Nutmeg Butterballs

Freshly grated nutmeg makes all the difference in these buttery cookies. Whole nutmegs are available in the spice aisle at the grocers. Just run one across a grater until you have enough for your recipe.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⅓ cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and pecans.
  • Add flour; blend well. Chill dough 30 minutes or more.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 2" apart on baking sheets. Bake 15–20 minutes.
  • Combine confectioners’ sugar and nutmeg. Roll warm cookies in mixture until coated.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⅓ cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and pecans.
  • Add flour; blend well. Chill dough 30 minutes or more.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 2" apart on baking sheets. Bake 15–20 minutes.
  • Combine confectioners’ sugar and nutmeg. Roll warm cookies in mixture until coated.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium0.6mg
Total Carbohydrate7g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars3g
Protein1g