Saturday, December 13, 2008

8 Weeks of Cookies - Chocolate Truffle Cookies

This is another cookie recipe from Matt's mom & a request from Matt for our Christmas cookie tray. 
Chocolate Truffle Cookies
These cookies are all about the chocolate. The original recipe called for semisweet chocolate chips but I decided to us bittersweet instead since we like the flavor better. Another change I made was to use 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate & 2 of bittersweet chocolate instead of all unsweetened because I made a mistake while shopping. I figured that since I was using bittersweet chocolate it would be ok & the cookies wouldn't turn out too sweet. 
Chocolate Truffle Cookies
These cookies are so rich & chocolaty, they do taste a lot like a truffle. They stay soft & moist even once cooled & remind me a lot of a brownie. I can see adding flavors to them like espresso or chile though they are pretty perfect just the way they are.

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

4 oz unsweetened chocolate squares (or mix it up like I did half bittersweet & half unsweetened)
2 cups chocolate chips (I used bittersweet)
1/3 c butter
3 eggs
1 c sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/2 c flour
2 T baking cocoa (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
powdered sugar

Melt the chocolate, 1 cup chocolate chips & butter together. Set aside & let cool for about 10 minutes.

Beat the eggs & sugar together until light about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla & melted chocolate mixture, beat until blended. Beat in the flour, cocoa, baking powder & salt until well combined. Stir in the remaining cup of chocolate chips. (The dough will seem very runny) Cover the mixing bowl & chill the dough for at least 3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Working with a small amount of the dough at a time, roll it into 1-inch balls. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until puffed up & set. Allow to cool for a couple minutes on the cookies sheet before moving to a rack to completely cool. Dust with powdered sugar.

Makes about 4 dozen (we got 51)
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19 comments:

Lisa said...

You are going to have one great cookie tray!

Peter M said...

I love that earthy, cocoa flavour in sweets...and I hear these travel well (wink-wink).

Foodycat said...

Those look amazing! I can't believe you have to come up with another 2 weeks of cookies! These are all so enticing.

Jen said...

These look so good! I can't wait till I'm done with finals and finally have time to do some backing.

While I'm leaving a comment-- I've got two questions for you all (I couldn't seem to find an email on the site). The first is-- how do you keep getting CSA deliveries even though it's winter? My CSA stopped with the first frost and I've been really jealous looking at your gorgeous boxes of veggies every week. Second question is- have you ever been to Hell's Kitchen in Minneapolis? I saw it written in Gourmet or Bon Appetite and Zach and are thinking of going when we're in town... Thanks.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I love cakey, chewy, brownie-like cookies -- and not too sweet and chocolate to boot. They look gorgeous!

Deborah said...

If they are like truffles or brownies, then I'm in love!

Katie Barlow said...

Mmmm....I LOVE chocolate and these look divine! come check out my christmas cookie list and my giveaway which ends today!

http://katiebarlow.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-christmas-cookie-list-and-giveaway.html

kat said...

Jen - Our CSA offered an extended plan which gives us deliveries through January. The farm has actually already harvested everything but we are getting vegetables that keep well when stored in sand or soil.
We haven't been to Hell's Kitchen but hear it is very good especially for breakfast. Its just the lines to get in are crazy!

Lori said...

Those cookies look so good. THey are just begging for a glass of milk.

Maris said...

These sound incredible! I want some of your cookie tray!

C.C. said...

I love these cookies. I usually add chopped walnuts and dried cranberries to them for the holidays. Looking forward to more recipes -- Thanks!

c.c.

Woman said...

Hey, dropping by from foodgwaker.com, your cookies look amazing! made me hungry in the middle of the night :)
anyways, got a question regarding the recipe.
just to make sure t = teaspoon, and T = tablespoon?

thanks!

kat said...

Woman - Yes, you are correct, t is teaspoon & T is tablespoon

Grace said...

mmm...this type of cookie is so rich, i'd like to think that one would satisfy me, but i know it's not true. :)

Jen said...

Thanks Kat-- I think we were planning to go for breakfast so we'll be sure to get there early. I hope you feel better soon.

Beth said...

My mouth is seriously watering. They look fantastic

Jude said...

They remind me a lot of crinkles with less sugar. Looks delicious.

viagra online said...

The first is-- how do you keep getting CSA deliveries even though it's winter? My CSA stopped with the first frost and I've been really jealous looking at your gorgeous boxes of veggies every week. Second question is- have you ever been to Hell's Kitchen in Minneapolis?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kat-- I think we were planning to go for breakfast so we'll be sure to get there early. I hope you feel better soon.

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