Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Chocolate Truffle Cookies are loaded with Hershey chocolate drops and topped with white chocolate, combining the perfect mix in delicious cookies.

I like making chocolate desserts that are moist and tender like my popular Chocolate Banana BreadChocolate Brownie Cake and Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake. 

Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

This was my first time baking a truffle chocolate cookie and I am so happy that it turned out to be a success. In my opinion, chocolate makes everything better. The cookies are loaded with Hershey chocolate milk drops and covered in melted white chocolate and chocolate sprinkles.

I loved the texture of these cookies, not crumbly, yet perfectly delivering the truffle description, with a dense and chocolaty center. I am happy I used Hershey milk chocolate drops instead of chocolate chips, because they held their shape nicely. Also, when biting in a cookie you can see individual chocolate drops. Their sweetness was also a nice addition and diversified the palette as I used semi-sweet and bitter sweet chocolate for the cookies.The white chocolate coating is optional, but it’s a nice change from all the cocoa going on. It adds some extra needed sweetness.

Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt

Why you will love these Chocolate Truffle Cookies?

  • The chocolate combo is to die for.
  • It is rich and chocolaty this is a show stopper dessert
  • Can be made 1 or 2 days in advance so you don’t have to worry about a last minute dessert.

How long will Chocolate Truffle Cookies stay fresh?

The Cookies can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for about 5-7 days.

CAN YOU STORE AND FREEZE Chocolate Truffle Cookies?

Absolutely! Cool the cookies completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Defrost before serving.

Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt

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Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 15 cookies
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 14 minutes Total time: 44 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons  unsalted butter 
  • 4 ounces  bittersweet  (chopped)
  • 8 ounces  semi-sweet chocolate  (chopped)
  • 1 cup  Hershey milk chocolate drops 
  • 3  large eggs 
  • 3/4 cup  granulated sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons  vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup  all-purpose flour  (+ 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons  dark chocolate cocoa powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  baking powder 
  •  coarse sea salt for sprinkling  (I used pink Himalayan)

Topping:

  • 4 ounces  white chocolate 
  •  chocolate sprinkles 

Instructions

  1. Place butter and chopped chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl, microwave for 40 seconds, stir and repeat in 30 seconds increments until fully melted. Set aside and let cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Once the chocolate has cooled start on the cookies. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the wire attachment beat sugar and eggs on high for 2-3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in vanilla extract and melted chocolate/butter; beat on medium for another 1-2 minutes until combined.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl and the wire attachment, then remove it and gently using your spatula stir in the dry ingredients until combined. Fold in remaining Hershey milk chocolate drops. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 6 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Place parchment paper on an ungreased baking sheet. Wet your hands with cold water and roll the dough into golf size balls, placing those about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle a bit of Himalayan sea salt on top of each dough ball and bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before drizzling with white chocolate.
  9. Bring a medium saucepan half filled with water to a boil. Place white chocolate in a medium bowl set over the saucepan of simmering water, let it melt, stirring just a few times. Make sure the bowl doesn't touch the boiling water, to avoid overheating. Remove bowl from heat and using a fork and using a spoon pour melted chocolate on top of the cookies, garnish with sprinkles.
  10. Let stand for 15-20 minutes before serving for the chocolate to settle, or better place cookies in the fridge for the chocolate to harden quicker.
Calories: 139 Carbohydrates: 12 Protein: 3 Fat: 10 Saturated Fat: 6 Cholesterol: 31 Sodium: 54 Potassium: 123 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 17 Vitamin A: 205 Calcium: 47 Iron: 2.3
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Sues

These cookies are blowing my mind!! I love that addition of sea salt :)

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They blew my mind and after that my stomach, but they were worth every single calorie!

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Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

Oh my gosh, these truffle cookies look so good! Love that we were thinking along the same lines with chocolate cookies!

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Next time I am adding the coconut, as your cookies inspired me!

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Nora @ Savory Nothings

Yum, LOVE the addition of Himalayan pink sea salt to these gorgeous chocolate truffle cookies!

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Thanks Nora!

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Michelle Rittler @ Taste As You Go

Thanks so much for allowing me to feature your recipe in my round-up of 60 Ultimate Cookie Exchange Recipes! Happy Holidays!

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