Chocolate-Mint Truffle Christmas Cookies Recipe

These cookies are our very favorite Christmas cookies.

Chocolate-Mint Truffle Christmas Cookies Recipe

 

Below we have provided you with a simple, delicious and easy to prepare Chocolate-Mint Truffle Christmas Cookies Recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup of butter, cubed
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup of┬áVegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp of peppermint extract
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of baking cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 1 package of mint Andes candies, chopped, divided
  • 2 tsp of shortening, divided
  • 1/2 cup of white baking chips

Optional toppings: chopped nuts, sprinkles and crushed candy canes

Method:

  1. Take a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips, stir till smooth and let the mixture cool slightly.
  2. Add in the Vegetable oil, sugars, extracts, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and stir
  3. Then gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Fold in 3/4 cup Andes candies.
  4. Roll rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350┬░ for 8-10 minutes or until tops appear slightly dry. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. In a microwave, melt 1 teaspoon shortening and remaining chocolate chips and Andes candies; stir until smooth.
  7. Melt white baking chips and remaining shortening in a microwave at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  8. Dip half of the cookies in melted chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Dip remaining cookies in melted baking chip mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on wax paper. Immediately sprinkle with toppings of your choice.
  9. Let stand until set. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.