Butter Ball Cookie Recipe


Butter Ball Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving!

Before I start whipping pies out today, I have a special recipe from a special guy.

I never met him, but I feel like I have.

He sure was handsome, and I’ve heard how he loved to cook.

My Grandfather…Cyril

Papa Cy

I have the original “Butter Ball Cookie Recipe”, that he hand wrote for my Mom when she married my Dad.

When I read it, I felt incredibly close to him.

Recipes travel through generations and bring family members together just like photos do.

There is a connection that develops that is strong, and very special.

Truly a gift.

Butter Ball Recipe

My Mom & Dad usually made the Butter Balls first every Christmas.

When I made these I had to hide them so I could do my photo shoot the next day when the sun was out.

My hubby and girls love them.

I hope you try them!

Butter Ball Cookie Recipe     Redhead Can Decorate

To view full recipe please visit “I Should Be Mopping the Floor” for my monthly

contributors post, “here“.

Butter Ball Cookies for Christmas

Almost forgot!

On December 2nd I will be giving away this beautiful vintage English plate,

and the cookie recipe hand written by yours truly.

It’s a “Christmas Wish Basket” giveaway, and it’s big!

I hope you will stop by~ Free Giveaway English Plate w Vintage Recipe

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29 Responses

  1. Darlene Epps says:

    Hi Julia, Just found your recipe of Butter Balls on the blog I should be mopping the floor, and Im looking forward to your reading your blog.
    Please enter me in your giveaway.

    • Julie says:

      Thank you Darlene! The giveaway begins this Monday so I hope you will stop by and enter. I can’t enter you from here, but I would if I could. Have a nice weekend 🙂 ~ Julie

    • Teresa says:

      HI Julie,
      Your father is so handsome! I just came across your blog today and joined and I’m glad I did! I just LOVE your blog!
      Your Butter Ball cookie recipe looks so good!
      I would like to make them, may I have the recipe?
      Thank you.
      Hugs, Teresa

      • Julie Fiato says:

        Hi Teresa, If you read the post you will see that it is my grandfather and the link to the recipe is in the post at the end. Thanks!

  2. Paige Gonzalez says:

    Oh my goodness I’d love to win this and start a new tradition in my home! I made a German cheesecake today which is a tradition in my family. It was a recipe that my mother got from a bakery when we lived in Germany. It is soooooo good! I can’t wait until tomorrow to have a piece… 🙂

  3. Donna Howard says:

    I love that story! I had an old recipe handwritten by my grandma for some ‘original’ cookies. She gave it to my mom when my mom got married in 1942. It’s lasted all these years, but getting faint on the ink. I made copies of it, put it in a little side by side frame with a picture of my grandma and gave it to all my cousins so they could have a handwritten recipe from their grandma!! Everyone loved and treasured it. Those kinds of things are so special. Have a great Thanksgiving Julie! P.S. Yes your dad was very handsome!! And can’t wait to try the cookies!

  4. Isn’t funny how a recipe written in hand can evoke memories. I have one too but it is for oatmeal. Which my grandma made regularly my mom had it framed and hung in the kitchen for many years. I think handwriting is important. I have several recipes of my mothers that I have copied for my son. This recipe looks good. Will love to try it.

  5. Cory Ahern says:

    How do I enter your giveaway?! Those cookies look amazing, and the plate is gorgeous!

  6. You had me at “butter”. Off to go check out that recipe! I’ve got to know after hearing the story about them!

  7. Ann Measom says:

    Looking for this recipe along time. Just wish I had some of my mother’s and grandmother’s recipes.

  8. GrannyTo8Boys says:

    I love butter balls and what a great story. Thanks for the great giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  9. Paula Burgess says:

    Hi Julia .. That incredibly handsome picture of your grandfather looks exactly like one I have of my Dad. Got a very warm feeling when I saw it too!.
    As for these delicious cookies, they were a staple in my parents home during the holidays & have become one in my own home . So delicious and everyone scrambles for them. I have a very similar recipe that is hand written by my Mom too and I’m digging out all the favorite recipes for my annual homemade “goodie gifts” that friends and family look forward to. This recipe will surely be my first to bake. Merry Christmas!

  10. kristin says:

    Seriously delicious!

  11. What a beautiful treasure to have that recipe! I’d frame it or something – to keep it forever. Thanks for your recipe too, I’ll go check it out!

  12. Diane Souza says:

    I came across your recipe when I searched Butter Ball cookies on Pinterest. I have been unable
    To locate my late mother’s recipe. I think it is so special that you have a copy of the recipe in your grandfather’s handwriting. I hold dear the copies of my mother’s handwritten recipes. I can’t help but remember all the holidays we baked together and smile. Those were special times!
    So happy I came across your post.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  13. Sherry says:

    Does this recipe use all purpose or self rising flour? It is very difficult to read, and on the card it doesn’t say/

  14. Judy Kelly says:

    This are my husband rods very favorite cookies.
    It is always nice to try different Reciepes. Thank you for sharing
    Blessings JK

  15. Chrisanna Scharrer says:

    These LOOK amazing can not wait to make ,and try, and share !
    Please enter me in the give away!
    Thank you and Blessings!

  16. April says:

    Def going to try your special cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing it and for the nice giveaway. Plz include me in it!

  17. Brenda C says:

    There is nothing in the world more special than having a special treasure from family.

  18. Wonderful cookies, sorry you didn’t get a chance to meet this talented chef. So happy to know you can share your Grandfathers yummy butter ball cookies. I added them to my Christmas cookie board ( I invite you to add them to my Christmas Cookie linky party going on through Dec 20) I’m looking forward to your wonderful giveaway too xo

  19. You are so fortunate to have this handed down to you. I asked my mother, before she died, where all her recipes were. She said she threw them out since she didn’t cook much anymore. I wanted to cry — and I did when I got home. Cherish the recipe and the memories of making them for your family.

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