Chocolate Truffle Cookies

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Kelli, a local reader from Springfield, emailed me a few months ago and wanted to know if I could duplicate a chocolate truffle cookie from the Mudhouse. The Mudhouse is an amazing coffee shop in Springfield. My favorite drink of theirs is the Mocha Nut - frozen coffee with hazelnut, almond and macadamia nut syrups, and whipped cream.

And here we go, talking about coffee again. It's making me sad. Coffee and I had some good times together.

We will meet again, coffee. Probably tomorrow because I received this in the mail!

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The beans smell so good. I can't stop sniffing them.

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Equal Exchange sent me these beans to promote their Congo Coffee Project. The coffee is a blend of full city roast African coffees, and a portion of the sales from this coffee is donated to the Panzi Foundation which supports the medical programs of the Panzi Hospital in the D.R. Congo which provides life-saving treatments, counseling and aftercare programs to more than 2,000 survivors of sexual violence each year.

It's only $12 for a huge bag of coffee beans, and the money goes towards a good cause. Here's the link to buy the Congo Coffee.


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Continuing on with the cookies...I didn't make it to the Mudhouse location that has the cookies, because it's downtown Springfield and I rarely venture down there. But I will, soon! I really need to try one of those cookies, because Kelli says they're amazing.

I made my own version of chocolate truffle cookies using Hershey's Aerated Milk Chocolate Kisses.

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They're pretty much like regular Kisses, but they have an airier, creamier center. I pressed the candies into the centers of the cookies after they finished baking.

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The cookie dough is rich and chocolatey, and uses very little flour. The main ingredient is ground up chocolate graham crackers. I loved the texture of the graham cracker in these cookies. I also used cocoa powder and melted chocolate chips in the batter. That makes a triple chocolate batter!

Makes these. They'd be great for upcoming cookie exchanges!

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Chocolate Truffle Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 sleeve chocolate graham crackers, finely ground
1/3 cup all purpose flour
28 chocolate kisses or chocolate truffles

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until creamy - about 1 minute. Beat in egg, cocoa powder, chocolate, corn syrup, vanilla, baking soda and salt until well combined. Beat in graham cracker crumbs and flour until just combined. Chill dough in freezer for 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.

Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until well risen, and set. Cool 2 minutes. Press a chocolate into the center of each cookie. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 28 cookies


25 comments:

  1. You know how much I love chocolate. These are my dream cookies, I will definitely try making these!

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  2. Your recipes are always so interesting and creative, they're fantastic! I'm always inspired to try everything you make. I have been wanting to get some chocolate graham crackers, I'll have to try these. Triple chocolate cookies? Yes please.

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  3. I don't know anything about this coofeehouse, but these cookies looks really darn good!

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  4. Yum...I love cookie exchanges. And these look awesome. Aerated kisses? What will they think of next! :)

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  5. You always put such interesting ingredients into your cookies. I wonder how cinnamon graham crackers would give a different flavor to these.

    Want chocolate cookies now...

    I'm not a coffee drinker, but that coffee drink does sound good - and highly caloric! Just as well I avoid coffee shops. For me the best way to drink coffee is with lots of fattening stuff in it!

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  6. Now these look like a must make type of cookie, graham crackers and chocolate, how could you possibly go wrong? Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. Interesting - that addition of chocolate graham cracker crumbs. I bet these would be good even without the kisses on top. OR you could use almond m&m's in Christmas colors maybe...or even plain m&m's.

    (Don't worry, I'll drink my morning coffee for you too...It's sooo good.)

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  8. i love sniffing coffee too! I don't really like drinking it, but I could inhale the smell of coffee beans forever.

    These cookies look tasty. I've been wanting to try those new kisses...if they're anything like Aero chocolate bars from england, I bet they're pretty tasty.

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  9. love the sound of these cookies, i love coffee. i bet these would be amazing with a fresh cup

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  10. These look amazing, I'll be baking a batch this weekend!

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  11. This sounds like triple chocolate trouble.... delicious - mouth watering trouble.

    The addition of the chocolate Graham crackers .... genius!!

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  12. i need to get on my cookie swap planning--thanks for the reminder! these sound fabulous :)

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  13. Where do you find aerated kisses? I've never even heard of them!

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  14. I love cookies <3 I have a feeling these would be FANTASTIC.

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  15. I still can't believe you're surviving without coffee. Don't worry...I'm working on drinking your share.

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  16. Oh these look good! I can't go a morning without my coffee, we are joined at the hip! You are right - these would be great at a cookie exchange!

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  17. Wowza do these look good. I need chocolate!

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  18. Wow, these cookies look delicious. I love coffee and will be sure to check out these beans. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  19. I'd love to go to a cookie swap with a big plate of these....of course I'd probably keep them :)

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  20. i hadn't seen those aerated kisses--interesting. what'll they come up with next? nice recipe!

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  21. Thanks everyone!

    KJ, wow, thank you so much! That's kind of you to say.

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  22. Whoops, published that comment too quickly.

    Rachel, I bet cinnamon grahams would be great, too.

    Sue, I agree. They'd be good with Rocher chocolates in them. Mmm.

    Anon, I found them at Walmart. They have them in grocery stores, too.

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  23. Those kisses sound good! They remind me of the Milka Luflee chocolate bars you can get in Europe.

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  24. Yum...I love cookie exchanges. And these look awesome.

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