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Chocolatenut Truffle Cookies

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Servings: 78
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  Butter or margarine, softened and divided
1/4  cup  Whipping cream
2  tablespoons  Honey
6  ounces  Semisweet chocolate chips
2  tablespoons  Bourbon
1  tablespoon  Vanilla extract
1/2  cup  Confectioner's sugar, sifted
2 1/4  cups  All-purpose flour
1/4  teaspoon  Ground nutmeg
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1 1/2  cups  Chopped pecans, toasted and coarsely ground

In a heavy medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup butter, whipping cream, and honey over medium-low heat. Stirring frequently, heat mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in bourbon and vanilla. In a large bowl, cream remaining 3/4 cup butter and confectioner's sugar. In a medium bowl, combine flour, nutmeg, and salt. Add dry ingredients and chocolate mixture to creamed mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Cover dough and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in pecans. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: About 6 1/2 dozen cookies. Per cookie: Calories 66; fat 4.7 g; cholesterol 7 mg; carbohydrate 5.8 g; fiber 0.3 g; protein 0.7 g; sodium 31 mg; potassium 22 mg.

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