Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
approximately 1/3 cup cocoa powder (for rolling)
approximately 2/3 cup powdered sugar (for rolling)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat liners.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar, adding the sugar in slowly so that it doesn’t puff everywhere and transform your kitchen into a white mess. In a fine mesh strainer/sieve, place the cocoa powder and salt and sift this mixture into the butter/sugar and mix until well combined. Beat in the sour cream and vanilla extract. With the mixer on low, blend in the flour until no streaks of flour remain. Stir in the chocolate chips.

If your kitchen is very warm and the dough is hard to handle, refrigerate the dough for 30 to 60 minutes before rolling.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball lightly in the cocoa powder and place on the baking sheet. Do not flatten the cookies. The cookies will not spread very much if the dough is chilled, so they can be placed fairly close together.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. They will just barely be set but you don’t want to overbake or they will be dry. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

When the cookies have reached room temperature, after about 30-45 minutes, roll each cookie in powdered sugar until completely coated. Store in an airtight container.

From whence it came: I found this recipe while blog stalking My Kitchen Cafe. You can print the recipe there if you want to.

Why it's blogable: Here's the funny thing, I made this recipe to take to a friend's party and after the hubby and I tried the cookies, I decided the recipe wasn't blogable. They weren't bad, I just didn't think they were all that great. And they are really messy to make, so I didn't think they were worth the trouble. I put them on a platter, covered them in cellophane and they sat on the table overnight. The hubby took them to the party and came home and said they were a big hit. He said the consistency changed from when they were first out of the oven, and they were better after sitting for a while. Who knew? So, I guess this recipe is blogable after all.

One more thought: They don't look exactly like the picture. I wish I'd taken my own picture, but I didn't because I wasn't planning on posting it to my blog. The outside looks the same, but the inside looked a little bit different. Who cares how they's all about how they taste!

Hope you enjoy stirring it up!

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