Mocha cinnamon balls

Yield: 54 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Sticks butter or margarine softened
½ cup Granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
⅓ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Instant espresso powder
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Salt
1¾ cup Flour
¾ cup Semisweet chocolate chips, miniature
1 cup Pecans or walnuts finely chopped
Powdered sugar

Recipe by: 365 Great Chocolate Desserts - ISBN 0-06-016537-5 Preparation Time: 0:43 1. Preheat oven to 325 F. In a large bowl, beat together butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium until creamy, about 2 mins. Beat in vanilla, cocoa, espresso powder, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Add flour; beat until blended.

Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. 2. Shape dough into 54 (1¼-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 16 to 18 mins. Remove to wire racks to let cool. While balls are warm, sift powdered sugar over tops. Store in airtight containers.

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