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    Mexican Hot Chocolate Balls

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    35 mins

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    20 mins

    Michelle Berteig's Note:

    My sister made these for Christmas this year and they are really good! The recipe came from a magazine. These cookies are tender and crumbly, like Mexican Wedding Cakes, and are very chocolaty with a hint of cinnamon.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325°F.
    2. 2
      Beat butter in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add in 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of the cocoa powder, and the vanilla and mix until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
    3. 3
      Add in as much flour as you can while using the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon and the pecans.
    4. 4
      Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely.
    5. 5
      Combine the remaining 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll the cooled cookies in this mixture.
    6. 6
      Store in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container. Cookies can also be frozen for up to 3 months, thaw before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 07, 2013

      55

      I made these for Christmas this year and loved them! They taste even better after they age a few days. I also re-rolled my cookies in the sugar mix later on. The only thing I did differently was to add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the bottom of my cup when measuring the flour. It makes the cookies more tender and we prefer them that way. Also toasted my pecans. Yummy!

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    • on December 23, 2009

      55

      These were very tasty! Similar to a Mexican wedding cake cookie, only chocolate. And everything is better in chocolate :D Thanks for sharing! Sent for the Holiday Cookie Exchange 2009

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    • on December 02, 2009

      55

      I submitted the recipe to my local newspaper for their Christmas cookie issue and they were 1 of 25 selected to be printed in the December 2nd Food Section. You know they have got to be delish!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Hot Chocolate Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (16 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 83.1
     
    Calories from Fat 50
    61%
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    13%
    Cholesterol 10.1 mg
    3%
    Sodium 27.5 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.9 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 3.1 g
    12%
    Protein 0.9 g
    1%

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