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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 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: 69 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 fat.

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


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ahmom 215115
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014 Edited Dec. 16, 2015

"my husband loved these

did not make 4 1/2 dozen"

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SFMarkon 164020
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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SFMarkon 95279
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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cheesecakegirl 94542
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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katlaydee3 147974
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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scottie@embarqmail.com 148254
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"To dry for me."

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Ang5565@aol.com 162767
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Crispy, dry cookie. YUMMY!"

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LeLimey 163866
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"I was afraid these were going to be dry - and I really don't like mexican wedding cookies so I made these at the request of a friend with a heavy heart.

Oh boy did I get a shock! To be honest, I didn't even want to try one to taste, I only did because she said I HAD to - and the look of bliss on her face made me steel myself and take one.. they are delicious. Not dry at all but the densest richest flavour and totally addictive.
If you also don't like mexican wedding cookies and aren't the worlds biggest chocolate fan.. oh boy are you in for a shock! I can't wait to make them again. They are absolutely on my Christmas gift list."

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carrie carney 117588
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"I have made these before and I think they are very good. Yes- sort of like a mexican wedding cookie for sure except I like better."

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Kerry Amundson 208604
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"I reviewed this recipe almost two years ago and made them again today (well, I've made them a few times) but this time the pecans I used were the Cinnamon Coffee Pecans that I found the recipe for on one of the TOH forums (don't remember which one). That made the recipe even more coffee-y (is that a word?) These are going to be served at a holiday open house. Who doesn't like coffee and chocolate???"

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