German Christmas Nougatkugeln (Nougat Balls)
These make a great addition to the Christmas cookie tray. I usually add about a tablespoon rum (reducing the coffee) and serve them to my adult friends for evening get-togethers.
Other variations: substitute 1 cup finely ground unblanched almonds for the hazelnuts. Or substitute 1 cup semisweet chocolate or imported truffle chocolate, ground medium-fine, for the nuts.