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Italian Butterball Cookies

Italian Butterball Cookies

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These holiday cookies are perfect for people of any age. They are good as a quick snack or dessert. Don’t worry, they are not balls of butter. They are smooth, chewy, and delicious cookies. This is an old family recipe that is loved by all. Hopefully you like them too!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Additional: 30 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 48
Yield: 48 cookies


1 stick butter
¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar


Step 1
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

Step 2
Beat together the butter and 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix into the butter mixture until just incorporated. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet spaced about 2 inches apart.

Step 3
Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 4
Spread the 1/4 cup confectioners sugar on a plate; roll the cooled cookies in the confectioners’ sugar to coat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
43 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 5.6g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 35.5mg.

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