Mocha Butter Balls Recipe

The mocha butter balls recipe combines cocoa and espresso to give this cookie a distinctive look and taste!


1/2 prepared basic butter cookie dough, room temperature
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1 cup finely chopped walnuts

2 cups powdered sugar

Large bowl
Small bowl
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, combine all ingredients except powdered sugar until just combined.
Step 3: Form dough into 1-inch balls and arrange 3/4 inch apart on baking sheets.
Step 4: Bake for 18 minutes or until cookies are firm and just begin to turn golden. Let cookies set for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Put enough powdered sugar to fill a small bowl. After five minutes of cooling, roll each ball in sugar to coat and place on cooling surface.

Makes about 6 dozen balls.