Cocoa Balls


1 ¼ cups butter or half shortening
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups flour1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups finely chopped pecans
Confectioner’s sugar


Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add sifted flour, salt, cocoa, and nuts and mix well. Chill for several hours. Form into small balls and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes on greased cookie sheets. When cool, roll in confectioner’s sugar.

Recipe Yield

Makes about 8 - 9 dozen cookies 1x

Cookie Category:  Molded or Shaped

Difficulty: ★ ★ ☆ ☆