Know what happens when you make an entire batch of truffle cookies one afternoon by yourself?

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You eat an entire batch of truffle cookies one afternoon by yourself.

I have no idea how I know such things.

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I wish I could say I’m exaggerating but I’ve also just been living out of my suitcase since Thursday night which is literally sitting in the middle of my family room floor, so it’s a bit turmoilish over here. No, seriously. It’s just sitting here. The suitcase. Right in the middle. I’m staring at it as we speak (as I type?) and thinking I should really drag it upstairs. But alas… I will not.

The good thing is that it’s current location has been getting me plenty of exercise since I’ve been trying to live life as I normally do upstairs… with the majority of my belongings downstairs. I need my straightening iron! Run down the stairs. Run back up the stairs. I need socks! Back down the stairs. Back up the stairs. Not the socks I want. Back down the stairs. Can’t find my hairspray! Up the stairs, down the stairs… OMG. Spent 24 minute looking for hairspray that I use once every seven months. I need to get my act together.

And not eat cookies for lunch.

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I am also the girl who apparently cannot photograph a cookie without the token glass of milk. Such a cliché. I mean, what do you even drink with cookies? I personally drink water, because I am weird and don’t like many beverages other than water and, well… wine. And rum. And tequila. But I certainly don’t like milk (unless we’re talking Kahlua. okay, I’ll stop.) plain. I can dip a cookie once but that’s about it.

These cookies are a funny story. Err, well, not really funny. Not funny at all, actually. Who created that expression anyway? It’s not very appropriate. Let’s say ironic. These cookies are ironic. That is also not the word I’m looking for but let’s roll with it anyway. I have tried making these cookies every year for three years. Each year they have been a massive failure, which I attribute to the fact that I HAVE NO PATIENCE. For anything. This time around though… I made the dough, stuffed it with these fat Ghiradelli chocolate chips (pretty sure that’s where the melty, gooey chocolate comes from), and actually let it chill for an acceptable amount of time. In years past I figured I was special enough and oh no, my dough didn’t have to chill for hours and hours. Um. Nope. It does. Unless you want paper thin, ugly as sin cookies that still taste delicious but are everything except for presentable.

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I even had a little extra patience left over to go and dip my cookies in melted chocolate and chocolate sprinkles because I am such a texture freak and really wanted to bite down on a cookie covered in crunchy sprinkles. Doesn’t that sound fabulous? Maybe it’s just because I’m so enamored with sprinkles? I want to put sprinkles on all of the things.

Okay, now I’m done.

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Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Yield: makes 24-30 cookies

Prep Time: 4 hours (include fridge time)

Cook Time: 10 minutes


6 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces bittersweet (mine was 60%) chocolate, chopped
2 cups dark chocolate chips
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons dark chocolate/dutch process cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
coarse sea salt for sprinkling
if desired: additional melted chocolate for dipping and chocolate sprinkles for coating


In a large bowl, melt butter, bittersweet chocolate and 1 cup of chocolate chips. I do this in the microwave, beginning with 30 second increments and stirring until totally melted. Set aside and let cool completely.

In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, add sugar and eggs, beating on high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in vanilla extract and melted chocolate/butter, beating for another 1-2 minutes until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the whisk or beater attachment, then remove it and stir in the dry ingredients with a large spatula until thoroughly dispersed by just combined. Fold in remaining chocolate chips. Cover the cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours (or even overnight!).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper (or a silpat!) on an ungreased baking sheet. Wet your hands with water then begin to roll the dough into 1-inch balls, placing them about 2 inches apart. Do this quickly and if you are doing the cookies in batches, refrigerate the dough in between rounds. Sprinkle a bit of salt on top of each dough ball, then bake for 9-10 minutes. Remove, sprinkle a tiny bit of salt again, and let cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet. The should be completely cool before removing them! Once removed, place on wax or parchment paper to cool completely. Once totally cooled, if desired you can dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate then cover in sprinkles. These store pretty well but are fairly fragile.

[recipe from allrecipes with a few minor tweaks]

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127 Responses to “Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies.”

  1. #
    Christie Preston — December 18, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    Why?? The day I decide to layoff the holiday sweets you post these little beauties!!! You’re a food genius and I can’t wait to try these for lunch ღ


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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 18, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Oh man!! I am trying to be so good! I woke up this morning and said no cookies today and then salted dark chocolate truffles appear before my eyes! Your horrible, but I love it!


