roll the balls in the sugar. (They won’t fully coat yet.)
  5. When cookies are completely cool, roll them in the sugar again to get the full coating.

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So simple! Yum!! 😋
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
My mouth is watering, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead . What an easy, delicious cookie recipe. Thank you for sharing the yum!
Ann Marie Patitucci
My pleasure! My sister made these when I was home in NY recently! Delicious!
Classic cookie recipe that never goes out of style...
Laura Nuss
yummy! my mom always used pecans but i think it’s the same cookie!

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