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Chocolate Lava Cookies

Gooey hot fudge contained within a rich chocolate cookie, for a "lava cake" experience with smaller portions and less mess.
Servings 24 Cookies
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins


  • Stand Mixer
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Baking Mats
  • Cooling Racks
  • Cookie Sheets


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Shortening
  • Cup Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 6 Oz Hot Fudge


  • Make sure your hot fudge is chilled so it's easy to work with.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda, and set aside.
  • In your mixer, cream together 1 cup of white sugar, the brown sugar, and shortening, until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, and water, and beat until the mixture is smooth.
  • Ass the flour/cocoa mix and beat to combine well.
  • Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces, roll into balls, and chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Flatten each dough ball into a thick disk. Add about 1 teaspoon of hot fudge to the center of each.
  • Carefully wrap the dough around the fudge, lightly pinch to seal, and re-roll into a ball.
  • Roll each dough ball in the remaining white sugar to coat the outside.
  • Place on cookie sheets lined with silicone baking mats (or parchment paper), spaced at least three inches apart to allow for spreading as they bake.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, until the cookies are just starting to crack on top.
  • Let cool for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling, or simply enjoy as they are.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Cookies