Chocolate Citrus Truffle Cookies
Truffle Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Citrus Truffle Cookies

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
02 hrs 30 min



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 semi-sweet chocolate chips


1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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


1Fat (mg)
0Cholesterol (mg)
0Sodium (mg)
9Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)


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  November 22, 2013

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.

— says Sharon
  September 02, 2013

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

— says kris
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