Chocolate Truffle Cookies

by Ala
2 dozen
30 min

These chocolate truffle cookies are a chocoholic’s dream come true! Deep, fudgy flavors meet incredible texture in this surprisingly light, easy-to-make dessert. You’ll find yourself easily inhaling one, two, or maybe even five!

So I happened to be reading the Wikipedia entry for the seven deadly sins the other day and realized at one point that I was making a mental checklist as I went…I’ve been known, for instance, to procrastinate going to bed because I’m too lazy to even get off the couch (sloth), and please never ask me about my utterly gorgeous Chris Hemsworth poster collection (lust).

My biggest sin by far, however, has always, always been gluttony. I’ve already inhaled three of these Chris-Hemsworth-level delicious Chocolate Truffle Cookies while writing this post, for heaven’s sake!

Unlike traditional cookies such as my favorite Chocoholic Bomb Cookies or these hybrid Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies, these Chocolate Truffle Cookies are surprisingly light and feature an amazing crackly top. Thanks to the whipped eggs in its batter, these cookies taste and feel like a chocolate cloud!

Their featherlight quality also means they’re perfect for satisfying a sweet craving without overindulgence. Of course, I’m typing these words even as I sink my teeth into Cookie number 5…

So are these cookies heavenly sent or downright sinful? You decide!

Recipe details
  • 2  dozen
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 1/2 cups + 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, separated
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Place 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 20-second increments, stirring between each interval, until chocolate/butter mixture is melted and smooth.
In a large mixing bowl, whip eggs and sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla and slightly cooled melted chocolate.
In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Fold gently into chocolate mixture, then fold in remaining 1 cup chocolate chips.
Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide dough into 1-inch balls, spaced 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, until cookies just begin to crackle on top. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Then indulge and enjoy!
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  • Helen Widhalm Boysun Helen Widhalm Boysun on Jul 18, 2021

    What do you do with the butter? I see nothing in the directions about putting it in.

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    • Gayle Heinz Gayle Heinz on Sep 01, 2023

      I'd add it in the batter

  • Lynn Lynn on Jul 19, 2021

    When do you add the 6 tablespoons of butter?

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    • Sha34059714 Sha34059714 on Jul 24, 2023

      Step 1