Monday, December 27, 2010
Chocolate Truffle Cookies
I was browsing my favorite food blogs recently when I came across this on Baking Bites. I knew immediately this was my kind of cookie. Chocolate, with more chocolate and then even more chocolate. Mmmmm. I made up a batch on Christmas Eve to take to my aunt's house along with the other cookies that I normally bring. I'm so glad I did.
If you are a chocolate person, these cookies are for you! A rich flavor and fudgy truffle like texture. It's like brownie, meets cookie, meets truffle. Good stuff!
The dough gets rolled out in 1 inch balls and then coated in unsweetened cocoa powder.
Then bake for 10-11 minutes (the recipe calls for 10 but 11 worked for me). They will look just barely set when you take them out.
Once cooled they get a dip in powdered sugar. I also added a sprinkle of cocoa powder to distinguish them from the pecan short breads (mexican wedding cookies) that were also on my cookie tray. But I would leave off the cocoa powder next time. I like the clean look of the powdered sugar.
They were a hit with the family and will be moving into the annual Christmas cookie rotation. To get the recipe check out Baking Bites.