Truffle, chocolate-mint cookie

Photo by Lisa P.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

32

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

32

servings

Ingredients

  • Chocolate-Mint Truffle Cookies Recipe

  • Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

  • Yield: 32 Servings

  • 25

    10 35

  • Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup butter, cubed

  • 1

    cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/3

    cup sugar

  • 1/3

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/8

    teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/3

    cup baking cocoa

  • 1/4

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    package (4.6 ounces) mint Andes candies, chopped, divided

  • 2

    teaspoons shortening, divided

  • 1/2

    cup white baking chips

  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, sprinkles and crushed candy canes

Directions

Directions In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in the egg, sugars and extracts. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Fold in 3/4 cup Andes candies. Roll rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until tops appear slightly dry. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. In a microwave, melt 1 teaspoon shortening and remaining chocolate chips and Andes candies; stir until smooth. Melt white baking chips and remaining shortening in a microwave at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip half of the cookies in melted chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Dip remaining cookies in melted baking chip mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on wax paper. Immediately sprinkle with toppings of your choice. Let stand until set. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

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