Italian Chocolate Balls (Tuttu Balls)

Sam Scopellite

"Delicious round chocolate Italian cookies. Store cookies in a sealed can or cookie jars."
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1 h 45 m servings 239 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings


  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 34g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spread almonds onto a baking sheet.
  2. Bake almonds until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and cool almonds slightly; chop.
  3. Sift flour 2 times. Mix cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together with flour in a bowl. Beat white sugar, shortening, and eggs together in a separate bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  4. Mix creamed mixture into flour mixture. Add almonds, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract to flour mixture and mix well using your hands or a large spoon until dough holds together and is smooth. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven until bottoms are slightly brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Stir confectioners' sugar and almond extract together in a bowl; add enough water to make a thin frosting. Roll cookies in the frosting and place on a wire rack to dry.

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