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Chocolate-Mint Truffle Cookies Recipe

Chocolate-Mint Truffle Cookies Recipe

These truffle-like cookies will wow guests at any holiday gathering and steal the show on the dessert table. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (4.6 ounces) mint Andes candies, chopped, divided
  • 2 teaspoons shortening, divided
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, sprinkles and crushed candy canes


  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in the egg, sugars and extracts. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Fold in 3/4 cup Andes candies.
  • 2. Roll rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until tops appear slightly dry. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt 1 teaspoon shortening and remaining chocolate chips and Andes candies; stir until smooth. Melt white baking chips and remaining shortening in a microwave at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  • 4. Dip half of the cookies in melted chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Dip remaining cookies in melted baking chip mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on wax paper. Immediately sprinkle with toppings of your choice. Let stand until set. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 112 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fat

Reviews for Chocolate-Mint Truffle Cookies

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"I am a chocolate lover, but these were even "too much" for me :(

Will not make these again."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"These are delicious. I didn't make any changes to the recipe. My son asks for them at Christmas time. They got great reviews at a Christmas party last year too."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I made them just last week and gotta make more already! So good!!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Absolutely delish!

The one change I made because the cookies came out sooooo sweet, wa to dust the cookies after baking and while warm with a combination of white confectioners sugar and baking cocoa. Not as festive in appearance but still entirely delicious."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"Wow! These were good! I doubled the batch and made them for my cookie exchange. I'm going to make them again for our Christmas open house party. They are not only great to eat but very pretty."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"Very good, smelled so good while cooking that i had to refrain from eating them!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"This is going into my Christmas Cookie file for future use--wonderful cookie"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"I've got to try these they look so good"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"I live in MD, and they turned out flat here too. I wasn't sure they were done, either, because they seemed quite mooshy on the inside. Maybe it was the candy, but I did leave them in a little longer. Also, I was trying for a GS Thin Mint look, so i started with only TSP size drops. Despite going flat and not looking like the recipe, they were more in line with what I was looking for. Haven't dipped them yet...that's this morning's project. Also, I'd skip the andes and just go with more mint extract if I were going to make this easier next time."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I know this was almost a year ago that you posted this and I didnt see any responses.  When I first moved to Colorado I didn't take into consideration the altitude so did not adjust my recipe and all of my cookies came out flat too.

 That's the only reason I can think of that they would be flat!  That's my 2 cents. 
 Good Luck!!!

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"I just made these cookies and was very disapointed because they turned out completely flat, what did I do wrong?"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"These were easy to make and absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"Great taste and easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"These candies taste absolutely delicious and will definitely be made for Christmas for my family. I love them and so does my family."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I have made these cookies twice now. They are so delicious. Everyone raved over them when I took them to a church potluck and I'm getting ready to take them to a cookie exchange this evening."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"OMG, this is probably the BEST cooklie I have made in years!! I double the batch so I did not have enough Andes. I used chocolate chips to make up the difference then substituted peppermint forthe lack of andres for the chocolate coating, they are great."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

" bump"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

" Could you copy/paste the recipe, please.  Says it is only for subscribers and I can't subscribe because we live in two locations throughout the year. Mail forwarding is atrocious.  They sound delicious....THANKS!"

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