Chocolate Citrus Truffle Cookies

Truffle Cookies Recipe
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6 Reviews
Chocolate truffle cookies with a burst of citrus flavor will give you a "melt-in-your-mouth" experience with this gem of a cookie.
60 min
Prep Time
2:30
Total Time
60 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon
freshly grated orange or lemon zest
1 teaspoon
vanilla
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1 cup
mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips

Drizzle

1 cup
mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon
shortening

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine butter and powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add cocoa, orange zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool completely.
  4. Place 1 cup chocolate chips and shortening in small bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving 30 seconds or until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Place cookies on waxed paper or cooling rack; drizzle melted chocolate over cookies. Let stand until set.

Recipe Tips

- For an alternative topping, stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa. Shake over slightly warm cookies.

- European-style Dutch processed cocoa can be substituted for American unsweetened cocoa powder. Dutch processed cocoa is darker with a more mellow chocolate flavor.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
45
Cholesterol
0mg
Carbohydrates
9g
Protein
0g
Fat
1g
Sodium
0mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

These were the first cookies I ever made for a Christmas cookie exchange. They won best cookie! Easy to make and yummy. Basically, chocolate shortbread with a hint of orange. Tip: to help the cookies keep their round shape and not flatten, put the balls in the fridge to harden up before baking - they will hold their shape better. My yield was 4 dozen 1" balls, or 3 dozen 1.5 - 2" balls.

Rating

These cookies were very dry and crumbly, I followed the recipe exact so not sure if they are suppose to be dry or not.

Rating

These cookies were a real hit! I made up a cookie gift box and the friends and family I gave them to just loved them. Simply delicious!

Rating

These are one of my new favorites. They really are easy. Whenever there's a party, I bring these and they're gone in minutes. Sometimes I add 1/4 tsp orange extract to the chocolate topping for an extra punch.

Rating

Love this cookie. Easy to make. The hint of orange in the flavor is so good.

Rating

These are absolutely delicious! Easy to make and add a nice variety of shape to my Christmas cookie plate gifts.

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