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Mexican Fiesta Balls




  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat butter until light; gradually add sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla extract and beat to blend well.
  4. Sift together flour, cocoa, coffee powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. Blend in pecans and cherries; chill until easy to handle.
  6. Shape dough into balls 1-inch in diameter and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove cookies to cooling racks and, while warm, roll in confectioners' sugar.

Yield: 5 dozen


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