Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies – fudgy cookies with a melted mint truffle kiss on the inside. Melted chocolate on top makes them extra pretty for Christmas cookie trays!
Love eating cookie dough? These cookies are eggless, so go ahead and indulge. It’s some of the creamiest cookie dough you will ever taste!
CHOCOLATE MINT SURPRISE COOKIES
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but chocolate and mint together is one of my very favorite flavors in the world! I tweaked my chocolate truffle cookie recipe to come up with these wonderful mint surprise cookies.
The powdered sugar in these mint truffle cookies gives them a very smooth fudge-like texture. And they kind of just melt in your mouth
On the outside, they look like a simple chocolate cookie, but then you bite into one and get a mint truffle explosion. Awesome stuff!
To make them even more irresistible, you melt some mint kisses and drizzle them over the tops of the cookies. That’s three layers of flavor!
Mint kisses are only available during the holiday season, so hurry and make these while you can! Or if you’re crazy about chocolate mint like I am, you can freeze the kisses so you can enjoy them later on during the year. 🙂
(To skip my tips and tricks and just see the printable recipe card, scroll to the bottom of the post.)
HOW TO MAKE MINT TRUFFLE COOKIES
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THESE COOKIES:
- butter, softened to room temperature (I use salted butter.)
- powdered sugar (Also called confectioners sugar, it gives the cookies an extra smooth texture.)
- unsweetened cocoa powder (I use regular Hershey’s cocoa.)
- sour cream (regular, light, and fat free all work)
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- Hershey’s mint truffle kisses (for the inside and tops of the cookies)
- Make a simple cookie dough by creaming together the butter, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder. Beat in the sour cream and vanilla, then stir in the flour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and unwrap the kisses.
- Scoop about a tablespoon of cookie dough and wrap it around an unwrapped mint kiss. (I like to use a cookie scoop to ensure that the cookies are the same size and bake evenly.)
- Place balls of dough on parchment or silicone lined baking sheets. (You can use cooking spray instead, but the bottoms of the cookies have prettier edges with parchment or silpat.)
- Bake at 350° for about 8-10 minutes, just until set. Cool on pans for 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool.
- Melt remaining kisses and drizzle over the tops of the cooled cookies. I like to melt mine in a glass bowl in the microwave at half power, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth.
-For prettiest chocolate drizzle, pour the melted chocolate into a small ziplock bag. Snip a tiny corner off the bag and squeeze the chocolate through the hole.
Love Hershey kisses? Here are a few more recipes to try:
- Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies
- Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- Chocolate Kiss Cookies
- Pistachio Cookies
- Mint Kiss Cookie Cups
- Macaroon Kiss Cookies
- Easy Shortbread Cookies
- Andes Mint Cookies
- M&M Chocolate Cookies
- Cherry Shortbread Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Italian Christmas Cookies
- Dipped Ginger Cookies
- Christmas Cookie Sticks
Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups butter
- 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup sour cream (fat free works fine)
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 (10 oz) bag Hershey’s Mint Truffle Kisses, unwrapped
- Cream butter, powdered sugar, and cocoa till creamy. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Stir in flour.
- Take about a tablespoon of dough and wrap around a mint kiss. You should get about 36 cookies. Reserve the remaining kisses!
- Place balls on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for about 8-10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing to cooling racks. Cool completely.
- Melt remaining kisses and drizzle over the top of the cookies.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
(originally published Nov 12, 2013, updated December 2020)
These mint truffle cookies really are divine. Give them a try and I bet they’ll become a favorite at your house!