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chocolate lava cookie broken in half in 2 hands revealing molten chocolatey interior

THE BEST CHOCOLATE MOLTEN LAVA COOKIES RECIPE


  • Author: Zoha
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 cookies

Description

If chocolate lava cake, cookies and brownies had a baby - it would be these cookies right here! They're absolutely to die for.


Ingredients

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

  • 120g cup dark or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (6oz or slightly less than half of 1 14oz can)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (28g)

Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (113g)
  • 2/3 cup sugar (150g)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (130g)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (35g)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

Chocolate Fudge:

  • Place the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in a nonstick pan, and stir over low heat until the chocolate melts and a shiny mixture forms. Add the butter and stir until combined. Turn off the heat
  • Scoop the fudge with a tablespoon measure onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. It should form ~30g balls. Place into the freezer
  • This recipe makes extra fudge - you need only 6 balls for the cookies

Cookie dough:

  • Use an electric mixer to whisk the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until they form a light and creamy mixture. Add the egg and whisk for 30 seconds
  • Stir in the dry ingredients and use a spatula to combine with the butter mix. Stop mixing once everything comes together
  • Place the cookie dough into the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375F (conventional)

Assembly:

  • Once the dough is chilled and easier to handle, divide into 6 equal parts, about 75g each
  • Roll each into a ball. Working one piece at a time, flatten the ball in your palm, place a frozen ball of chocolate fudge, and seal with the cookie dough so the fudge is fully encased. Roll into a ball
  • Place the 6 cookie balls on lined baking sheets, leaving ample space between them to spread
  • Bake at 375F for ~12-13 minutes. The cookies should be semi-firm to touch, as they will firm up more once they come out of the oven

Notes

  • This recipe makes extra fudge, you can use the sauce for other recipes!
  • It is best to bake one test cookie first to see how long you like it baked for
  • You can easily double this recipe to make 12 cookies, but don't double the fudge sauce!
  • These cookies are best enjoyed warm when the fudge inside is still molten
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Chocolate Lava Cookies