Friday, November 21, 2008

Molten Lava Chocolate Chip Cookie

Need I say more?  Just yum!  Go make a couple of these!

Made a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough.  Baked most of them as these:

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Then I did this:

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Baked these two guys for 15 minutes, next time I'll only do about 12 minutes.  I like goo!  But they are by all means, not overbaked. 

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Plenty of chocolaty deliciousness hidden inside.

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But that's just not quite enough, so I did this:

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And that, my friends, is what I call Molten Lava Chocolate Chip Cookie heaven!

Any cookie dough will work, but here's the recipe I used:

The Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies
INGREDIENTS
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup tightly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsps. pure vanilla extract
3 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
16 oz. flavorful bitter or semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used a 1 oz square of bitter sweet chocolate, a 4 oz bar of bitter sweet chocolate and about 10 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips)
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or lightly butter them, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or a large bowl if mixing by hand, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
2. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
3. Using your hands (I used my cookie scoop), shape knobs of dough about the size of a large walnut and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Stagger the rows of cookies to ensure even baking. Bake 12-15 for smaller cookies (I found that 10-11 minutes was perfect), 14-17 for larger ones or until the tops are a light golden brown. If the cookies are neither firm nor dark when they are removed from the oven, they will cool chewy and soft. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. If somehow they don't get inhaled immediately, they may be stored airtight at room temperature for up to one week.

I found this recipe from Amanda's Cookin' blog, which she posted recently from the latest Cookie Carnival recipes.  These cookies are good and full of chocolate chunks.  I used 8 oz. chopped Dove Dark Chocolates and 8 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips.  The cookies are not the chewy kind, but have a perfect crispness on the outside and are soft, but not cakey inside.  I sprayed two ramekins lightly with cooking spray, then covered the bottom of each with cookie dough.  Then I put a Dove Dark Chocolate in the middle and covered it with more dough, sealing it on all sides.  Do I say YUM to much?  Too bad.  Yum!   ; )   Again---

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Okay, I'm done!

47 comments:

Pamela said...

Wow!! Can I just say wow?? Anyway, that first picture of the chocolate oozing out of there looks SO RICH! It's begging for some ice cream, so you did the right thing. I've made this recipe 2x now, and I'm pleased with the results. When I saw the cookie pics, I thought they looked familiar! :o)

Megan said...

Cowabunga girl! That is one seriously chocolatey dessert. I like it!

Katrina said...

Pamela, If I can keep saying Yum, you can keep saying Wow! ;)
Megan, Icarumba, yessirree!

Amanda said...

OMG! Those look awesome! I loved them too, but your idea of the ramekins is perfect :)

RecipeGirl said...

Wow, you've really got somethin' special there!!! Love that gooey chocolate pouring out with the melty ice cream too.

I made a recipe from Martha for Choc. Chip Cookie Cupcakes last summer that everyone devoured. I think it's because it's like eating three cookies in one sitting!

Maria said...

Oh my goodness!! That dessert looks beyond amazing! I can't wait to try it!! YUM!!!

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Never seen anything like that, they look outstanding! I can see why you'd want to say YUM a lot...

Joanna said...

No. You. Didn't. Haha This is just wow. I thought I had seen food porn before, but this takes the cookie!!

How much more decadent can a dessert get?!?!!?

cookienurse said...

Your cookies are gorgeous...how did you get the chocolate chips layered that way? Genius!!

leisa said...

I love this recipe, I found it at www.stoveria.blogspot.com recently. Now I have to cook it the same way. I also have 4 boys 11, 9, 6 & 5 and they love choc chip biscuits. I will be back. Leisa

Brooke said...

This post is evil! I'm drooling on my keyboard...

Lisa Ernst said...

These look beyond good. I can see myself eating one of the molten cookies still warm and gooey from the oven with a scoop of ice cream on top (as pictured). This would make a great restaurant dessert too.

Lisa said...

Holy cow! I want one!

alexandra's kitchen said...

No, no. Say no more. Holy Cow!

Darius T. Williams said...

There's no way I could live with you...no way at all...I could eat this ALL THE TIME!

-DTW
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Erin said...

These look delicious!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I have no words. Ok I found some: I want to be your neihgbour! Amazing Katrina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Gosh, you are an evil baking genius! Who could resist such a decadent treat?

Anonymous said...

i tried this recipe and it is great! thank you!

Culinary Cory said...

OMG! This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing on the Food Bloggers forum. I never would have known this recipe existed.

