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Mocha Nut Balls

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

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

Reviews

Average Rating: 4.47619
  • Lindsay
    Dec 7, 2019
    We make these every Christmas. I eat most of the batch myself every Christmas. They are so delicious. They're a tad bitter, or unsweet, due to the coffee...but the powdered sugar on the outside balances it so perfectly that you have to keep eating them. Please save me.
  • ahmom
    Dec 16, 2015

    my husband loved these

    did not make 4 1/2 dozen

  • SFMarkon
    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
    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
    Sep 26, 2010

    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
    Dec 27, 2011

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

  • Dec 20, 2011

    To dry for me.

  • Dec 12, 2011

    Crispy, dry cookie. YUMMY!

  • LeLimey
    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
    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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