Molten Lava Cookies

Molten Lava Cookies


"Inspired by popular molten center cakes, these pillowy-soft, brownie-like cookies are made possible with real butter and a chocolate lava center made with semisweet and dark chocolate melted with vanilla."


41 m servings 205 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add cocoa powder, eggs and vanilla; mix until combined.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Using your thumb, press a thumbprint into the center; fill with a piece of chocolate and fold dough over to cover chocolate.
  4. Place balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are soft. Remove cookies to a cooling rack; dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm, if possible. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  5. To reheat cookies, place cookie on microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 5 seconds, or until cookie is slightly warm.
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  1. 8 Ratings


These cookies turned out great, and were a cinch to make! Instead of chopping up baking chocolate, I simply lucked out buying some chocolate baking chips (they were like large chocolate chips)....

These aren't exactly what I was expecting, but they were ok. They were a pain in the butt to make. After adding a bit of the flour, I had to dive in with clean hands and mix. The mixer was getti...

These are OK... they're actually very yummy when they come out of the oven, which is the best time to serve them. Nice and hot. However, after they cool they become average chocolate cookies. Th...