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Cocoa-Nut Cookies

Yield about 3 1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Dutch Process cocoa
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, beating well. Add flour and cocoa to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended. Fold in pecans.

  2. Shape into 1/2-inch balls; place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes; cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar.

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