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Butterball Cookie Recipe

This post is Sponsored by Good Cook but my opinions are 100% my own!

I’ve been baking!!  I love baking and so does my family.  They all anxiously wait the taste testing part.  They usually ask me a few times if it’s time to taste them yet.  I can’t blame them, it’s my favorite part too.  And this year is already proving to be extremely challenging since I’ve recently dropped 50 pounds and still have more to lose.  I have a feeling the next couple of weeks are going to be more maintaining that lose than loosing more.  But that’s OK, because baking is part of the holiday that I love!

Sweet Creations Cookie Set

Since I’m part of the Good Cook Kitchen Expert program, they sent me a fun Sweet Creations by Good Cook Cookie Baking Kit to use while making my holiday cookies!   I was super excited to receive this because I desperately needed new cookie sheets and these were the perfect size to fit into my oven.  I have an industrial grade double oven with 6 burners and a grill.  Because the ovens sit next to each other, they are a bit on the small size.  Some of my cookies sheets I had when we moved here, didn’t fit in the oven so I had to give them away.

I make about 8 different cookies for the holiday but the ones that are the most popular and everyone’s favorite is a Butterball Cookie recipe that my mom passed down to me.   The reason why they are called Butterball’s is because they are made with a lot of butter and no eggs so they have a big butter taste.  And when you combine butter with powdered sugar – they just melt in your mouth!

Butterball Cookie Recipe

Over the years I’ve seen a few variations of this recipe but this is the one my mother has always used and now I’ve used it for years!

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There are 4 ingredients in this Butterball Cookie recipe which makes this one of the easiest recipes ever – Butter, Flour, Vanilla Extract and Powdered Sugar.  That’s it!    Just toss everything in the bowl and mix it until blended.  I use my electric mixer because I find it the easiest to mix the butter in well.

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The smell from the bowl is amazing from all the butter and the vanilla!  It’s very hard to resist not grabbing a piece of the batter and popping it in my mouth!  Since there are no eggs in this recipe, I’m always tempted!

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Once it’s well mixed I then transfer it to another bowl.  Sweet Creations by Gook Cook has some Sweet Mixing bowls that nestle together when not in use (which is a nice space saver) and have a non skid bottom so they won’t move all over the counter when mixing in them.  I love that part and they work really well!!!

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Then I scooped out the dough using my Cookie Dropper so each one would be the same size. I absolutely love this tool and I love how easy it is to use. And since its stainless steel, I’ll never have to worry about it rusting.

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After I scoop them all onto the cookie sheet, I then rolled them so they’ll be nice and smooth.  I suppose you could skip this part but I’ve always done it.  This is a good part for the kids to help me with too.  They love rolling cookies and meatballs and are always willing to help.  These cookies don’t really spread out too much so you don’t have to put them to far apart so I filled up my cookie sheets.  Actually I was able to do the entire batch on both of my cookie sheets!

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After they are slightly cool,  toss them in a bowl of powdered sugar and coated them.  The first time not a lot of powered sugar will stick to them, that is okay, it’s good to toss them while they are still a bit warm.  Then once they’ve cooled completely,  roll them again in powdered sugar and then they look like this…

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These are just amazing and they seriously melt in your mouth.   Since we have over a week before Christmas, all the cookies I bake that we don’t eat right away, will go in the freezer until it’s time to make cookie plates for our friends and family.  I layer them in wax paper and then put them in a freezer bag.  I’ve done this for YEARS and everyone comments on how fresh the cookies are even after freezing.  These cookies I do toss in the powdered sugar one more time before plating them after they’ve been in the freezer.

Below is my mom’s Butterball Cookie Recipe so you can try these!


Butterball Cookie Recipe


2 cups Butter (4 sticks) softened, not melted
8 tablespoons of Powdered Sugar (confectioners sugar)
2 teaspoons Vanilla
4 cups Flour


Mix well butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and flour.  Roll balls on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes.  You don’t want them to get brown.  Cool for a few minutes then roll in additional powdered sugar while still slightly warm.  Set aside to cool completely.  After cooled, roll them again in powdered sugar or before serving.


This week I will finish my baking for the holidays and I’ll be not only using the Sweet Creations products I mentioned above but also the High-tem spatula which you may have noticed in the first few pictures, the Flex cookie turner which is the perfect size for using for cookies and these cute (and easy to use)  Cookie Cutters.

Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.


  1. Jackie says

    These look delicious and easy! I’m going to make them next weekend when I do my baking. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Georgia Beckman says

    I love everything about this post! One, it’s a great, simple recipe. Two, I LOVE your goodies from Good Cook, especially that snowflake cookie cutter!

  3. David says

    That is a fairly simple recipe with few ingredients. That means it is easy and cheap to make and I cannot ask for more than that.

  4. lissa crane says

    Love, love, love this recipe! I tried it this weekend & added walnuts and it came out great!! These are now my new favorite Christmas cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Debbie Welchert says

    These look and sound amazing. I love that there are no eggs in this recipe. This is something my grandchildren can help me with and have fun doing it too.

  6. ARLENE JONES says

    I am going to use this recipe for a lady that asked me to make her some christmas cookies for her family gathering.

  7. candy kratzer wenzel says

    Not many ingredients, love that part. I do not have a cookie scoop, but I am sure with a spoon and rolling them to balls will be easy.

  8. Lynn says

    These look like the “Russian Tea Cookies” my Mom always made every year. They were so good. I’ll give these a try..the recipe is slightly different but they look delicious too!

  9. Edward says

    Very easy to make and inexpensive. I made something similar to these, they’re called rum balls, so yummy.

  10. Lisa R says

    Another thing Im making for superbowl sunday, I am more of a sweets eater than a chip eater

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  11. Cindy Becker says

    How many cookies will this make? My dad made these for us when we were little .. Same recipe .. Love these cookies… Yummy…