Thursday, December 3, 2009

Swedish Butter Balls

Hello everyone,

It was a mild but very rainy day here today so I thought it would be a good day to bake some cookies for the annual cookie exchange that I have been in the past few years. I am making Swedish Butter Balls again this year because not only are they good but they are easy to make too.

We might as well try one with a cup of tea.

a cloche full of butter balls

my cloche is new from tjmaxx

I'm having fun with my camera again!

Now I will be nice and share the recipe for these lovely melt in your mouth Swedish Butterballs.

preheat oven to 400 degrees cookie sheet ungreased

1 cup butter,softened

1/2cup sifted icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/4 cups flour

1 cup finely chopped pecans or hazelnuts or almonds

1. cream butter,icing sugar and vanilla throughly. Add flour. Mix well. Stir in nuts,mixing until smooth.

2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. place on cookie sheet.Bake for 8-12 minutes at 400 degrees until light golden. Cool and then roll in icing sugar .

These freeze well.

This recipe came from the Robin Hood Baking Festival ccokbook -one of my favorites.

I hope you have a chance to make these buttery little goodies!

Thanks for the visit,



TQ said...

Displayed so beautifully and they look so delicious!

Thanks for sharing and passing along the recipe too; have a GRAND evening.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....This is a coicidence! I have been looking for an easy cookie to make for my upcoming cookie exchange and I read your post and I think I found it! They look delicious and easy to make! I love your cloche too! I will have to visit my TJMaxx to see if they have one of those!~Patti

Martha said...

This is a favorite cookie at Linderhof only we use prairie pecans and we call them either Swedish Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes -- by whatever name, they are a good cookie for tea or for the Christmas cookie plate!

Beautiful pictures and how clever to put them in a cloche!

Lenore said...

Oh, how fabulous are your cloches filled with those yummy snowballs!!!
I too make snowballs from my grandmother's recipe that was handed down thru my mother.
Since this is the first year that I have several cloches, I will put my snowballs in my cloche and hope they look as beautiful as yours!

Anonymous said...

Oh Carolyn, thank you so much for posting a link to your blog, you are just the sweetest person.

I can't wait to start on christmas cookies here.. love the sweedish cakes and the butter cookies and a few others too.

Keep taking more photos as I adore each one of them.

ps.. a cloche is on my list.

June said...

Thank you so much for the recipe Carolyn. My daughter and I went to a Nativity display last night and they were serving these and my daughter asked me if I had a recipe for them. Now I do! Your pictures are all just yummy.

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Sounds very easy to bake, I will have a try mýself. Do you know where this recipe is originated from? Although I´m living in Sweden I´ve never heard of "Swedish Butter Balls" before. I kind of recognize the ingredients though but maybe we just make them in a different shape or something...can´t put my finger on it :)

Beautiful photos as always.
Have a nice day,

Susan said...

oooooo, Carolyn, those look so good.Looks like the sweet little angel also loves them! And Santa, too. Thanks for sharing on your beautiful blog. Sincerely, Susan from

FEDERICA said...

They look fantastic! Thanks for the recipe :)
Happy weekend!

Rita said...

I used to make these and misplaced the recipe; thanks so much for posting. I love the fact that you can freeze them. Perfect with a cup of tea.

Suzann said...

I am so making these! Thanks.

sweetbay said...

I will try this recipe -- although I'm afraid mine won't be in such a beautiful setting as yours!

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite Christmas cookie! :)

Love all of the photographs you take, Carolyn. Lovely!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
These little nuggets look and sound delectable. I will have to try them. Your pictures are wonderful, you do have a way with the camera! Have a wonderful day.


Eileen said...

Beautiful photographs!
And great presentation!
The cookies sound fabulous and thanks so much for posting the recipe.

December 13 is St. Lucia Day (we'll be going to a St. Lucia Candle Festival sponsored by a local Swedish group next Saturday), and on Sunday I will have my husband's (Swedish) family over, I'm going to try your cookie recipe along with Swedish meatballs, Lada, and Pankakke! Thanks!
All the best to you,


Yum and they look so pretty too!!

Anonymous said...

Morning, Carolyn. Oh, what better to be under a glass dome than these beautiful butter balls! Your photos look heavenly.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your butterballs look very decorative in your cloche! They look tasty too! I have never seen cookies like this before. I will print your recipe and try them out in the Christmas holiday. I think the girls will enjoy preparing them. I will have to change the cups into grams first, but I don't think that will be too difficult. Have a lovely weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
Thanks for the warm memories. My mom used to make those cookies at Christmas. I miss her.
Hugs, Rhondi

Beverly said...

Carolyn, you have tempted me again. I would love a cookie and cup of tea.

And, there is another teapot which I adore.

Erica (Irene) said...

Love those cookies......thanks for sharing. I love your Blog.

agnes and co. said...

I love Swedish Butterballs. Thank you for the recipe. They look delicious. I will try them on my husband (always a willing guinea pig). Love your blog, and loved your feature on Houzz!

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing this utterly decadent offering - looks yummy - I will be sure to try them!
Janet in neighbouring Nova Scotia