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Truffle Cookies Recipe

Truffle Cookies

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"These are fabulous! I have no idea where I got this recipe from, but we've been baking them for years! When the cookies are done, dip the tops into chocolate icing. Chocolate Frosting can be found here on"

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  1. Heat 6 oz chocolate in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons margarine, the half and half and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered about 30 minutes, until set.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Mix 1/2 cup margarine, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, the vanilla and 1 oz chocolate. Work in flour and salt until dough holds together. (If dough is dry, mix in 1 or 2 tablespoons milk). Mold portions of dough around frozen chocolate balls to form 1 1/2 inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set but not browned. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

They weren't quite sweet enough for my taste testers, otherwise they'd have been a "5". I used half semi-sweet chocolate the next time and everybody loved them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 18, 2010

these are not even cookies!!! but here is how you make them turn out good! ok after you put the chocolate and butter and half and half then you out it in a bowl and put it on ice. then after you think it is hard enough to shape then you do shape and put them in the freezer. then you do the next step and do the same thing! i hope this was helpful for the people who didn't get it!!


8 Ratings

Jan 03, 2007

Anyway, I just made these the other night. The inside came out ok once it was frozen for 30 mins. However, using unsweeted chocolate makes these SO rich and a little bitter. I recommend semi-sweet and cutting back on the butter and sugar you mix in. The dough itself failed and ended up spreading like crazy. When they came out of the oven, they looked like fried eggs, round in the middle and flat all around. It's a nice thought, but I have no idea how anyone can execute this recipe properly.

Aug 29, 2002

This recipe must be missing something since I tried it and could not shape the mixture into balls it was way too liquidy! How disappointing to waste 6 oz of chocolate!

Mar 07, 2011

First of all, there HAS to be some steps missing in this recipe! Despite the bad reviews I thought I would try them anyway. I made some adjustments based on the other reviews. For the middle truffle I used 3 squares of unsweetened and 3 squares of semi-sweet chocolate. I put the pot I made the truffle mixture in into a bowl of ice. As the mixture stiffened, I used a spoon to "scoop" out a ball of it (like you would scoop ice cream). You absolutely cannot shape this stuff with your hands as it melts immediately! A melon-baller might work well, but I did not think of it at the time. After I had the balls (they never really became ball-shaped) I froze them and made the outside dough. Again, as I tried to shape the dough around the truffle balls it all started to melt. You have to work quickly and things get real messy real fast. They came out very rich tasting, but so not worth the trouble! There is a recipe on here that I have used for years that uses a Hersheys kiss in the middle of a chocolate chip cookie dough and you make balls with it just like this. It is much easier and tastes better, and you can put whatever you want in the middle of the cookie (any chocolate candy or even a caramel). I highly recommend that recipe over this one. I did not have the trouble of the dough spreading too much while they baked, though they did flatten some.

Jan 25, 2011

I don't know why people are giving it such low reviews. These are melt in your mouth amazing cookies and they last a matter of hours in our house, not days.

May 29, 2013

No one in my family would eat them, they were sooo bitter it was disgusting! I gave them to a charity dinner and helped no one ate them they taste awful. Sorry whoever made them this is not that good. Again sorry


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  • Calories
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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