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Mint Truffle Cups

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Mint Truffle Cups
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 24
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You can't get much more perfect than these velvety morsels, with intense chocolate and mint flavors cradled in a chocolate mini-crust.
Updated Mar 4, 2010

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

Filling

  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

Topping

  • 12 thin chocolate and green mints, unwrapped, coarsely chopped

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg; blend well. Add flour and cocoa; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 325°F. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Place 1 piece in each of 24 ungreased miniature muffin cups; press in bottom and up sides of each cup, level with tops of cups.
  • 3
    Bake at 325°F. for 13 to 16 minutes or until set. Cool in pans on wire racks for 20 minutes. Remove from pans.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients. Heat over low heat until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cool 20 minutes or until filling thickens slightly.
  • 5
    Spoon about 2 teaspoons filling into each baked chocolate cup. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until filling is set. Sprinkle chopped mints on top of each cookie; press in lightly. Store in refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    The rich chocolate filling in these cookies is a "ganache," made by heating and stirring together semisweet chocolate and whipping cream until the chocolate has melted.
  • tip 2
    Use peppermint extract, rather than mint extract, for this recipe. Mint extract will not blend well with the rest of the ingredients.
  • tip 3
    Present these creamy chocolate-mint cookies in decorative 1 3/4-inch holiday-themed paper or foil cups. Look for these cups at cookware, candy-making supply and grocery stores during the holidays.

Nutrition Information

120 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 11g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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