Chocolate truffle cookies with a burst of citrus flavor will give you a "melt-in-your-mouth" experience with this gem of a cookie.
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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 tablespoon shortening
Heat oven to 375°F.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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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.
These cookies were very dry and crumbly, I followed the recipe exact so not sure if they are suppose to be dry or not.