Chocolate Molten Lava Cookies

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Chocolate Molten Lava Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 cookies


**For the Chocolate Fudge Sauce:**

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

**For the 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 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


**Chocolate Fudge:**

  • In a nonstick pan, melt the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk over low heat until a shiny mixture forms. Add butter and stir until combined. Turn off the heat.
  • Scoop the fudge with a tablespoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, forming ~30g balls. Freeze. You only need 6 for the cookies.

**Cookie Dough:**

  • Use an electric mixer to whisk butter and sugar until light and creamy (2-3 minutes). Add the egg and whisk for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients, using a spatula to combine. Stop mixing once everything comes together.
  • Place the cookie dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.


  • Divide the chilled dough into 6 equal parts (about 75g each).
  • Roll each into a ball. Flatten in your palm, place a frozen fudge ball, and seal with cookie dough. Roll into a ball.
  • Place the 6 cookie balls on lined baking sheets, leaving space to spread.
  • Bake at 375°F for ~12-13 minutes. Cookies should be semi-firm to touch; they’ll firm up more after baking.


  • This recipe makes extra fudge for other treats!
  • Bake a test cookie first to determine your preferred baking time.
  • You can double the recipe for 12 cookies, but don’t double the fudge sauce!
  • Enjoy these cookies warm when the fudge inside is still molten.

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