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Funfetti Cookie Balls
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

Nutty, buttery, and so much fun! These funfetti cookie balls are such a delicious way to enjoy the holiday season. Perfect with a cup of hot cocoa!


Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balls, confetti, Cookie, Funfetti, snowball
Servings: 36 cookies (approx.)
Calories: 1642 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups nuts, ground finely in a food processor (I used 1/2 cup [url]macadamias∞http://www.diamondnuts.com/product/macadamia-nuts/[/url], 1/2 cup [url]pistachios∞http://www.diamondnuts.com/product/pistachios/[/url], and 1 cup [url]almonds∞http://www.diamondnuts.com/product/almonds/[/url])
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy (about 3 to 5 minutes).  Stir in the vanilla, almond extract, and salt.  Add the flour, ground nuts, and sprinkles, and stir together on medium-low speed until combined.
  3. Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to create balls.  Roll the balls in powdered sugar, and set them on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until just barely beginning to turn golden around the sides.  Cool, then re-roll in powdered sugar to coat.  Transfer to an airtight container to store.
Nutrition Facts
Funfetti Cookie Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1642 Calories from Fat 891
% Daily Value*
Fat 99g152%
Saturated Fat 44g275%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 172mg7%
Carbohydrates 169g56%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 88g98%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.