Chocolate truffle cookies

    25 min

    A very dark, rich chocolate cookie for the true chocoholic. This recipe uses relatively little flour, resulting in dense, fudge-like cookies. These cookies keep well in the freezer (but you may have a hard time waiting for them to thaw before you eat them).

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    Serves: 36 

    • 100g cooking chocolate, chopped
    • 170g chocolate chips
    • 85g butter
    • 3 eggs
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 60g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 170g chocolate chips

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt cooking chocolate, 170g of the chocolate chips and the butter stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whip eggs and sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and the chocolate mixture until well mixed. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining chocolate chips. Cover dough and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Roll chilled dough into 2.5cm balls. Place on ungreased baking trays so they are 5cm apart.
    3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Used different ingredients. I used dairy milk instead of cooking chocolate and choc chips and put them in cupcake wrappers, they turned out like lovely chewy muffins, yummy!  -  30 May 2010


    This is the worse recipe i've ever followed. The balls just turn to flat blobs and run all over the bottom of your oven took longer to clean up mess than make - result was inedible!  -  16 Oct 2011


    Mine turned out terrible! We followed the recipe exactly but really should have more flour. 60g is not enough.. They taste ok, though...  -  16 Oct 2011