In “Board Games,” learn to level up your Sunday brunch, create a holiday board with all your favorite cookies, or style a cheese board for a night in. This Mother’s Day dessert board from Heather Templeton of Heather’s Home Bakery features a brownie cookie made with melted-down dark chocolate truffles.

Since I was a child, my favorite candy from Harry & David has been its truffles…and what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to share these sweet and dreamy treats that bring back such fond memories!

Truffles melt very easily, making them perfect in this decadent brownie cookie recipe that will be the focal point of your Mother’s Day dessert board. I used the truffles to make a dark chocolate reduction, which I then mixed into the cookie batter, making these cookies deep, rich, and impossible to resist.

Making the truffle brownie cookies

Reduce the truffles by melting and whisking them into a smooth, deliciously drip-worthy consistency. This is the only chocolate these cookies need, and the truffle flavor shines through brilliantly. Just make sure to check the chocolate often when using the microwave (or melt it slowly over low heat if using the stove) since chocolate can burn easily.

Besides the melted truffles, you only need seven other simple ingredients to create these little chocolate gems. The cookies come out perfectly soft and are wonderful either eaten plain or dipped in melted chocolate. You could even top them with fruit and ice cream and turn them into a base for a delightful sundae.

The Dessert Board

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Homemade truffle brownie cookies (recipe below)
  • Raspberry and blackberry galettes
  • Chocolate hazelnut wafer rolls
  • Chocolate dipped almond biscotti
  • Harry & David signature truffles (melt half of them for a dipping sauce)
  • Hazelnut coffee spoons
  • Lemon almonds
  • Milk chocolate enrobed apricots
  • Blueberries (or your favorite seasonal fruit)

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Notes:

Start with your main items, which, in this case, are the brownie cookies. Place the cookies in the center so they draw the eye. You can add a few extra in a different spot to create balance across the board.
Place everything else anywhere you want on the board. I used wafer rolls on both sides of the board facing in opposite directions. The diverse flavored truffles and raspberry galettes in different spots across the board bring an array of colors.
Add some greenery and florals to give it a fresh, vibrant feel and match the season.
Author: Heather Templeton
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tried this recipe? Snap a pic and share.Mention @harryanddavid or tag #sharemore!
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Truffle Brownie Cookies

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chocolate truffle reduction (8 Harry & David dark chocolate truffles melted)
  • cup salted butter (melted)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup melted chocolate chips for dipping (optional)

Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, melt eight dark chocolate truffles in the microwave on high for about 60 seconds, stirring at the 30-second mark and adding time until smooth and lump free.
  • Mix the melted truffles with the melted butter and sugar.
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt until just mixed.
  • Scoop out 2 tablespoon-sized cookie dough balls and place them on a cookie sheet. Press each cookie down with the back of a measuring cup to about ¾-inch thick.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow to cool for a minute on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For dipping/drizzling option, melt chocolate chips on high in a microwave-safe bowl for 45-60 seconds or until fully melted. Be cautious, as the bowl can come out hot. Whisk until chocolate is free of lumps. Dip each cookie halfway into the chocolate, or drizzle the chocolate onto each cookie. Place on parchment paper to dry; chocolate will harden as cookie cools.
  • Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to four days.

Notes:

These cookies can easily be made gluten free. Just swap out regular flour for a gluten-free flour blend.
Author: Heather Templeton
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tried this recipe? Snap a pic and share.Mention @harryanddavid or tag #sharemore!
Author

Heather is the creator, baker, and photographer behind Heather’s Home Bakery. She started baking when her oldest child turned one and she wanted to make his 1st birthday cake. After baking up her first-ever layer cake, she was hooked. From cakes and cookies to scones and muffins to brownies and beyond, she loves developing and sharing delicious dessert recipes that others truly love and love to share.

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