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Chocolate Truffle Cookies


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a microwave or double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips and butter; cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs for 2 minutes.
  3. Beat in vanilla extract and the chocolate mixture.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in remaining chocolate chips.
  5. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
  6. Remove about 1 cup of dough. With lightly floured hands, roll into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set.
  8. Cool on sheets for 3 to 4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Repeat with remaining dough.
  10. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Yields about 4 dozen.

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