Polka-Dot Truffles

Polka-Dot Truffles

Indulge in rich chocolate cookies reminiscent of fine truffle candies.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

2:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

 

About 2 dozen cookies

Truffles
6
ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut up
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3
cup half-and-half
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon vanilla
1
ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
White Icing
1
cup powdered sugar
About 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Chocolate Icing
1
cup powdered sugar
About 2 tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
Polka Dots
Additional powdered sugar
  1. In heavy 2-quart saucepan, melt 6 ounces chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter, the half-and-half and 1/2 cup powdered sugar; cool.
  2. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; freeze uncovered about 30 minutes or until set.
  3. Heat oven to 350ºF. In medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla and 1 ounce melted chocolate with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together. (If dough is dry, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.)
  4. Mold portions of dough around frozen chocolate balls to form 1 1/2-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. In small bowl, mix all White Icing ingredients until smooth. In another small bowl, mix all Chocolate Icing ingredients until smooth.
  6. Spoon White Icing over tops of half of the cookies and Chocolate Icing over tops of remaining cookies; let icing spread over cookies. Stir enough additional powdered sugar into remaining icing until stiff enough to pipe. Place each in decorating bag or resealable plastic bag with small corner snipped off; pipe chocolate icing on white-iced cookies in polka-dot design. Pipe white icing on chocolate-iced cookies.
Makes About 2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Polka-dot cookies meet their match in polka-dot wrap or a polka-dot gift box.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.