Mocha Butterball Cookies

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      Mocha Butterball Cookies
      1 cup butter, softened
      1/2 cup granulated sugar
      2 tsp vanilla extract
      2 tsp instant coffee powder
      1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
      1 3/4 cups flour, sift before measuring
      1/2 tsp salt
      2 cups finely chopped pecans
      sifted powdered sugar for decorating the cooled cookies
      Heat the oven to 325°.
      Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until light. Add coffee powder, cocoa, flour, salt, and finely chopped pecans. Mix well.
      Shape into 1-in balls.

      Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 min. Cool then roll in sifted powdered sugar.
      Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
      If desired, freeze the shaped cookies on a cookie sheet in a single layer, then put the frozen dough balls in a bag and freeze for up to 3 mon.

      Be sure to place a note in the bag with baking directions. Thaw before baking.
      sewing smilie

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