Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mocha Nut Balls taste of home

Day 8 of our 12 Days of Cookies are for these delicious Mocha Nut Balls, which I got from a Taste of Home cookie book recently. They're addictive, you may want to consider making a double batch! Enjoy!

MOCHA NUT BALLS

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp. instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa and coffee granules; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 14-16 minutes or until firm. Cool on pans for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar.

Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies

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