Mocha Pecan Balls

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbs instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups of favorite flour
  • 2 cups pecans, finely chopped


  1. Confectioners sugar
  2. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy in a mixer or food processor.
  3. Add vanilla, espresso, cocoa, and salt. Combine well. Add flour until just combined. Add nuts.
  4. Chill dough covered for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and arrange them on cookie sheets about an inch apart.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 min. or until just firm. Cool for 5 minutes on sheets. Toss in batches in a bowl of confectioners sugar.
  7. Cookies freeze well.

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