Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies05.03.14
When I was around 7 years old, I was at some sort of party with my parents . Being a young child, I didn’t care much for conversation, I was there for the treats! I remember seeing the dessert table and this beautiful ball of chocolate dusted in a brown powder that I assumed was something like a chocolate powdered sugar. As I reached for the gorgeous dessert my eye widened with excitement! As I tasted what I thought was going to be this chocolate piece of heaven, I soon realized that it was not so. It was so bitter and I was ready to spit it out right then and there, until I bit into the delicious moist center. I found the bit of Heaven that I was so desperately searching for, and that was my first experience with a TRUFFLE!
As you may be figured out, the “chocolate powdered sugar” was in fact cocoa powder, not the yummiest thing in the world for a 7 year old to eat, but I can appreciate the bitter sweet flavor now. And that is exactly how I would describe these yummy chocolatey cookies! They have quite a bit a cocoa, so that balances out the sugary sweetness that you might expect from a cookie, but it is paired perfectly with the mint chips! Enjoy!
Chocolate Mine Truffle Cookies:
- 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 and 1/4 cups of mint chips
First, cream together the softened butter, both sugars and the egg. After they have reached a smooth consistency, add the vanilla and the salt. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. Slowly add in the flour mixture to the creamed sugar until the dough is consistent. Add the 2 TBS of milk and then the mint chips.
Chill the dough for 2 hours. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.