These were not a Christmas cookie at home. Grandma used to make these for us for as long as I can remember, and Mom too. Like all the time – when we went to Grandma’s we expected butter balls. I hadn’t had them for years, then my cousin Kathy made them one year for Christmas, so now they are a Christmas cookie!

Butter Balls

Joan Donogh
A family tradition.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup icing confectioners' sugar

Instructions
 

  • Soften butter to room temperature.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add cocoa, vanilla, water and oatmeal, and blend well.
  • Chill for about an hour until firm enough to handle.
  • Put icing sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into small balls, and roll in icing sugar.
  • Store in the fridge.

 

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