Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies

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These cookies are très chocolatey, and when I noticed how little flour it involved, I decided to swap it out entirely for gluten-free flour. Unfortunately I think it made my cookies too crumbly. That’s the downside to using gluten-free flour, it doesn’t seem to have the stretchy, bond-y properties that gluten protein has. Oh well.

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Unlike the recipe I adapted from, I didn’t have salted chocolate around, so I just used regular chocolate. The salt doesn’t seem to hold up too well in the recipe – I think sprinkling it before baking would result in a better contrast. I just forgot to =/ Try to use actual flaky sea salt; it’ll look much prettier on your cookies and I’ve found that it just tastes better.

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Salted Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Makes about 20 cookies
Adapted from Butter Baking

Ingredients
300g dark chocolate, chopped
30g unsalted butter
2 eggs
¼ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup gluten-free flour (or regular all-purpose flour)
¼ tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt (plus extra, for sprinkling)
⅓ cup chocolate chips

Method
Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line trays with baking paper.
Place the chopped chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each burst, until chocolate and butter are melted, smooth and combined.
Whisk in the sugar. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt, stirring to combine.
Allow the dough to cool a little, then stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough in the fridge until slightly hardened.
Use a cookie scoop to drop balls of dough onto the prepared trays. Sprinkle each cookie with a little sea salt (optional and to taste).
Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are slightly cracked.
Allow to cool before removing from trays. Makes about 20 cookies.

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