Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Anyone out there a fan of truffles? You know, the indulgent dark chocolates that have a smooth texture enroabed in a chocolate shell? Now imagine that truffle got baked so it had the texture of a fudgey chocolate cookie on the outside instead of a chocolate shell. Add a sprinkling of sea salt on the top and you have these cookies.

Salted Truffle Cookies

I can’t even explain to you guys how good these cookies are. Honestly. You are going to want to make these the next time you need a chocolate fix. Or you want to impress your friends. Or you just want to do something for yourself.

Salted Truffle Cookies

I made these on a whim because we were having friends over. I was glad I broke my own rule about always using my cupcake scoop for cookies. These were very rich and indulgent – I mean look at that batter, it looks just like ganache!

Salted Truffle Cookies

You know, Hubby keeps telling people that he’s not a chocolate guy. I think he’s lying through his teeth. Maybe I’ve converted him and he’s still in denial about it. I watched him gobble up quite a few of these without thinking twice. They were so good I had to get them out of the house so I sent a dozen home with our friends. I was glad I did it and then sad the next day when we didn’t have any cookies in the house. You win some and you lose some I guess…

Salted Truffle Cookies

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Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Chocolate cookies with a truffle-like interior and a sprinkling of sea salt

Yield: 3.5 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

6 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp dark chocolate/dutch process cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
coarse sea salt for sprinkling

Directions:

In a large bowl, melt butter, bittersweet chocolate and 1 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave, beginning with 30 second increments and stirring until totally melted. Set aside and let cool completely.

In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, add sugar and eggs, beating on high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in vanilla extract and melted chocolate/butter, beating for another 1-2 minutes until combined.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the whisk or beater attachment, then remove it and stir in the dry ingredients with a large spatula until thoroughly dispersed by just combined.

Fold in remaining chocolate chips. Cover the cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place parchment paper (or a silpat!) on an ungreased baking sheet. Wet your hands with water then begin to roll the dough into 1-inch balls, placing them about 2 inches apart. Do this quickly and if you are doing the cookies in batches, refrigerate the dough in between rounds.

Sprinkle a bit of salt on top of each dough ball, then bake for 9-10 minutes. Remove, sprinkle a tiny bit of salt again, and let cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet. The should be completely cool before removing them.

Once removed, place on wax or parchment paper to cool completely.

Recipe from How Sweet It Is

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18 Responses to “Samoas Rice Krispies Treats”

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    Monica — February 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

    If Carlos claims this is the best thing you have ever made … I might have to make them tonight!

    • beantownbaker — February 10th, 2014 @ 9:57 am

      Let me know if you do. I was seriously SHOCKED when he said that.

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    erin — February 10, 2014 at 10:14 am

    OH. MY. LORD.

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    Aimee@shugarysweets — February 10, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Yeah, I can see why these are the best ever!!!! Love Samoas!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — February 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I grew up calling them Samoas and didn’t like them when I was selling them, but have since grown to love them. Great twist on a traditional rice krispie treat!

    • beantownbaker — February 11th, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

      I can’t tell if the naming thing is regional or not. I know people who grew up in Indiana like me who call them Samoas. They’ll always be Caramel Delites to me.

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    Dina — February 11, 2014 at 11:41 am

    they look sooooo good!

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    vanillasugarblog — February 13, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Sharing these in my friday link roundup!
    Everyone needs to see these!

    • beantownbaker — February 13th, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

      Thanks for sharing them!!

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    Shannon — February 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    oh jeez. caramel de lites here, too 🙂 these sound killer!

    • beantownbaker — February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      You’re the first person I’ve met who calls them Caramel de Lites too!

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    Shikha @ Shikha la mode — February 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve been wondering why they aren’t always called Samoas!

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    stephanie — March 18, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Are the pecans there for the Samoa flavor or just an extra addition?

    • beantownbaker — March 18th, 2014 @ 8:03 am

      They add some texture but you could leave them out if you wanted.

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    Justin — March 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Awesome recipe! Let me provide a little insight to the naming of the cookies (Caramel deLights vs Samoas my wife is a girl scout troop leader). The girl scouts rely on a few bakeries to produce their cookies. Caramel deLights are made by one bakery, while Samoas are made by another.

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    Erin — April 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Just made these – very tasty, but I had a lot of trouble with the caramel layer. It hardened so much, I couldn’t cut the squares. I had to heat them up a bit to cut through the caramel, and then they got rather sticky and did not cut cleanly. Followed directions exactly, not sure what went wrong…

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    Shannon C — May 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    On Sunday nights, my hubby leads a college-age Bible study group and I use the kids/young adults as my guinea pigs for trying new recipes. I made these yesterday and they LOVED them. Thank you for the recipe!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

      So glad these were a hit for you! This has become my most frequently made and requested recipe that I’ve made.

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