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       Title: Truffle Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
       6 oz Unsweetened chocolate; cut
       2 tb Butter or margarine
     1/3 c  Half and half
     1/2 c  Powdered sugar
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine;
     3/4 c  Powdered sugar
       1 tb Vanilla extract
       1 oz Unsweetened chocolate
            Melted & cooled
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/8 ts Salt
            Chocolate icing:
       1 c  Powdered sugar
       2 tb Milk
       1 oz Unsweetened chocolate;
   Recipe by: Gold Medal, The Best of Holiday Baking
       Heat 6 ounces chocolate in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat,
   stirring constantly, until melted; remove from the heat. Stir in 2
   tablespoons margarine, the half and half and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Shape
   the mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet; freeze,
   uncovered, for about 30 minutes, or until set.
        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix 1/2 cup margarine, 3/4 cup powdered
   sugar, the vanilla extract and 1 ounce melted chocolate. Work in the flour
   and salt until the dough holds together. If the dough is dry, mix in 1 or 2
   tablespoons milk.  Mold portions of dough around the frozen chocolate balss
   to form 1 1/2-inch balls.  Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie
   sheets.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until set but not brown. Remove from
   the cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.
        For the icing, mix the powdered sugar, milk and chocolate until
   smooth.  Dip the tops of the cookies into the icing. If desired, sprinkle
   with finely chopped nuts or chocolate shot, or drizzle with melted
   chocolate or vanilla-flavored candy coating. Penny Halsey (ATBN65B).
   Variations. Coconut Truffle Cookies:  Stir in 3 tablespoons flaked coconut
   with the half and half. Nut Truffle Cookies: Stir in 3 tablespoons finely
   chopped almonds, cashews or hazelnuts with the half and half. Nutrition
   Analysis:  180 calories, 2g protein, 20g carbohydrate, 10g fat, 0mg
   cholesterol, 70mg sodium.