Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Last Monday I organized a cookie exchange and potluck for the families of the battery. I made Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookies and a Spinach Artichoke Ring. The cookies are perfect for the Christmas season.

Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 2 hr 27 min
Makes: Makes about 3-1/2 doz.

6 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/3 cup crushed candy canes

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until well blended after each addition. Add combined flour and baking powder; mix well. (Dough will be very soft.) Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

HEAT oven to 350°F. Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on greased baking sheets.

BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until tops are set. (Do not overbake.) Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy. Cool 1 min. on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

** I would recommend sprinkling the candy on a few minutes before the cookies are done rather than at the end.

1 comment:

Lemon Stand said...

OK, now my mouth is watering... :)