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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — December 18, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Umm… I don’t think there’s quite enough chocolate in this recipe, Jess. ;) LOL… These sound awesome! And that whole dough chilling thing – isn’t it a pain?! My favourite Christmas cookie recipe needs chilling time too and I can’t stand it. We always end up with half the cookies we should have because of my periodic ‘dough chilling taste tests’ – (ie breaking bits of the dough off to check their temperature.. in my mouth) you know, because you can’t let it get TOO cold, right? Random thoughts over.. I’m sure stuffing one of these cookies in my mouth would shut me up!


  4. #
    Liz — December 18, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Best cookies to eat – those look MESMERIZINGLY good.


  5. #
    little kitchie — December 18, 2012 @ 8:37 am



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    alyssa - life a la wife — December 18, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    You are going to make me gain 100 lbs


  7. #
    Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn — December 18, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    Ohhhh yes. SOOO many chocolate chips! The key to gooeyness.


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    DessertForTwo — December 18, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    Oh, Jess. Oh my my! These cookies MUST go on my baking list right now!


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    Alicia Greenrabbit — December 18, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Where would we be without the jimmies. …….
    Can you believe those Ghirardelli large chocolate chips..huge! I was floored when I opened the 3 pound bag.
    Let’s mix them all up with some crispy maple smoked bacon!!!!!
    Chocolate Bacon Maple Truffles rolled in Jimmies!


  10. #
    Kim in MD — December 18, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Leave it you to make the perfect deep dark chocolate cookie, even if it did take you three years! These are a chocoholic’s dream come true-hand raised!


  11. #
    Mallory — December 18, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    Waiting for cookie dough to chill is possibly the hardest thing to do…plus, it just gives me extra time to eat more of the dough, which is never a good situation because then I have to spend more time on the treadmill…quite the dilemma.
    These look delish and the chocolate sprinkles are genius!


  12. #
    Brian @ A Thought For Food — December 18, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Girl, the next time you do this, make sure you call me so I can whip up a batch of margs and we can go to town on these beauties.


    • Jessica — December 18th, 2012 @ 11:30 am



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    Courtney — December 18, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    What an evil thing to do on a Tuesday morning. Now I’m going to be drooling all week over these cookies until I can have time to make them.

    These look exceptional. Gooey, melty chocolate + sea salt? In love.


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    Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — December 18, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    I cannot get over how amazing these look. I am literally drooling all over myself on the train. Nothing like salted dark chocolate and I understand your annoyance with refrigerating cookie dough. Is there anything worse? I think not.


  15. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — December 18, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Oh yeah, I’ve thought I was that special person too, whose cookie dough doesn’t have to chill. My parents gave me a false sense of confidence.

    And milk is gross. Unless it’s heavy cream, then it’s suddenly ok.
    Alright I am way off topic. These cookies. Yes.


    • Jessica — December 18th, 2012 @ 11:30 am

      this is why we are friends.


  16. #
    Valarie — December 18, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    You do your cookies in the bath?!?! :-D This recipe sounds AMAZING!!!!!!!


  17. #
    Angela @ Health's Angel — December 18, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Oooohhhkay, I thought I had finalized my holiday baking list, until I read this. Now I may have to include these. Chocolate and sea salt. I can’t resist.


  18. #
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles — December 18, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    I\m thinking these may have just worked their way onto my Christmas baking list – they sound amazing!


  19. #
    Villy @ For the love of Feeding — December 18, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    What kind of sorcery is this??!!


  20. #
    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots — December 18, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    I would have eaten the entire batch as well, actually that batter may have never made it to cookie form!


  21. #
    Meg @ Peaches and Cake — December 18, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    What’s a cookie without milk? You gotta wash it down with something! ;)


  22. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — December 18, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Oh my these look fantastic. Loving the sprinkles. How you even had some left to photograph is beyond me….


  23. #
    christina — December 18, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    are these crunchy on the outside but soft inside??? I need a recipe like that!!


    • Jessica — December 18th, 2012 @ 11:29 am

      they really aren’t too crunchy… but they are soft inside. very gooey and melty.


      • christina — December 18th, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

        ah ok. I have no idea what to search on google for a cookie thats crunchy but sort of chewy/soft on the inside. Almost gummy…im thinking it must have almond paste on the inside. Love your recipes, thanks

  24. #
    foodnerd4life — December 18, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Oh man these look good! Why can’t I reach through the screen to get to these?


