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Cocoa Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ellen Wagner
Added: Monday, January 24, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 sticks unsalted butter
2/3 C Confectioners sugar
1 3/4 C sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
6 T Cocoa Powder
Lg. pinch ground cinnamon
1 T vanilla extract
1 C Chopped blanhed almonds, lightly toasted
2 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugar. Sift in flour, salt, cocoa, cinnamon. Add the vanilla and almonds and stir well. Shape dough into a ball.
To assure uniformity of size, divide the dough and cut it into quarters, then cut each quarter into 12 pieces. Take up a large marble-sized portion of dough and roll it briefly between your palms until a perfect ball has formed. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving about 3/4 inch between each cookie.
Bake for 12- 14 minutes. The cookies should not brown on the bottom. Turn the tray if you have a known hot spot in oven. The cookies will feel slightly soft still, but remove them from the try to cool on a rack where they will soon form a crisp exterior.For a decorative touch, drizzle melted chocolate over.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I didn't divide the dough into equal portions and I think I made them a little smaller because I cooked them for 10 min (and I think they were a little on the dry side.

 

 

 

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