2 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 Cup butter (softened)
1/3 Sifted powdered sugar
2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Cups all purpose flour
1 Cup finely chopped pecans
Sifted powdered sugar
Crush coffee granules into a fine powder, using back of a spoon: set coffee powder aside. Beat butter at medium speed until creamy; gradually add 1/3 cup powdered sugar, beating well. Add coffee powder, vanilla, flour, and pecans, mixing until blended. Cover and chill at least one hour. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls; place on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks and cool 10 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar; then cool completely on wire racks. Roll in powdered sugar again if desired. Yield: 3 1/2 dozen.
These are self trimming cookies that are moist and chewy. We make dozens and freeze them before the holidays. They can then be taken out of the freezer as needed. Fresh homemade cookies are minutes away! This recipe came from a high school classmate, Sherry!