  25. #
    Pat — December 18, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Those look entirely too yummy. I NEVER make cookies … why? Because I WILL eat the entire batch. I stick to cakes. Okay, sometimes I eat the whole cake but usually it makes it to the giftee. :D


  26. #
    Stephanie — December 18, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    It’s not your fault the suitcase is still sitting in the middle of the floor…it’s your husband’s. Husbands are for taking suitcases up stairs or at least that’s what I tell mine when these kinds of things happen. My suitcase has been sitting open in our guest room since I returned last Tuesday. But in my defense we are going out of town tomorrow so it didn’t make any sense for me to completely unpack it just to pack it again a week later. I have been known to do this for an entire month if another trip is coming up. I drink coffee with cookies, because there is nothing like caffeine and sugar to really get you going.


    • Jessica — December 18th, 2012 @ 11:28 am

      i like the way you think.


  27. #
    Jill — December 18, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    Wow. Awesome! Not sure what else to say…


  28. #
    Chloe Moon — December 18, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    You really are hilarious!! These cookies look so scrumptious!!! I like how you put the chocolate sprinkles at the end! I once at a whole thing of cookie/brownies…It was not a shining moment but it was a delicious one! =)

    Ergo – Blog


  29. #
    Katie — December 18, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    My neighbor brought me cookies that were literally the size of my face yesterday, and I ate one of them for lunch. You’re in good company.


  30. #
    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — December 18, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    These are beautiful! I would eat them for lunch, too.


  31. #
    Joelle (on a pink typewriter) — December 18, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    These sound magnificent. They may be just the celebratory meal for when my
    Dad gets out of the hospital.


  32. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 18, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    These look awesome! And I love all the photographs :)


    • Jessica — December 18th, 2012 @ 11:28 am

      thanks laura!


  33. #
    Maria — December 18, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    You made these for me. I just know it:) LOVE!


    • Jessica — December 18th, 2012 @ 11:27 am

      I did!! How did you know? :)


  34. #
    Ashley — December 18, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Yes. Please. Right now.


  35. #
    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection — December 18, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Omgosh i’m drooling. These look fantastic! And the picture of the chocolate batter…is it bad that my first reaction is to scream “Can I lick the beater?”


  36. #
    Alissa — December 18, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    Yes please and thank you!!! On the list for cookie making this weekend!


  37. #
    Sabatino - — December 18, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    I want to fill a bathtub with these and just roll around until I’m covered. Don’t give me that look.


  38. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 18, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    They look and sound incredible! I recently made some dark chocolate truffle cookies and used the Cooks Illustrated cookbook recipe as my dough base, more or less. I need to try your dough next! They are perfect looking! Chewy, chocolaty, dipped, sprinkled – a chocolate lover’s dream!


  39. #
    allie@sweetpotatobites — December 18, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    yes please! love the addition of chocolate sprinkles!


  40. #
    Sarah R. — December 18, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    Those crinkles- I want to eat them all!


  41. #
    Heidi @foodiecrush — December 18, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Thank the good Lord for your patience, I’m with you on that boat. I love the shaggy sprinkles after you dipped them. and hey, running up and down the stairs is better than a gym membership. Just remember to do your lunges at the bottom as you creep toward your suitcase and you can eat as many cookies as you want.


  42. #
    Sabrina — December 18, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    while these look lovely I’m waiting for your Tuesday Things… hurry up and post it!


  43. #
    Katie @ Veggie and the Beast — December 18, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    I could eat an entire batch of those by myself too! I’m magnetically drawn to anything with sprinkles.


  44. #
    Alyssa — December 18, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    So…if some people are poor college students and do not have electric mixers in their lives yet…are these cookies impossible to make? I really hope the answer is no. I need these to get through finals, obviously.


  45. #
    Carly @ Snack Therapy — December 18, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    Everything (and I mean everything) is better with sprinkles. I just want to squeal every single time I see some.


  46. #
    Jenna — December 18, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    These look dangerous


  47. #
    Becky @ Olives n Wine — December 18, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I’ve totally eaten an entire batch of cookies for lunch before. Actually, I’ve eaten half of the batch as dough and then half of the batch as actual cookies. Pretty amazing combo! These cookies look like chocolaty heaven!!


  48. #
    Mary — December 18, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    Um, yes to these cookies, but what are cookies in the bath (last paragraph of recipe)??? That sounds really amazing, but I think you mean something else. Splish splash.


  49. #
    a farmer in the dell — December 18, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    those look amazeballs! I have a weakness for salted chocolate anything!


  50. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 18, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    Yeeeees please!



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