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Walnut and plain chocolate truffle cookies on a blue ceramic cake stand, with more of the baked goods scattered on a gathered piece of burlap.

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x


For all you chocoholics out there, these delightfully sinful chocolate truffle cookies are the epic recipe you’ve been waiting for.



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3.5 ounces good-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. In a big bowl, beat together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer on medium speed.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Then add the dry mixture to the wet, and beat until well blended on medium-low speed.
  4. Stir in chopped chocolate. Form dough into 1 to 1 1/2-inch balls.
  5. Roll balls of dough in chopped walnuts if using, covering them on one half.
  6. Place on prepared baking sheets (walnut-coated side up), approximately 1 inch apart. Gently flatten balls of dough on sheet before baking.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until completely set and slightly puffy.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: holiday baking, Christmas, cookie, chocolate, walnut