Chocolate Truffle Cookies

almond-truffle-cookiesIf you are looking for a non-traditional yet unique and very enticing cookie recipe for the holiday season, then these Almond Truffle Cookies are perfect for you. Who doesn’t like Chocolate Truffles, and now imagine melting your truffles and sandwiching the rich gooey chocolate between 2 layers of chewy almond cookies – does that sound delicious enough? I bet it does, and one glance at these wonderful cookies will melt your heart away! The Almond cookies are great by themselves, and you can bake and store them, then assemble sandwich cookies using different types of filling if you like.

[Recipe & photo by Patricia from Technicolor Kitchen]

Chocolate & Almond Truffle Cookies
Makes 16 sandwich cookies

1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar, both packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup + 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Truffle filling
200g dark chocolate, chopped – I used 70% cocoa solids
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

Method
Start by making the filling: place the chocolate, cream and butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside to cool completely.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Place the butter, sugar, vanilla and orange zest in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 8-10 minutes or until light and creamy. Add the egg yolk and beat well to combine. Add the flour, almond meal and baking powder and beat for 1 minute or until well combined.
Roll leveled teaspoons of dough into balls and place onto prepared sheets. Flatten each ball slightly with your fingers.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden in the bottom. Cool completely on sheets.

To assemble, place the chocolate filling into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe a small amount onto half of the cookies. Sandwich with the remaining cookies.


Comments

  1. Yummy kids will love this

  2. Looks delicious cant wait to try it

  3. I love cookies and this one looks so delicious wanna try this recipe

  4. yum.. yumm.. Those cookies look delicious. Will give them a try soon.

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