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Mocha Nut Balls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

4-1/2 dozen

"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
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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.

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