Friday, June 23, 2006

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

These cookies have quite a reputation and have been given many nicknames over the years...

Heroin cookies
the best cookies ever
Chocolate crack
OMG-I-think-I-Am-In-Heaven cookies

I don't think any more words are needed to describe these, but I will say that I enjoy this cookie with a glass of red wine over milk...

4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided -or-
1 cup regular chips (for melting) and 1 cup mini chips (for in cookies)
1/3 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of chocolate chips, and butter in the microwave. Cool for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs for 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Remove about 1 cup of dough. With lightly floured hands, roll into 1” balls. Please on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set. Cool on pan for 3-4 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


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