Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies Recipe
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Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies Recipe

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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
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Chocolate Truffle Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p29

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chand002 User ID: 3610678 229383
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"Unbelievably good!"

DebbieT User ID: 221944 220834
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

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

Spotted-Doe User ID: 5667848 214647
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!"

Donna9299 User ID: 7520323 202471
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014


woobie49 User ID: 5064564 25813
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!"

paulabakes User ID: 436033 52041
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."

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 45317
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

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

stolodziecki User ID: 1703656 16143
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."

tsmithdavis User ID: 1010822 45312
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

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

takingxoverxme User ID: 6405047 21125
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."

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