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Easy Walnut Balls Recipe


This recipe for easy walnut balls is shared by Tracy Bodoni. She is a great baker and this recipe is her own creation. These sweets just melt in your mouth and walnut gives the required crunch. You can also use pecans instead of almonds. It is like snowball cookies but yummier. You can follow Tracy’s Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/moochamealwithtracy/

Ingredients Of Easy Walnut Balls

  • 1 lb. Land ‘O Lakes butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 cups chopped walnuts
  • 4 cups flour
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box confectioners sugar (to roll cookies in).

Method Of Easy Walnut Balls

  • Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and water until light & fluffy.
  • Add nuts and flour one cup at a time.
  • Then add the eggs. By hand, roll and shape into 1-inch balls.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for approximately 7-10 minutes until bottoms are golden brown.
  • While still warm, roll in the confectioner’s sugar (repeat).


  • Diane Krall December 15, 2021, 7:04 am

    Thanks so much

    • Neel December 15, 2021, 9:17 pm


    • Gabriella November 26, 2022, 3:39 am

      Should these be chilled before baking?!?! They look delish!

  • shirley Knoop December 15, 2021, 8:43 pm

    This is My mother’s recipe, long lost. Thank you.
    Shirley of the Konecy heritage.

  • Joni January 6, 2022, 4:26 pm

    When do you add the salt? It didn’t say. Thank you

    • Neel January 7, 2022, 3:19 pm

      add salt when beating butter

  • jo urbaniak June 21, 2022, 3:18 am

    I was going to try your recipe, but…..add the eggs last?? Can’t imagine how that works without making a huge mess. Do they incorporate with everything or just make the dough wet to roll in the sugar?

    • Neel June 22, 2022, 10:15 am

      they will incorporate dont worry

  • happymommaof1 June 22, 2022, 10:29 pm

    Good afternoon…I am wanting to try your recipe for Christmas in July…Snowball cookies are just one of mine and my mom’s favorite cookie….I was wondering how many cookies this recipe makes?
    Thank you so much,
    mamma of 1

  • sheila November 23, 2022, 10:36 pm

    I added the eggs with the wet ingredients and the cookies were delish!

  • Maria November 25, 2022, 3:15 am

    why add eggs?

    • Neel November 26, 2022, 1:27 pm

      it enhances the taste

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