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Mocha Nut Balls Recipe

Mocha Nut Balls Recipe

"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 YIELD:54 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Mocha Nut Balls

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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"

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."

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."

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."

katlaydee3 147974
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

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

MY REVIEW 148254
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"To dry for me."

MY REVIEW 162767
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Crispy, dry cookie. YUMMY!"

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."

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."

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???"

cheesecakegirl 101770
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Some have mentioned they are dry.

Well, I think that's how they are meant to be.
Think of Mexican Wedding Cookies-they are "dry" too....these are just like them, but chocolate/coffee flavored. Fabulous!"

cheesecakegirl 117585
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Yum. Yum. Yum.

It's better to make these to give away...otherwise I eat them all myself."

dori2 147913
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"Coffee/chocolate flavored version of my favorite mexican wedding cookies..will be making these during the holidays...."

jewelleebee 94523
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"My new favorite cookie! All of my coffee loving family and friends love them!"

bumsmed62 101734
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"These are wonderful, if you had problems, you must use real butter, not margarine. They were gone in minutes last Chritmas and was asked for the recipe, maybe not for all especillay those who dont drink coffee."

katherinecooks 162765
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009

"I also made the mocha nut balls. These sounded so good! I love to bake - and also doubled the recipe. These turned out to be too dry, but greasy at the same time!! After one taste they went in the trash,along with all of the uncooked dough."

rbarton 67230
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"I found these cookies to be very crumbly and dry. I am an experienced cookie baker and followed the recipe exactly, so I don't know how my end product could be so different from the others who have commented. I had to throw mine out!!!"

cheesecakegirl 75629
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2009 Edited Sep. 26, 2010

"I DID double the recipe-Unfortunately, I ate most of them myself. So good!"

cleobo 147912
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"Janet was right, very addictive and OOOOOOO so good. Yes I should have doubled the recipe, but they are so quick and easy to make. Thanks for sharing this one goes in my recipe book and will be made over and over again!"

Kerry Amundson 162579
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"made these today "just to try" and my o my they were tastey! Thank you for sharing."

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