Mocha Nut Balls Recipe
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Mocha Nut Balls Recipe

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"These tender, flavorfufl cookies are so addictive, I always know I have to make a double batch. The family demands it!" Janet Sullivan, Buffalo, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 69 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa and coffee granules; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in pecans. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake 14-16 minutes or until set. Cool on pans 1-2 minutes. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Mocha Nut Balls in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p56

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 69 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"What a fun cookie - Great flavor - Easy to make - A real crowd pleaser! I did follow others' suggestions of making sure the nuts were roasted so they have enhanced flavor and to dissolve the instant coffee in a little water before adding it to the butter mixture."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"What a fun cookie - Great flavor - Easy to make - A real crowd pleaser!I did follow others' suggestions of making sure the nuts were roasted so they have enhanced flavor and to dissolve the instant coffee in a little water before adding it to the butter mixture."

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"Can't wait to make these this Christmas! They are a chocolate/coffee version of the traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies.They are dry, but that's how these kind of cookies are supposed to be."

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Really good, not too sweet. I don't think kids would like them, more of an adult taste."

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"To dry for me."

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