Saturday, March 23, 2013
Exploding Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies
These look like muffins but taste like chocolate chip cookies. Even better, take a bite and melted chocolate explodes into your mouth. The only negative? Just eat one and you are full...guess that means the leftovers last longer :)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/2 Tbs vanilla
1 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 large block of milk chocolate (about 1 1/2 cups of chips)
Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).
Take 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and pour them into a plastic bag (like Ziploc). Lay flat and microwave for about 30-45 seconds or as long as it takes for the chips to melt. Set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy (we did this by hand but using a machine would be much easier). Add the egg and vanilla and beat again. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda to the wet mixture. Stir and then add the other 1 cup of chocolate chips. Stir until well combined.
Roll the dough into 20 evenly sized balls. Although the original recipe says to just do ten at first, we did all 20 to be sure that we would have enough to finish the recipe.
Flatten slightly ten of the balls and place each into the bottom of a muffin tin/cup.
Take your melted chocolate (should be slightly cool by now but if it is too cool microwave it again) and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. This will make it easy to squeeze the chocolate onto the cookie dogh.
Squeeze some chocolate into each muffin cup. We did not use a lot and perhaps next time would use more (so don't hold back!)
Next, take the other ten cookie balls and flatten them slight. Use each cookie ball to top the cookie/chocolate cup. Slightly press around the sides to push the cookie together.
Bake for about 9 minutes.
~We baked our cookies and tried to eat them right away. The problem with this is that they fell apart when trying to get them out of the muffin cup (and looked not cooked through to us) so we put them back in the oven. Later we realized we should have just let them sit a few minutes before trying to take them out of the muffin cups and they were cooked through. Ours ended up being a little over cooked after the second time in the oven. ~
You can microwave these cookies for a few seconds to make them warm and chewy before eating. We suggest serving them with a scoop of ice cream and drizzling any leftover chocolate on top. Yum!
This recipe was adapted from Kevin & Amanda