Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies

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Do I have some fabulous cookies for you today! These are killer! I brought these to a party and they were the first ones gone. And then I made another batch a week later and everyone again ate them up in 1 sitting! They didn’t even survive 24 hours! These are perfect for the holidays because they have these in them:

Do you recognize them? I found these Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses on my grocer’s shelves right after Thanksgiving and I picked up a few bags. These are tasty little devils. I might even go out on a limb and say addictive. Since I’ve been to Canada, I haven’t seen any yet, but I really haven’t been to a grocery store yet, so what do I know? I’ll keep you posted on that one.┬áIn the mean time, run to the store, grab a bag of these Kisses and make some delicious cookies! Perfect for Santa!They are almost as fudgy as brownies. So easy and so fabulous. Yum. I’m craving them as I type this!

A few years ago, I got my hands on a great chewy chocolate cookie recipe from a lady named Natalia deSavigny–a Mom of two of my good friends. Anyways, I adapted it over the years and this is yet another adaptation. If you just want plain chewy chocolate cookies, leave the Mint Truffle Kisses out. They are pretty stellar on their own. So happy holidays in advance! Spread Christmas cheer with some great baking! [/donotprint]

Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies
yield: 2 dozen large cookies
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1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups chopped Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, whip butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla and beat until pale yellow, 2 minutes. Gently stir in all dry ingredients until just incorporated. Scrape sides and mix again. Fold in chopped Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses and drop by the tablespoon full onto a greased cookie sheet. (about 8 cookies per sheet) Bake 8-9 minutes. Remove from oven, cool 3 minutes then transfer cookies to cooling rack.

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4 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies”

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    Vanessa — December 20, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look fabulous! I was trying to think of some kind of chocolate cookie to make and then I saw this post! I cannot wait to try them! Merry Christmas Lauren!


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    Erin Beck — December 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I’m planning in making these for a cookie exchange and I need 6 dozen. If I make the cookies smaller do I need to change the temperature or shorten the time?

    I’m so excited to try them! I love the kisses!



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