Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1/3 cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large 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
- In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes.
- 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, until firm enough to handle, at least 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350°. With lightly floured hands, shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until lightly puffed and set, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 148 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Nov 16, 2019
Has anyone tried freezing the dough balls?
Dec 16, 2017
I followed the recipe exactly except that i used mini chocolate chips like someone had suggested and they came out great. They are very rich. They taste just like a molten lava cake. If you are a chocolate lover these are for you!
Dec 4, 2017
Not sure what happened, I double checked the recipe, but they came out like cow pies,good if you live on a farm. They tasted great but they looked nasty, they spread all over the pan and need more baking time. Any suggestions.
Jul 11, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
Excellent but I needed to cook them a little longer in my oven.
Dec 11, 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!
Jan 5, 2014
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!
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.
Feb 8, 2012
Very yummy, I made quite a few for a Christmas cookie swap and they went over very well.