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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I totally ate that.

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127 Responses to “Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies.”

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    Mia — December 18, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    I got behind in my prepping for a dinner party of Sunday and didn’t bake the last batch of cookies. So I ate a spoonful of raw cookie dough with my normal fruit-veggie smoothie for breakfast yesterday and today. I think it was ok b/c I also drank veggies. Right??? Clearly, I will be making these soon. And since I live alone, who knows what meals they’ll be part of?!


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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 18, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    OMG You just love to torture me, don’t you?! :)


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    collette — December 18, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    sounds like my kinda cookie- and i totally ate browned butter snickerdoodles for lunch today!!!


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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 18, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Those crinkles are out of this world mouthwatering. These look sooo good.

    And I know what you mean about milk! I pretty much only drink water, tea, and wine….And beer. At least I’m 50% healthy…


    • Hey hey hey — April 10th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

      Do you know that fish bladders can be found in beer? Just trying to get you to live a healthier life, I guess?


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    Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron — December 18, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    I don’t like milk either… unless it has these cookies dunked inside. I love the salt and the sprinkles! & my stomach just said…FEED ME these chocolate cookies now!


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    honeywhatscooking — December 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    looks DIVINE! so good and yummy. can’t stop drooling. you’ve outdone yourself.


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    Katrina — December 18, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Ahem. I may or may not have a suitcase on my bedroom floor from, say, a trip I took over Thanksgiving! My husband hates me for it. :)

    These cookies look amazing, btw!!!!!!!!


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    Lara — December 18, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Oooh it’s a nice idea for do and enjoy with the kids! I love your blog, it’s fantastic


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    Esther — December 18, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    Look at them! Just look at how crinkly they are! Beauts.


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    Alex — December 18, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    Ohmyfudge’n gosh.
    i THINK I LOVE YOU <—too soon?


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    Katherine R. — December 18, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    My mom hosted a wine exchange party tonight which, based on your beverage choices listed above, I imagine you would’ve loved. The only thing that could’ve made it better would be these cookies to pair with our vino. Next time! Thanks for the recipe!


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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — December 18, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    Wow these look so yummy! I just made some truffles so it’s only right that I make truffle cookies this week? Right? Haha


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    tracy {pale yellow} — December 18, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    I’m not surprised you ate so many alone, these cookies look divine! At least you were able to get some fantastic photos.


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    Danielle Christine — December 19, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    I want to make these cookies based on your actual blogging “rant”? alone ! They sound fabulous and I can’t wait to try them out … maybe I’ll be special enough not to need them to chill? (doubtful) ! I’m excited !

    and I too would love to put sprinkles (specifically chocolate sprinkles because they are my fave) on everything and anything … kinda like I want to do with glitter in non edible crafts .. ok I’m done now too !


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    Ala — December 19, 2012 @ 3:24 am

    Yeah, okay–yum, yum, and yummers. I did the same thing as you (i.e. ate them all?) last time I made these truffle cookies from Allrecipes (stuffed with raspberry cheesecake), but shhh–nobody needs to know that!


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    Connie the Cookie Monster — December 19, 2012 @ 4:14 am

    i have to have these. in my belly. now.


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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 19, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Is it wrong that I keep staring at the sprinkles…jimmies…chocolate sprinkles… whatever :)


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    Laura @FoodSnobSTL — December 19, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    I do know what it is about those sprinkles, but it makes me want these cookies a million times more.


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    Amanda — December 21, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    I made these cookies for my coworkers today and they were a huge hit! So rich and chewy and chocolaty! Besides waking up at 5am to bake them since I starting the recipe at 9pm the night before, not realizing the dough needed to be refrigerated, I would definitely make these again!


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    Ashley — December 22, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    Hello! I love your blog and I’ve made many of your recipes. I made these cookies the other night, but mine were a bit more… fluffy. They did not fall flat like I was hoping they would. They tasted really great.. but any idea as to why they were fluffy and not flat? Could it possibly be that I mixed too much after I put the dry ingredients in?


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    Aliza — January 2, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    Do you do give-aways for your readers? Like gym memberships? Cause I need one after making these!


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    Lisa — January 2, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    Great photos and recipe! Can anyone tell me the secret to getting those lovely crinkles in the top of the cookies??? Thanks!!


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    Lina — January 3, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    I am obsessed with your blog and have made many of your recipes and I had the same situation as Ashley above–mine did not spread as flat as yours are in the picture. They were SO rich and absolutely delicious but remained pretty thick. Really curious as to why that happened.
    But I do blame you for my now uncontrollable dark chocolate + sea salt addiction ;)


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    Sara — January 7, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    I bet this would be easy to turn into a gluten free cookie. I’m going to try thus look amazing!


  25. #
    Jenni — January 14, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    SO DELICIOUS! I brought some to work, and within minutes I had two requests for the recipe. Thanks for posting this!


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    Jenn — January 22, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    Jess – I totally made these paleo(ish) style and they were amazingly addicting!! I used coconut flour, coconut oil and honey instead of the sugar. I also used Enjoy LIfe chocolate chunks… They didn’t flatten out and crinkle like yours, but they tasted AMAZING!! Thanks for the easily adaptable recipe!!


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    Jen — February 2, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    I’m finishing these up at 4am with baking/dunking/sprinkling them, tried one, and just about died at the flavor of all the dark chocolate in here! So so good, mine are fluffy and not flat too, but it made them a little truffle-y which makes them all the more addictive. Found this on pinterest, keeping it forever, thank you!


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    sara — February 3, 2013 @ 3:03 am

    Wow, these look INSANE! So chocolate-y and delicious….I’m in love!


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    Rebecca — February 26, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    I made these last night and they were great. Like others have commented, they stayed round rather than flattening out. I don’t see any comments of people who actually made them and didn’t have them stay puffy. Any idea why? They had great flavor, but I wanted them to spread like your picture.


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    Stacy — April 8, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Wanted to let you know these gorgeous cookies inspired us to create a paleo-fied version. Thank you!


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    Anna — April 14, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    These cookies look so good! I’d love to make them for my sister, but she is 500 miles away. Do you think they would get totally ruined during the shipping process?


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    Ellie — June 15, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    Mine also turned out puffy at first…then they deflated a little bit when they were cooling. They are still puffy though. But everybody at my graduation party loved them!!


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    Hannah — August 10, 2013 @ 4:11 am

    I make a similar recipe but with m&ms which cook perfectly as the sugar coating stays crisp and chocolate melts inside, and the colours don’t run and look amazing with the dark chocolate. Get compliments every time I make them, and the gooey, rich ‘half-baked’ texture is the best, loved the idea of chocolate dip and sprinkles for the texture


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    Jamie — December 1, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    O.m.g. These are first on my list to bake this holiday season and I could not be more excited.


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    Arianna — December 15, 2013 @ 1:30 am

    These cookies tasted and smelled divine, but I did not get that wonderful crackly crust on top like you did! What could I have done wrong? My dough was in the fridge for 4 hours too!


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    Affordable Christmas gift ideas — March 21, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    I am feeling that my tummy wants these chocolaty truffles right now; I can’t control my hunger more.


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    Food Gift for all Occasions — March 25, 2014 @ 3:16 am

    The Truffle Cookies sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing my favorite recipe of dark chocolate.


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    Bec — December 22, 2014 @ 1:08 am

    I laughed – drooled my whole way through this post – legend.



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