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Butterball Cookies

These classic butterball cookies are a favorite that my grandmother made every year at Christmas. They are a light cookie that isn't super sweet and the center is filled with either a pecan or maraschino cherry. Classic and delicious!
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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup whole pecans/maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup powder sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla. Mix in flour and salt until combined. Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Stuff each ball with a pecan or maraschino cherry. Place on baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 8 minutes, or until bottoms are golden.
  • Once cooled, roll in powdered sugar. Makes roughly 24 cookies.

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