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a stack of freshly baked Butterball Cookies

Butterball Cookies

Butterball Cookies have a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth taste and texture.
Course Baked Goods, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie recipe, easy baking, holiday baking
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 104kcal
Author Maike



  • Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
  • Combine flour, salt, and ½ cup powdered sugar (reserve the other half) into a large bowl and cut in butter. Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and vanilla extract. Use an electric mixer (dough hook attachment) to knead the dough until well combined. Mix in chocolate chips and dried cherries.
  • Use a tablespoon (or a retractable ice cream scoop) to measure 1-inch balls. Shape dough balls until smooth and place onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes. Transfer cookies onto a wire cooling rack. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Sift the remaining ½ cup of powdered sugar into a shallow bowl and combine with the remaining 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
  • Roll lightly cooled cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar until well coated. Return to the wire rack and let cool completely.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 217IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg