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Mocha Nut Balls

 Mocha Nut Balls
"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
54 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.