Holiday Sweet Swap- Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Salted Caramel

Welcome back to another week of the Holiday Sweet Swap I’m a guest host of this great party over at Pressed Down Shaken Together. For more great holiday sweets ideas click on the fun button below.


Oh yeah don’t forget to check out my guest post over at the Expressions Vinyl Blog.

The recipe I’m sharing today is directly from I saw it pop up in my e-mail the other day and just had to try it. It was a little more work than I’m used to for a cookie  but the results were worth it.

First gather all your ingredients:

Chocolate Truffle Cookies
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
30 Rolos(from 12-oz bag), unwrapped
20 Rolos(from 12-oz bag), unwrapped
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
I normaly wouldn’t use a pre-made roll of cookie dough but with time being short I decided to go ahead with it. I’m sure you could make your own small batch of dough but that part is up to you.
  • Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • In large bowl, mix cocoa, whipping cream and 1/2 teaspoon salt with wooden spoon until well blended. Crumble cookie dough into cocoa mixture; add chocolate chips, and stir until well blended.

Dough mix ins, Uploaded with Snapbucket

  • Place dough in freezer 15 minutes for easier handling.

Freeze, Uploaded with Snapbucket

  • Using measuring tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, shape dough into 30 balls. Freeze 15 minutes. (When Freezing for the 2nd time Pre-heat oven to 350)

Freeze 2, Uploaded with Snapbucket

  • Place 1 caramel inside each dough ball, covering completely and reshaping ball around caramel. Dough will be sticky; wet hands slightly if helpful. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. ( I highly suggest re-freezing the dough in between trays or its gets sticky)

Rolo cookies, Uploaded with Snapbucket

    • Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until edges of cookies are set. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, in small microwave bowl, microwave 20 caramels and 2 tablespoons whipping cream uncovered on High 45 seconds to 1 minute 15 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds or until caramel is melted and mixture is smooth.
    • Spoon or drizzle caramel over cookies. Just before serving, sprinkle with salt.

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