Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs

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Today is the Food Blogger Cookie Swap reveal day!! Everywhere you look today, you will find cookies, cookies, and more cookies!! This is the second year that I have participated in this wonderful fundraiser, and I can’t wait to do it all over again next year as well. Last year I made Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies, and this year I made Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs…..

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At first glance, they look like Russian Teacakes…but these little gems are actually so much more…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs #fbcookieswap2014

Chocolate cookies baked with Hershey Mint Truffle KISSES in the center and coated in powdered sugar…yum! All of your friends and family {and even Santa} will be happy to receive these cookies…..

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How to make Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner, set aside.

Beat together sugar, butter, melted chocolate, and vanilla until creamy…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs mix

Stir in flour and salt until dough is thoroughly combined…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs flour

Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of milk if dough is too dry…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs milk

You want it to stick together, but not be sticky. 😉  Scoop 1 Tablespoon of dough…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs scoop

and fill with a truffle kiss…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowball truffle

Roll into a ball…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs roll

Place on prepared baking sheet…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs pan

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until set, but not brown…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs bake

Allow to cool slightly then roll in powdered sugar. Place on a wire cooling rack and cool completely…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs sugar

Once cooled, roll again in powdered sugar to thoroughly coat…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs

I like to place my sugar coated cookies in cupcake wrappers to keep them from “coating” all of the other cookies on the plate with powdered sugar…..

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It also helps to protect the cookies when shipping them across the country {MassachusettsNew York – Texas}  . I place each cookie in a small plastic zipper bag then place it in a cupcake box…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs wrapped up |

Each small bag contains 6 cookies {1 dozen total} , then I wrapped it all up pretty tissue paper…..

Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs ready to ship | #fbcookieswap

4th Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap:

Hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen. This year we are again excited to be partnering with COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease.

Great Cookie Swap 2014

Each blogger donated to COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER AND our brand partners { OXODixie CrystalsCalifornia Olive RanchSheila G’s Brownie Brittle} will match our donation to COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER, dollar for dollar (up to $3000)! So we get to eat yummy cookies, you get awesome recipes, and the kid’s get much needed money for research. It’s a win win for everyone!!

The only downside to this year’s cookie swap, was an unexpected surgery the week that the cookies were shipped. 🙁   Thankfully, I was able to freeze them until I could eat solid food again, LOL

I received these delicious Cranberry Vanilla Shortbread Cookies from Heather at Join Us, Pull Up a Chair….

Cranberry Vanilla Shortbread Cookies |

and these yummy Double Chocolate Cookies from Donna at Dang that’s Delicious…..

Double Chocolate Cookies |

and these smooshed but delicious Chocolate Chip & Sugar Pinwheel Cookies from Meagan at A Zesty Bite…..

Chocolate Chip and Sugar Pinwheel Cookies |

Sorry, but post surgery I had no strength to find a plate and take a pretty picture. 🙁


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Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs

A holiday favorite, Chocolate Mint Truffle Snowballs are chocolate cookies wrapped around mint truffle KISSES, rolled in powdered sugar.
4 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, recipe, mint, chocolate,
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 25 Cookies
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cups powdered sugar plus additional for coating
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate melted
  • 1 ½ cCups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 25 Unwrapped Hershey Mint Truffle KISSES


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner, set aside.
  • Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  • Add the melted chocolate and beat to combine.
  • Stir in flour and salt and mix until dough holds together. If dough is dry, add 1 to 2 Tablespoons milk.
  • Scoop out dough, place a mint truffle KISSES in the center and roll into a ball.
  • Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes until set, but not brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool enough that they can be picked up. Roll in powdered sugar and place on a wire cooling rack.
  • Allow to cool completely, then roll again in powdered sugar.
  • Serve.


I used a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop. The first batch made 23 cookies, the second batch made 25. So you should end up with 20 to 25 cookies.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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