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Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

These are rich, gooey, chocolate filled bites of heaven.
Course Dessert
Servings 18 cookies
Author Joy Wilson (Joy the Baker) from Homemade Decadence


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder this can be been somewhat hard to find, you can substitute Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder which is a blend of natural and Dutch processed cocoas-this has worked fine for us
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup 3 ounces chopped dark chocolate (we have used both 70% and 72% cacao chocolate bars-both have worked well)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar you can likely get away with less of this as this is just to roll the cookies in


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl ,combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Chop the room temperature butter into small pieces and rub into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Mix in the chopped dark chocolate.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and vanilla.
  6. Pour the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture and mix until moistened.
  7. Press the dough into a ball (you'll have to get your hands dirty here if you haven't already).
  8. Wrap the ball of dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  9. Put the confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl.
  10. Using a tablespoon, form balls of the refrigerated chocolate mixture.
  11. Roll the ball in the confectioners' sugar.
  12. Place the sugar covered ball on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  13. Repeat with the remaining chocolate mixture, rolling in confectioners' sugar before placing on baking sheet.
  14. Bake about 10 minutes leaving the cookies just a bit undercooked on the insides.
  15. Cool on the pan for a few minutes before finishing cooling on a cooling rack.
  16. These are fabulous served warm, and almost just as good eaten over the next 4 days (store in an airtight container).