Mocha Balls

This recipe is a personal favorite of mine.  As a child, my Omi would always sneak me a “bedtime snack” after dinner, dessert, and even brushing my teeth.  To this day, I find these little cookies irresistible.

In order to create an ‘About Me‘ for this blog, I invited my good friend and photographer Joshua Lawrence over to get some shots of me in the kitchen (and of course to munch on cookies).

Mocha Balls - A Pat & A Pinch

Mocha Balls

1 c. soft butter

1/2 c. sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. instant coffee

1 tbsp. hot water

1 3/4 c. flour

1/4 c. cocoa

1/2 tsp. salt

2 c. pecans, finely chopped

icing sugar

Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla together until fluffy.  Dissolve coffee in hot water and stir into butter mixture.  Sift dry ingredients into mixture.  Add chopped pecans and stir to blend well.  Shape into 1″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 325F for 15 minutes or until set.  Roll balls in icing sugar while still slightly warm.

Mocha Balls - A Pat & A Pinch

Mocha Balls - A Pat & A Pinch

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