Truffle Cookies

These are fabulous! I have no idea where I got this recipe from, but we’ve been baking them for years! When the cookies are done, dip the tops into chocolate icing. Chocolate Frosting can be found here on

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


7 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
10 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup half-and-half
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat 6 oz chocolate in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons margarine, the half and half and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered about 30 minutes, until set.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Mix 1/2 cup margarine, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, the vanilla and 1 oz chocolate. Work in flour and salt until dough holds together. (If dough is dry, mix in 1 or 2 tablespoons milk). Mold portions of dough around frozen chocolate balls to form 1 1/2 inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set but not browned. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack.


Calories: 284 kcal
Carbohydrates: 29.7 g
Cholesterol: 28 mg
Fat: 19.1 g
Fiber: 3.1 g
Protein: 4 g
Sodium: 100 mg