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Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD: about 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


  • 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, until firm enough to handle, at least 3 hours.
  • 3. 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 Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • Claudia
    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!

  • Shirley
    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.

  • chand002
    Jul 11, 2015

    Unbelievably good!

  • DebbieT
    Feb 18, 2015

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

  • Spotted-Doe
    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
    Dec 31, 1969


  • woobie49
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    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
    Feb 8, 2012

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

  • stolodziecki
    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.

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