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Mocha Pecan Balls Mix in a Jar

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups pecans, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Layer the ingredients in a quart-size jar, packing down well between layers.
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Mocha Pecan Balls

Cream 1 cup of softened unsalted butter. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and contents of jar. Combine well. Chill dough covered for 2 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until just firm. Cool for 5 minutes on sheets. Toss in batches into a bowl of confectioners sugar. These cookies freeze well.

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