Cocoa Butter Balls

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  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon water or coffee
  • 1/2 tablespoon rum
  • 1/2 cup nuts, your choice (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (or more, if desired)
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Cream butter and granulated sugar.
  2. Mix cocoa powder and coffee or water, and add to butter mixture.
  3. Mix rum, nuts and oatmeal, adding more oatmeal if mixture is too loose, and add to previous mixture.
  4. Chill batter to point it can be worked.
  5. Form into quarter-size (about 1-inch) balls, roll in powdered sugar and serve.

Yield: about two dozen cookies

Posted by Tiffany at Recipe Goldmine 11/28/2001 8:39 am.