Sunday, January 10, 2010

Double chocolate mint truffle cookies

So the other day as I was walking into the grocery store, totally starving, and a blast of warm bakery air hit me. I smelled freshly baked cookies and immediately saw the table in front of me stacked with bags of cookies. I almost went and grabbed one but then I remembered that I had just picked up some Greek food for Ben and I, and I had all the ingredients at home to make cookies that would be just as good, if not better! Plus, why spend $2.99 on a dozen cookies when you can make a double batch for less?

Well, when I got home, I remembered I still had several bags leftover of different flavored Hershey's kisses I had bought to use for my holiday baking. I chose the mint truffle kisses as the star ingredient and decided it would pair best with a chocolate cookie. I enlisted Shelby as my little helper and this is what we came up with.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg. Hershey's mint truffle kisses, unwrapped and quartered

Preheat oven to 350.

In mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy; about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs and mix. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix to combine. With a spatula, fold in the kisses.

With a small scoop, drop onto baking sheet and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake about 10-12 minutes or until puffed. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

SOURCE:Adapted from Toll House

NOTES:The cookies were delicious! If you've never had the mint truffles, they're intoxicatingly good. The only change I'd make in the recipe would be to use half butter and half butter-flavored crisco. Try these, you won't regret it!!!

1 comment:

  1. wow! I will have to try these! I love the new blog by the way!


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