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Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies Recipe

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies Recipe

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, somewhat bittersweet and very chocolaty. I usually make them to share at get-togethers...otherwise, I'd eat them all myself! I'm always asked for the recipe. -Delaine Fortenberry, McComb, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:48 servings


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs 2 minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Refrigerate, covered, at least 3 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 350°. With lightly floured hands, shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set. Cool on pans 3 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 148 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"Unbelievably good!"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Excellent but I needed to cook them a little longer in my oven."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014 Edited Dec. 13, 2014

"I've been making these for about 18 years and adore them. They've won me huge ribbons in fairs and made me a very happy chocolate eater. Friends request them often and I'm known for my "serious chocolate cookies." I always use mini chocolate chips and am much happier with the results. They're absolutely wonderful and my favorite cookie ever!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014


Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"These are some of the best cookies! I make them every year for Christmas. I just made a batch but didn't have any confectioners sugar. I drizzled melted white almond bark on them instead. Wonderful!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"I've been making these for several years now. Every Christmas all my friends ask if I'm making them because they want them. I make them several times a year and they are always a big hit. I make them small because they are so rich."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"Very yummy, I made quite a few for a Christmas cookie swap and they went over very well."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"This is a family favorite that I must make every Christmas! It has an amazing, rich, intense, gooey, chocolate flavor best served warm."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"With this recipe i will never bake chocolate chips again...Love these"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"This recipe is too much trouble for me to make more than once a year. After chilling the mixture for three hours in the fridge, it was rock hard and broke a spoon. Forming the mixture into balls was not a pleasant experience. Even though I formed them into perfect balls, they still flattened in the oven.

Not worth the time."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"very good if you are wanting a chocolate fix"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"If you are looking to have a chocolate exclamation point in your Christmas cookie selection - this recipe is it! Kind of like molten chocolate lava cake in a cookie form. I omitted the powdered sugar dusting and think they taste better and less messy to eat (who needs evidence anyway?) This recipe ROCKS!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"I made these for my nephew Nick for Christmas but his whole family loved them. They are perfect for the chocoholic. Thank you!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"This delectable treat has been on my Christmas cookie tray every year for over a decade. And, it's not losing its place anytime soon! In fact, I am adding it to our Easter brunch menu this year."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"I made these at Christmas and my 18 year old son loved them. His birthday was last week and he has never been a cake lover so I made these cookies as his birthday treat. What a hit! I put candles on them and everyone loved them with a scoop of ice cream."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"So good for the real chocolate lover! The night I took these to the gathering I got asked for the recipe many times."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"I made these for our Christmas open house, everyone liked them. also used them for ny neighbors cookie trays and they wanted the recipe. Very good"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"These cookies are awesome! I make them every year for Christmas and get rave reviews."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"This is my chocoholic family's favorite cookie. Everyone I've served them to raves about them. These cookies have become my

"signature" cookies. Thank you so much!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

"These cookies are awesome! One batch is never enough because all my co-workers want them. They have become a family favorite, surpassing chocolate chip cookies!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2009

"I made these cookies at Christmas for my family and everyone loved them! The cookies are very rich, but incredibly delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"These are the BEST ever. Every time I make them, everybody wants the recipe. My husband isn't a big fan of chocolate, but request these all the time!!! EXCELLENT!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2008

"Did not care for these at all. My kids took one bite and would not finish them. Will not make again."

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