Cherry Mocha Balls
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 6 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 2/3 cup chopped red candied cherries
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, coffee granules and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in pecans and cherries. If necessary, cover and refrigerate dough until firm enough to shape.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool completely on wire racks. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
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Jul 19, 2009
These are really good, I didn't have candied cherries so I used maraschino cherries and they were excellent!
Oct 26, 2008
These are a nice addition to my holiday baking. They are not as sweet as most Christmas treats, but so good!