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Butterball Christmas Cookies

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“My mother had this cookie recipe since the 40's and I've been making it ever since I started baking. They are easy, pretty, delicious, and everyone's favorite even when it's NOT during Christmas baking. You roll them into balls and fit dozens on one cookie sheet - easy as can be.”
36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sofft butter, adding sugar gradually.
  2. Add egg yolks, slowing blending. Add flour gradually.
  3. Work dough around a cherry to form a balll. I make mine about 1 inch across, but you can make them smaller or larger.
  4. Place on greased cookie sheet (or, on parchment) and bake slowly at 325 for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Cool completely. Then, shake in confectioners sugar.
  6. They are light, and melt-in-your-mouth good (especially with cold milk). Enjoy!

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