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Cocoa Wedding Cakes

Nutritional Information
(per serving)

Calories80
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium--
Total Carbohydrate8g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars--
Protein1g
Calcium--
Cocoa Wedding Cakes

Rita Maas

Prep Time: 45 min

Cook Time: 16 min

Oven Temp: 325

Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) pecans
  • 1 3/4 cup(s) confectioners' sugar 
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  • 1 cup(s) (2 sticks) butter, cold, cut up (no substitutions)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract 
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  • 1 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour 
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  • 1/3 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup(s) semisweet chocolate mini-chips
 
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse pecans with 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until pecans are finely ground. Add butter and vanilla and process until smooth, occasionally stopping processor to scrape side with rubber spatula. Add flour and cocoa and pulse until evenly mixed. Add chocolate chips; pulse just until combined.
  3. With floured hands, shape dough by rounded measuring teaspoons into 1-inch balls. Place balls, 1 inch apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  4. Bake cookies 16 to 18 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool slightly.
  5. Sift remaining 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar onto waxed paper. While cookies are still warm, roll in sugar to coat; return to wire rack to cool completely. When cool, gently roll cookies in sugar again. Repeat with remaining dough and sugar. Store cookies in tightly covered container at room temperature up to 2 weeks, or in freezer up to 3 months.