molten fudge cookies

September 30, 2008

Warm fudgy chocolate in convenient cookie form. I tweaked/streamlined the recipe from Cookie Madness, and changed the name (the original name was Molton Chocolate Lava Cookies – but since there’s no goo/liquid center it seemed a little misleading).

Molten Fudge Cookies

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 TBSP butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips with the butter in the microwave in a medium glass (or otherwise microwave safe) bowl in 15-30 second intervals. Stir after each nuking. When it becomes a thick, frosting-like consistency, you’re done. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat in.

Beat chocolate into egg mixture in three or four additions. Add a scoop, beat until smooth, repeat.

Mix flour and baking powder together thoroughly in a small bowl. Once mixed, gradually beat into egg, sugar, and vanilla mixture.

Chill mixture in refridgerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment.

Dish out chilled batter into 16 portions (8 per sheet). Bake for 12 minutes, rotating cookie sheets halfway through (rotate front to back, top sheet to bottom).

After baking, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes then serve. Be cautious, as cookies will be hot. Can reheat fully-cooled cookies in the microwave for 10 seconds, but isn’t nearly as amazing as they are fresh from the oven.

Are you sensing a trend? Peanut butter goes over very well with the people in my life, and peanut butter is something I’ve always got around. I’ve made them twice, and both times they failed to live up to the picture I found on Cookie Madness. Maybe it’s because I subbed chocolate chips for peanuts? The first time I made them I thought they turned out stiff and crumbly because I had screwed up and used baking powder instead of soda, but they turned out exactly the same the second time with the correct ingredient. So hey. In any case, they look weird but taste great. Just be sure to eat over a plate because they will crumble all over. Unless they turn out like they look in the original recipe. Those don’t look so destructible.

Cookie Madness Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
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Notes: I used mini chocolate chips in place of the peanuts, and if you don’t have baking soda baking powder works just fine.