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Baked Hazelnut Truffles

Attractive bite-sized cookies capture the decadent flavor of truffle candies.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 42
 

Ingredients

4
oz semisweet baking chocolate
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2
tablespoons hazelnut liqueur
2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup chopped hazelnuts (filberts)
About 40 milk chocolate stars
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
Candy sprinkles or coarse white sparkling sugar, if desired

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large microwavable bowl, microwave baking chocolate and butter uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once, until softened. Stir in condensed milk, liqueur, flour and hazelnuts. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Shape dough by tablespoonfuls around each chocolate star. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until dough is shiny and set but still soft. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips and oil uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds, stirring once, until softened. Stir until smooth. Dip top of each cookie into melted mixture; immediately top each with candy sprinkles while mixture is still soft. Let stand until coating is set.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large microwavable bowl, microwave baking chocolate and butter uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once, until softened. Stir in condensed milk, liqueur, flour and hazelnuts. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Shape dough by tablespoonfuls around each chocolate star. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until dough is shiny and set but still soft. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips and oil uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds, stirring once, until softened. Stir until smooth. Dip top of each cookie into melted mixture; immediately top each with candy sprinkles while mixture is still soft. Let stand until coating is set.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For a gift, tuck single cookies in small tissue-lined holiday boxes.

Frangelico is one brand of hazelnut liqueur.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
20mg
20%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.