The Twelve Days of Cookies!
From December 1-12th I’ll post a new cookie (or holiday treat) recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining or cookie exchanges!
The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment (hint, a small loaf tin and electric hand beaters are your friends for so many of these recipes!) so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.
Okay, okay, okay these are not cookies but they definitely are the stuff of Christmases past, although mum used to make these a different shape. The original recipe comes from a Christmas treat leaflet published by The Australian Women’s Weekly in December 1971 and it was the first homemade chocolate recipe I remember. So fancy!
The recipe is actually really simple to do although there are a couple of steps that you complete in the opposite order that you might expect (adding the creamed butter to the egg yolk, not the other way around) and the original directions call for the filling to be piped out then dipped in chocolate. Those directions call for you to pipe them out into log shapes and when we were little girls, my sister and I affectionately referred to these as “dog poos” because, well, that’s kind of what they looked like LOL.
They are super rich (hello butter, chocolate and egg yolk as the only ingredients in the filling) so the smaller log shapes are the perfect size. However I’m a traditionalist I guess and I just prefer a regular truffle shape, not the logs. Also, the logs still make me laugh!
This is not a complicated recipe but you might get in a mess – the truffle interior is pretty melty as soon as you (or the cookie scoop or the melted chocolate) touch it so you do have to work quickly. But it’s worth it, these are SO delicious!
Simple festive rum truffles. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
For the truffles
For the coating
Make the truffle interior
Assemble the truffles
Simple festive rum truffles.
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Check out the rest of the:
The Twelve Days of Cookies
Day 1: Easy Three Ingredient Shortbread
Day 2: Jam Drops
Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice
Day 4: Melting Moments
Day 5: White Christmas
Day 6: Langues de Chat
Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice
Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits
Day 9: Rocky Road
Day 10: Honey Joys
Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles
Day 12: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)
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