Anytime Cookie Balls


Anytime Cookie Balls

Anytime Cookie Balls
72 (6 dozen)
10 Min

Do you need a dessert that can go to school, to work, and even be ready-to-go when you get unexpected company? These will do all that! They're ready for anytime, anywhere (and they travel so well, too)! When it comes to simple cookie recipes, this is one of the yummiest ideas out there.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except confectioners' sugar. Pulse mixture on and off until well blended.
  3. Form mixture into bite-sized balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes then place cookies on cooling rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.


These store well in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, as long as you wait till they're completely cooled before storing.

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Reading this recipe one thing came immediately to mind Do you know someone who is vegetarian or vegan? Just replace the butter with coconut oil or vegetarian shortening. The dough my be a bit soft depending on the temperature in you kitchen, but just cover and chill for an hour or so. My vegan niece is always telling me that the only thing she misses having gone vegan is decent cookies. Well thanks Mr. Food - I expect that you just promoted me to best auntie ever!

I do not have a food processor, what can I use instead? Thank you.

Cut the fat into the flour thoroughly, as you would for a pastry crust. It should resemble coarse meal. Finely chop the nuts and add to your mixing bowl. Use mini chips or coarsely chop the chocolate chips. Add the chocolate chips coconut to the bowl. Combine thoroughly. Sprinkle the extract over the dough in the bowl. Stir well. Proceed as instructed. I do not have a food processor. I learned to cook about the same time that they were first introduced to the US - so no one had one. They merely are a time saving device. There is nothing that a food processor can do that you can not do by hand. It will just take a little longer. )

I'm confused by "Bake 10 minutes then allow to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar." Does this mean to leave them on the baking sheet until completely cool? or remove from pan, but don't sugar until cool? Please help. Thanks.

Hi there! Sorry about the confusion. We've gone ahead and fixed the instructions to say that you should remove them from the pan and place them on a cooling rack to cool before sprinkling with sugar.

Cookies sound easy and good. Can you freeze the dough?

Sounds easy and delicious

Very easy to make. I have made two batches so far. One of them after dinner on a school night. Great little cookies. Will keep and share with family and friends

I do not have a food processor - will a blender work on this recipe? Or is there another way to combine all the ingredients?

A blender will pulverize the nuts and chips before mixing happens. I suggest you use the old-fashioned approach: chop the nuts. cream butter, sugar and extract. stir in flour (recommend including 1 tsp baking powder because the dough won't be as fluffy using a mixer or by hand) fold in the mix-ins. HTH, GL

what is 2 sticks of butter

there are 4 sticks of butter in each 1 lb. box. Each stick contains 8 tablespoons. Each stick equals 1/2 cup. Therefore, 2 sticks is equal to 1 cup of butter.

In US, 1 stick butter = 8 US measuring Tablespoons*, OR 1/2 US measuring cup, OR 4 oz (by weight), OR about 113.4 grams. I trust you can do the arithmetic to double the amounts. *PS: US measuring spoons are not the same size as British or Empire measuring spoons.

I think I've found a place to find just the right thing when I've got little time and want a really nice cookie to serve in the living room with coffee. Thanks. Nice web site

Great cookie. Takes minutes to prepare. I did not add the coconut and chocolate chips, substituted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract for the almond extract and baked 5 minutes longer. Adding the extra liquid did not make this dry and crumbly. This recipe made 40 cookies. Can't wait to serve.

Think an ingredient was missing, cookies were very dry and fell apart. Would not make again


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