Gilded Chocolate Truffle Thumbprints

Gilded Chocolate Truffle Thumbprints IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Gilded Chocolate Truffle Thumbprints IMAGE

Gold decorating dust adds a touch of festive elegance, while a rich truffle filling makes these cookies as decadent as can be. Look for decorating dust in baking or craft supply stores.

  • Portion size 25 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014

Ingredients

  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons clear vodka or rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon edible gold decorating dust
Truffle Filling:
  • 55 g semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream 35%

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg yolk and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; sift in cocoa powder. Stir into butter mixture just until combined.

Roll by rounded 1 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Supporting opposing sides of 1 ball with 2 fingers, press opposite index finger into centre to create deep well. Pinch together any cracks around edge. Repeat with remaining balls.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350?F (180?C) oven until no longer shiny, about 11 minutes. Let cool on pans for 3 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely.

Mix vodka with decorating dust; using soft fine-tip pastry brush, paint gold stripes across cookies. Let stand until dry, about 15 minutes.

Truffle Filling: Meanwhile, in heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat chocolate with cream, stirring, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

Spoon about 1/2 tsp of the truffle filling into well of each cookie; refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. (Makeahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Sodium 30 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 81.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 45 mg
  • Cholesterol 19 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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