Malee's Chocolate Truffles

Featured in our Valentine's Blog The Ultimate Love Food: Chocolate

  • 4 1oz squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tbs butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp espresso powder (optional)

Combine unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips and butter in a bowl and melt over a double boiler. Stir until smooth, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs for two minutes. Slowly add in chocolate mixture and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and espresso powder (if using)- gradually beat into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining cup of chocolate chips. Cover dough and chill for 3 hours or until firm enough to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 9-12 minutes, or until lightly puffed. Set aside to cool. Optional: dust with salt or confectioner’s sugar.

Yields 36 Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Recipe by: Malee Bringardner