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Mocha-Cherry Balls

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Cook Time: 20 Min

Yield: 5 Servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 C. Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee crystals
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 C. chopped maraschino cherries
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. BEAT shortening, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa powder, coffee crystals and salt. Gradually beat dry ingredients into shortening mixture. Stir in nuts and cherries. Chill dough 1 to 2 hours.
  2. HEAT oven to 325ºF. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls using 2 tsp. dough for each. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. BAKE 20 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Place on wire rack to cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar when cool.

Mocha-Cherry Balls

mocha-cherry-balls

Cook Time: 20 Min

Yield: 5 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 C. Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee crystals
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 C. chopped maraschino cherries
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. BEAT shortening, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa powder, coffee crystals and salt. Gradually beat dry ingredients into shortening mixture. Stir in nuts and cherries. Chill dough 1 to 2 hours.
  2. HEAT oven to 325ºF. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls using 2 tsp. dough for each. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. BAKE 20 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Place on wire rack to cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar when cool.

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