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Cookies are good. Truffles are too. But truffles inside of cookies? Heck to the yes. These Chocolate Orange Truffle Crinkle Cookies are beyond legit!
I’m late to the baking game this Christmas. But there is still a week and a half before Santa is due to squeeze his fat tuckus down our chimney, so I’m gonna be pumping out cookies like it’s my job. The baking sheets are literally staying on the counter all week long. It’s not even worth putting them away for the few short hours they’ll have off each day.
Guys. Crinkle cookies. Where have they been hiding all my life? I literally just found out about them last week and have already made three different kinds. Just a word to the wise. Although they look beautiful and inviting, approach and devour slowly. My over-zealous wife had a coughing fit after trying to hastily inhale one on the cooling rack. Hello powdered sugar 🙂
Side note. I’m impressed that I used the words zealous and hastily in the same sentence as I’m typing this post out late on Sunday night.
And these Chocolate Orange Truffle Crinkle Cookies? Equally impressive.
So yea. Chocolate and orange is a serious flavor combo. #legit
And sure, we could have just stopped at making a quick and easy chocolate orange cookie dough and rolling it around in some powdered sugar before baking them off. But no. I’m all about going that extra step to impress the heck out of family and friends.
We’re going to stuff these creative crinkle cookies with easy homemade chocolate orange truffles. Boom.
Bring these bad boys to a cookie swap and you’ll get some instant cookie cred.
See that molten center? That’s the truffle hard at work.
And can we get a round of applause for Asheley, my beautiful wife, who graciously (without one sigh or eye roll) agreed to go all the way upstairs and change out of her pajamas an into an actual shirt so I could take those photos above… seriously, she’d appreciate some recognition.
And for all you hand model agents out there, she’s available for hire.
These cookies were made with Halos™ mandarin oranges. I actually picked up a bag of them at the grocery store last week in anticipation of cookie baking. One problem. I didn’t think about the Asheley factor.
Ashely factor = Asheley eating said Halos mandarin oranges. Thankfully she left me a few to work with 🙂
I really can’t blame her though…
Halos™ are sweet, juicy, seedless, and best of all… super easy to peel. And, guess what? They are non-GMO! That’s a huge win right there.