Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts Recipe

Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup baking cocoa

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

FILLING:

2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup butter, cubed

2 large egg yolks

Chocolate sprinkles

How to make it

Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture.

Shape level tablespoons of dough into 2-1/2-in.-wide patties. Press onto bottoms and up the sides of greased mini-muffin cups.

Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Immediately press a deep indentation in center of each with the end of a wooden spoon handle. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine chocolate chips, cream and butter; cook and stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from heat.

In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and a thermometer reads at least 160°, 15-17 minutes. Do not allow to boil. Immediately transfer filling to a bowl; cool 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Spoon 1 tablespoon filling into each crust. Top with sprinkles. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.