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Jul 29, 2023

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

These chocolate truffle cookies are rich, soft, and deeply chocolate-y. 

Chocolate Truffle Cookies in three blue bowls.

These cookies consist of three kinds of chocolate barely held together with one half cup of flour, along with eggs and sugar. 

They are also full of chocolate chips, so actually, even more chocolate. 

I have made these cookies several times, and will attest to how tempting they are. They are so good. The cookies are rich, just like truffles or fudge. 

Assortment of Chocolate Truffle Cookies on a wire rack.

The good news is that you can keep them in the freezer for a few weeks if you want to make them for gifts.....  if you can leave them alone...


Unsweetened Chocolate: I've used the Baker's and Girardelli brands. They can easily be found in the baking section of your grocery store. 

Semi-Sweet Chocolate (56% cacao) or Bittersweet Chocolate (60 percent cacao): You an also substitute semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips by weight. 

Pantry and Fridge Ingredients: Eggs, flour, vanilla, sugar, salt, baking powder, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. 

Three kinds of Chocolate Truffle Cookies on black plates.


First, melt the unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate with the butter until smooth. You can do this over a double boiler or in the microwave. 

I melted mine in the microwave in a glass bowl in 30 second increments, stirring in between. Once it's melted, set the mixture aside to cool. 

Next, beat the eggs and the sugar together until pale and thick. 

After that, add the vanilla and the melted chocolate. Fold in the dry ingredients and then the chocolate chips. 

At this point, chill the dough in the fridge. 

Finally, roll the dough into balls and bake the cookies on parchment lined baking sheets. 

Chocolate Truffle Cookies with toppings on a blue plate.

I've always baked these truffle cookies without coating them, but this time I decided to try rolling the shaped balls in various toppings before baking.. just like truffles!

I coated some in real chocolate jimmies and some in a pecan meal that I had in my freezer. You could also use sparkling sugar, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or confectioners' sugar. 

For a flavor variation, you could add a teaspoon of espresso powder to enhance the chocolate. 

For a take on Mexican hot chocolate, you could add a bit of chile powder and cinnamon. 

Once again, these cookies didn't last long. 

Tips for Success:

Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and bake the cookies one sheet at a time. While you are baking each sheet, you can shape the next batch as you go. 

Your hands will get pretty dirty as you are forming the cookie balls. Watch your timer carefully so that you can quickly wash your hands before removing each batch from the oven. 

The most important tip for success is to not overbake the cookies. Even if they seem underdone, remove them from the oven after nine or ten minutes. If you overbake them, they will become too hard after a day or two. 

Originally posted 10/18/12. Updated 7/29/23. 

Chocolate Truffle Cookies in a bowl.

This week the Sunday Funday group, to celebrate National Picnic Month, is sharing recipes that are great for taking to a picnic. 

These cookies would be ideal for a picnic dessert! They travel well and even ship well. Plus, who doesn't love a chocolate cookie?

More Picnic Recipe Ideas:

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Yield: 45 cookies
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 1 HourCook time: 10 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 2 H & 10 M
These chocolate truffle cookies are rich, soft, and deeply chocolate-y.


  • 113 grams (4 ounces) of unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 175 grams (6 1/8 ounces) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 85 grams (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 198 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 75 grams (~1/2 cup) all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 175 grams (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Optional jimmies, chopped nuts or nut meal, confectioner's sugar, sparkling sugar, or sprinkles, for coating


  1. Combine the unsweetened chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and the butter in a medium glass bowl. Microwave the mixture in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the mixture is smooth. Set the bowl aside to cool.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, whip the eggs and sugar for about two minutes. It should be thick and pale. Add the vanilla and the chocolate mixture and stir it with a spoon or on low until well mixed. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt and gradually add it to the chocolate mixture.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Place the dough into a medium bowl (you can use the same bowl you used to melt the chocolate) and cover it with plastic wrap or a lid. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour and up to overnight.
  5. When you are ready to bake, heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in any topping of your choice or leave as is.
  6. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet two inches apart.
  7. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time on the middle rack for 9 to 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container. They can also be wrapped and frozen to be thawed later.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

6 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

4 g

Carbs (grams)

11 g

Fiber (grams)

1 g

Net carbs

10 g

Sugar (grams)

8 g

Protein (grams)

1 g

Cholesterol (grams)

17 mg
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Recipe adapted from Allrecipes

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  1. Wow! These cookies really do look addictive. I'm a chocolate lover, so these have my name written all over them!

  2. Delish! I love chocolate cookies and these would be perfect for me!

  3. These must be delicious! All that chocolate can't miss.

  4. I can just imagine how good these taste! Thanks for sharing them this week for our virtual picnic.

    1. Thanks Cam! I pinned your menu and can't wait to try your crostini.

  5. You can't go wrong with a chocolate cookies...but these...oh my goodness! I think I could eat all of them by myself!!!

  6. So much chocolate and so little flour, it is amazing they hold together! They look fabulous.

  7. Wonderful, little, pop-in-the-mouth treats. Perfect for a picnic.

    1. Thanks Wendy. They are so hard to resist!

  8. Delicious cookies and kids will love these too.

  9. These sound amazing. I love the topping options


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