Tuesday, February 8, 2011

International Chocolate Day – Chocolate Truffle Cookies

This past Sunday, my sweet friend Becky W. reminded me that it was International Chocolate Day.   And if you know me, then you know that there is no way that I would ever pass up celebrating such an important day.  So I went searching on my favorite recipe website – AllRecipes.com – to find the perfect chocolaty treat to celebrate with.  And I definitely found a winner!
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Chocolate Truffle Cookies
A thin veneer of crispness on the outside and soft creaminess on the inside. Delicious.  But these are only for true chocolate lovers because they have enough chocolate in them to kill some people :)
To make them you will need:
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate (60% cocoa or higher)
1 cup mini chocolate chips
6 Tbsp butter
3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup mini chocolate chips
In a microwave safe bowl, melt bittersweet chocolate, 1 cup chocolate chips, and 6 Tbsp of butter.  I like to melt mine for 30 seconds, stir, melt again for 30 seconds, stir, and so on until all of the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.  In a separate bowl whip the 3 eggs and the sugar until well blended.  Add vanilla and melted chocolate.   Blend well.  In a small bowl mix together flower, cocoa, salt, and baking powder.  Add to the egg/chocolate mixture.  Do not over mix.  Just blend until it is all smooth.  Then fold in the other cup of mini-chocolate chips.
Place in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.  Preheat oven to 350.  Form dough into 1 inch balls and place on parchment paper covered cookie sheet.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  Do not over cook.  You want them to be soft in the middle.
And then enjoy!  They are so yummy!
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3 comments:

Casey Gentle said...

Looks like a delicious celebration!

Cassie said...

I'm going to have to try these. I ♥ all things chocolatey and yummy.

Lisa said...

Yum, your description of these cookies alone makes them sound great. Then, of course, your pictures seal the deal. Delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html