Kind of like a chocolate shortbread…
Kind of like a mocha that melts in your mouth….
I wasn’t sure about trying these unknown cookies. They aren’t like a standard recipe of chocolate chip cookies, you know? But I’m glad I did! They might even be make-again’s. But it’s more fun to try a new recipe than to make one again! I hope you’ll try them out – because you’ll like them! I mean, if you get any cookies made. The dough is really good.
Mocha Nut Balls
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 T. instant coffee granules
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, and coffee granules; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 325 for 14-16 minutes or until firm. Cool on pans for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Roll warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar.
Yield: 4-1/2 dozen cookies