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Thin Mint Cookie Dough Truffles

I know there are lots of thin mint truffles out there right now.
But these ain’t them.
Don’t get me wrong– I’m not hating on them. They’re outrageously good.
(Like these, at Creative Live)
But I really wanted to make the recipes for this series a little different–
stuff you, hopefully, haven’t seen too often (or at all) before.
I literally used the recipe for home made thin mint cookies (plus a little cream cheese) to make the filling and dipped it in chocolate. Voila! Hope you like :)

Thin Mint Cookie Dough Truffles

Modified from Baking Bites
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Ingredients:
  • 1 1/8 c. AP flour
  • 7 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Butter
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • splash of Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Peppermint extract*
  • 3-5 Tbsp. Milk (more if necessary)
  • At least 8 oz. melted dipping chocolate (the darker the better)
Instructions:
  1. Using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer, mix all ingredients together except for the milk.
  2. Add the milk 1 tbsp at a time, until dough is a manageable consistency for scooping and rolling.
  3. Scoop out 1 tsp at a time of the dough, roll into balls. Place in the freezer for 10-20 minutes, until firm.
  4. Dip in melted dipping chocolate, let harden on wax paper.

* I started with 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract since I was halving the original recipe which only calls for about 1/2 tsp– and I could barely taste the peppermint! But since peppermint is such a strong flavor and easy to over-do, I’d suggest only adding about 1/4 tsp at a time, until you get it just right for you.

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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17 Responses to “Thin Mint Cookie Dough Truffles”

  1. Our Delightful Home posted on February 29, 2012 at 9:04 am (#)

    Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  2. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on February 29, 2012 at 9:22 am (#)

    Yep. These are calling my name.

  3. 4Sisters posted on February 29, 2012 at 9:56 am (#)

    Genius! I’ve made those cookies from Baking Bites before – they are delicious! I love this truffle idea!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  4. thedomesticrebel.com posted on February 29, 2012 at 11:33 am (#)

    I love that these truffles are cookie DOUGH, not just the usual ground-up cookies.
    So I can save my thin mints for myself AND eat these.
    You’re so economical, Ashton!!

  5. Winnie posted on February 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm (#)

    Never tasted cookie dough truffles before and yours look absolutely outrageous!
    I must try them

  6. Sue posted on February 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm (#)

    Perfectly delicious! The real deal:)

  7. Kristin@gratefulbelly.com posted on February 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm (#)

    I could really use one (ten) of these right now!

  8. Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com posted on February 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm (#)

    Yum! These look fab! Visiting from Lady Behind the Curtain.

  9. Sarah Fennel posted on February 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm (#)

    OMG these look so good! Thin Mints always were my faves

  10. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on March 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm (#)

    I love these! That way I can have them all year long. Beautiful photos too. :)

  11. mjskit posted on March 2, 2012 at 11:40 pm (#)

    So who doesn’t love Thin Mints, so how could one ever resist a Thin Mint Truffle?!? These look delicious!

  12. Erin posted on March 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh! These sound so stinkin’ delicious!!!

  13. Jessie Blanchard posted on March 23, 2014 at 11:23 am (#)

    How many truffles does this recipe make?

  14. Vanessa posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:41 am (#)

    This looks amaaaazing! :)

    http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com

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