Baked Hazelnut Truffles

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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