Mocha-Pecan Butter Balls Recipe

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Mocha-Pecan Butter Balls Recipe

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When I was a little girl, one of my mother's co-workers would bring tins of assorted Christmas cookies for my sister and me. These were the ones I reached for first.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, drink mix, sugar and coffee granules. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until firm. Cool on pan for 1-2 minutes. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Mocha-Pecan Butter Balls in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p65

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 172 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 2/3 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, drink mix, sugar and coffee granules. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until firm. Cool on pan for 1-2 minutes. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Mocha-Pecan Butter Balls in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p65

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