Hi! What a gorgeous photo to post with this recipe. These “balls” are definitely a childhood favorite, and always a hit1 Why don’t we make them during the year more often, instead of just at Christmas? Love your blog!
We call them Swedish Butter Balls in my home. My mother used to make them for me, and now I bake them for my friends! They are my most popular holiday cookie.
It’s interesting to see the differences between our recipes. I use twice the amount of nuts (pecans) than you, and half the sugar. We also roll them in powdered sugar instead of dusting, so you end up ingesting the same amount (or more!) of sugar in the end.
Question. This recipe looks delicious, so I want to make sure I get it right. In the recipe you call for 8 oz, or two sticks of butter. But isn’t 2 sticks of butter 16 oz? 2 sticks sounds right, so it’s the only fat in the recipe, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks!
I know it’s been years since you posted this, but maybe you will still read my comment. My Mother always made these cookies, but a little different, she always put a hersheys kiss in the middle of the cookie, and called them “secret kisses”. They were so good! But maybe not for you, you don’t like chocolate. Just thought I’d share the suggestion :)