Don’t underestimate them.
They might look a little Plain Jane on the outside but inside they’re stuffed with a mint chocolate truffle that stays rich and creamy long after these cookies are baked.
Everyone loves food with a filling, right?
Think Boston Cream doughnuts. (Yes, doughnuts. I refuse to jump on the donut train. It’s also cheque, and not check.)
Filling just makes things better.
So instead of the odd chocolate chip here and there, I stuffed this cookies with a mint chocolate truffle. You could always leave out the mint extract if you want, but I love mint and chocolate together.
I mean, I want chocolate all the time. So basically my question is, how can I make chocolate Christmasy?
And so there you have it. Another mint chocolate cookie. I hope you’re not upset.
If you are, I’ll have to console myself by eating the whole batch and trying not to shed any tears.
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Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookies
For the truffles:
- 1 1/3 cups dark chocolate you can use milk if you prefer
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2-3 tsp mint extract depending on your tastes — you can also omit
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
For the cookies:
- 1 cup butter room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour I’m running out of whole wheat flour, so I used only ½ cup whole wheat and the rest all-purpose
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar optional
- Truffles:In a medium pan, heat the cream over medium heat until it just comes to a simmer. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate, whisking until smooth. (I like to do this in the hot pan, because I find otherwise the cream cools too much. If you need to place the pan back on the hot element to finish melting the chocolate, do so)
- Stir in the mint extract if using. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Cookie dough:In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until creamy, a good 2-3 minutes.
- Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined.
- Add flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda and mix until combined.
- Refrigerate at least 1-2 hours.
- Assembly:Scoop out 1 tsp of truffle mixture, rolling in cocoa to help create a smooth ball, about ½” thick. Continue until truffles are done and place on a plate in the fridge until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Scoop your cookie dough as you would normally. Press your thumb into the middle to create a place for your truffle. Place a truffle in the middle and wrap the cookie dough completely around the truffle – you don’t want it to leak out! Continue until all truffles are used*. Roll cookie balls in powdered sugar, if using.
- Place on lightly greased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 8-9 minutes, until just set. (Baking time will depend on the size of your cookie — mine were baked 9 minutes)
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Mandee Thomas says
Looking at these pretty much just made my day! Can’t wait to try making them, I’m a sucker for mint ^_^ I love this so much that I’ll be featuring it at tomorrow’s Create & Share link up! Hope to see you there 🙂 (7:00 PM MST) https://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much Mandee!
Judging by the photos, these cookies must taste like heaven 🙂 But whenever I’m making dark cookies like that, I use pureed avocado instead of butter – this way my dessert is much healther and the taste doesn’t really change. You can find more info on such substituting here: https://www.listonic.com/protips/get/wkjxpnhqje
Anyways, thanks for this mouth-watering recipe. Best wishes
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
definitely craving one of these cookies right now.. definitely loving the sound of a chocolate and mint truffle flavour!
Thanks Thalia! One of my favorite combinations 🙂
Aimee @ Like mother like daughter says
oh my goodness these look so good, and stuffed with a homemade mint truffle? I need them now! And your no bake mint chocolate cookies look amazing too. Yum!
Thanks Aimee! I have to say, they were pretty fantastic!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
Any cookie that is stuffed with something awesome is a friend of mine! That is, until I eat them. 😉 What an awesome idea to stuff these cookies with a truffle! 😀 YUM.
Thanks Jess! More chocolate is always better, right?
Nicola - Pink Recipe Box says
I know we’re not even into autumn yet, but I’m already planning on making these for Christmas this year! Pinning for sure 🙂
Thanks Nicola! I think I’m going to have to make another too!
Shashi @ runninsrilankan says
Oh good gosh – that melty dreamy chocolate has me spellbound!
Tell me about it Shashi…. I have to admit, all 3 dozen are already gone!