Megan said...

I can see why this is such a popular post. OMG-YUM!!! I had to show my hubs who is a molten lava cake fiend! He was drooling all over my keyboard.

Barbara Bakes said...

Looks fabulous! I can see why people love it!

Jamie said...

Question..does the chocolate harden after being baked and left for about a half hour or more?

Katrina said...

Jamie,
These didn't last long enough to know if the chocolate would harden, I would supposed by the next day it would harden back up. Nuked in the microwave for 10-30 seconds before serving would give it back the molten effect! After 1-2 hours, they were not hardened back up though.

Daphne said...

I baked these yummy and rich treats! I have to tell you that you that you are the cause of my recent obsession with finding these darn Hershey Kisses. I can't find them anywhere! I finally decided to use the coconut cream Kisses I found and they turned out delicious. Thanks for the inspiration! I blogged about it and gave you a shout out. Come check it out. http://foodjunkiefromtexas.blogspot.com/2010/03/chocolate-chip-coconut-mini-cakes.html

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Sandy's Sweet Cakes said...

Holy Crap! That's the perfect dessert. My husband and I went to Red Lobster for our anniversary last weekend and saw this advertised, but we were too full to get it. Yours looks so much more delicious than theirs. And anything homemade is way better anyway! Thanks for the recipe!

Heather Davis said...

Why oh why do people keep posting these gorgeous chocolate treats when I've given it up for lent?! It's just not fair. Can't wait to try it soon though.

Suzanne said...

Gee-Mo-Netly, Trigger! Now THIS is a cookie I could sink my teeth into! I do love me some cookies. You may get me to bake something yet!! :D

Tree said...

AWESOMENESS!!! My family will love you forever! LOL

fajas colombianas said...

These look absolutely delicious.

Андрей said...

All very tasty, I liked it!
Cooking tasty with you ....

Anonymous said...

I loved them! Also, I experimented and made the cookie dough, rolled them into balls, and then made a cavity where I put more chocolate and closed them off again. They look the same, but everyone was so surprised when they bit into them and found a whole layer of chocolate. Delicious!

Brandon said...

Wow! You really put the icing on the cake! Or should I say ice cream on the cookie cake! Awesome, looks delicious!

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Jen said...

oh nooooo!!! this is more than my weak will can handle!!! want!!!

Onetouch Ultra Mini said...

This is a wonderful recipe, thanks so much for sharing. You did a great job with the images too; I will definitely try this recipe this weekend.

Food Lover said...

WOW this looks heavenly yummyyyy :)

Prasouda said...

That's what I call a good dessert! these cookies look awesome.

Anonymous said...

Just want to print the recipe and
not any of the other material.

shirley

Katrina said...

Shirley--just copy and paste. Here's the chocolate chip cookie recipe I used, though you could use any recipe you'd like. Then fill each with a Dove chocolate (or similar) in the center and bake. This post was so long ago I should do a rewrite of it with the recipe better written. Thanks!

The Ultimate Chewy and Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies
INGREDIENTS
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup tightly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsps. pure vanilla extract
3 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
16 oz. flavorful bitter or semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used a 1 oz square of bitter sweet chocolate, a 4 oz bar of bitter sweet chocolate and about 10 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips)
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or lightly butter them, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or a large bowl if mixing by hand, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
2. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
3. Using your hands (I used my cookie scoop), shape knobs of dough about the size of a large walnut and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Stagger the rows of cookies to ensure even baking. Bake 12-15 for smaller cookies (I found that 10-11 minutes was perfect), 14-17 for larger ones or until the tops are a light golden brown. If the cookies are neither firm nor dark when they are removed from the oven, they will cool chewy and soft. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. If somehow they don't get inhaled immediately, they may be stored airtight at room temperature for up to one week.

Alecia said...

Made two of these last night, one for me and my housemate. Holy smokes, amazing! Thanks for the recipe, it's up on my pinterest and fb accounts :)

Katrina said...

Thanks, Alecia--that makes me happy to hear!

Mama Peck said...

Wow! This is a popular post! I pinned it a couple of weeks ago and I get up to 50 repins a day. Sure hope that translates to an equal number of visits to your blog! Haven't tried it yet but it sure looks good. :)

Laura said...

This looks amazing. I'm still hunting for my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe and I saw this post from my friend (she pinned it). I can't wait to try them!

Frosted Fingers said...

Looks great! We have the same plates :)

Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen said...

OK my mouth is watering so much right now!! YUM

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