Striped Cookie & Hot Chocolate Truffles

One of my absolutely favorite things to eat with hot chocolate are those fudgy striped cookies!! Do you know what I am talking about? I love to dip them in my steaming hot chocolate until it gets soggy then I devour it, spin the cookie to do the same thing with the other half! Well a couple days ago I had this thought of an amazing striped cookie and hot chocolate together, then I thought TRUFFLE! Well, I figured lets give it a shot and see what happens! The end result was the most amazing truffle I have ever had (maybe not most but it was pretty darn close!).

Here are those striped cookies I am talking about:

Hot chocolate & striped cookies!

Hot chocolate & striped cookies!

Here is the recipe:

Striped Cookie & Hot Chocolate Truffle (makes about 20 truffles)

Striped Cookie & Hot Chocolate Truffle

Striped Cookie & Hot Chocolate Truffle

Ingredients

15 striped cookies (plus some chopped up to sprinkle on top of truffle, if you desire)

1 packet of hot chocolate powder

1/4 cup water

1 12oz bag of white chocolate chips

Directions

1. Put the cookies in a food processor and chop them up (you want small chunks & fine powder), then place them into a medium bowl

2.  In a cup, mix 1/2 of the hot chocolate packet into the water (it won’t fully dissolve and this is ok)

3. Add the hot chocolate liquid to the bowl with the chopped cookies and using a spoon mix it together until the cookie pieces are all moist.

4. Roll into balls (about a tsp, if too gooey to roll, just put little blobs, you can roll into balls after), and place onto waxed paper and put in the freezer for about 10-15 min until the balls are not so mushy.

5. While they are in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and when it is fully melted add the remaining  hot chocolate powder and mix until fully combined

6. Using a spoon dip the cookie balls into the melted chocolate, sprinkle some cookie pieces on and place back on the wax paper.

7. Allow to harden back up for a couple minutes then keep refrigerated when not enjoying so the chocolate doesn’t soften.

I had no idea how these were going to work out, but I am so excited that they did because they taste amazing!

I hope you give them a shot and enjoy them!

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Minties

Good Morning!

Since I have had no time to upload any of my pictures to share some awesome stuff with you I figured I would dish out on of my cookies that I created 🙂

This cookie is one that I created for the Kiss 95.7 Courtney’s Cookie Exchange Contest maybe a little over a year ago put on by Stonewall Kitchen. The only requirement was that you had to use one stonewall kitchen product in your cookie, so I used their Peppermint Hot Chocolate. I came in second place because a stupid Biscotti beat me…let me just say that it was not anything special, it was not creative at all and not that good (well I may be biased a little)! Whatever it was still great to see people I don’t know trying one of my cookies, it was a great feeling (Even though I wasn’t the one who baked them…they baked them at Stonewall Kitchen)!

Without further a do here is my cookie 🙂 (sorry no pictures)

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Minties (makes about 8 dozen)

Ingredients:

1 Cup Shortening

1 Cup Stonewall Kitchen Peppermint Hot Chocolate (or any peppermint hot chocolate)

½ Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

2 Cups Flour

1 ½ Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Baking Soda

1 bag (10lbs) Hershey Peppermint Kisses (Divided)

  • Chop about 2 cups of kisses (about 60), not too much you don’t want powder, small chunks
  • Cut up the remaining into pieces to melt on the top of the cookies

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350o
  2. Cream together Shortening, Hot Chocolate & Brown Sugar
  3. When well mixed, add in eggs
  4. Sift Flour, Baking Soda & Salt and add to creamed mixture
  5. Stir in the chopped Kisses
  6. Place 1 inch balls onto cookie sheet and bake about 10 min
  7. Remove cookies from the oven & leave them on the baking sheet

While still on baking sheet place a piece of the kiss on top and let melt (about a min.) and swirl the melted kiss on top, then move the cookies to the cooling rack

I hope you enjoy this cookie as much as I do 🙂