Mocha-Pecan Balls

Mocha-Pecan Balls
Yield: 4 dozen balls Prep 25 mins Chill 2 hrs or overnight Bake 375°F 15 mins per batch


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar

Make It

1. In large bowl, with electric mixer on medium, beat butter and sugar until mixture is fluffy. Beat in cocoa, espresso powder, vanilla, and salt until well-combined. Beat in flour until just combined, then pecans. Chill dough, covered, at least 2 hours, or overnight.

2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, and arrange 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake cookies 12 to 15 minutes, or until just firm; let cool 5 minutes on sheets. Toss warm cookies in powdered sugar, coating well.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 93, Fat, total (g): 7, carb. (g): 7, pro. (g): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.