Viennese Coffee Balls

INGREDIENTS

2 cups crushed Walkers Shortbread cookies

1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 cup finely chopped nuts

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals or instant espresso powder

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 to 5 tablespoons brewed espresso or strong coffee, or water

1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

Sifted powdered sugar (optional)

DIRECTIONS

In a large mixing bowl combine crushed cookies, powdered sugar, nuts, cocoa powder, coffee crystals, and cinnamon. Add brewed espresso, coffee or water, using just enough to moisten.

Form into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll generously in the 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Place on a sheet of waxed paper and let stand until dry (about 1 hour). Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Before serving, roll again in powdered sugar, if desired.

Makes about 30 cookies.

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