There's something about enjoying warm cookies and a tall glass of milk that always makes me feel like a kid again -- but this Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies recipe from Just a Pinch Recipes is anything but juvenile.
OMG. The only thing that beats a plain old chocolate chip cookie is one that actually oozes more chocolate when you bite into it, right? (My eyes are rolling back in my head just thinking about savoring a batch of these things.)
And whether you eat them alone or pair them with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream for a nice contrast, you really can't go wrong with this perfectly sinful yet worth every single calorie dessert.
(Pardon me for salivating. I can't help it.)
Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies
1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter flavor Crisco shortening
2 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
24 Dove dark chocolate kisses -- those wrapped squares, unwrapped
Pre-heat oven to 375. Spray or grease 24 muffin wells or use cupcake liners in the well and spray those too. Set aside.
Combine sugar, shortening, milk, and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat egg into creamed mixture.
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture until just blended. Stir in just the chocolate chips, not the Dove chocolate.
Cover bottom of muffin well or paper liner with cookie dough. Place 1 Dove chocolate in center and cover with 1 tablespoon or so of dough and seal in the Dove chocolate.
Bake 11-12 minutes for nice chewy cookies. Cool in pan for 6 minutes and remove to cooling rack to cool slightly. Serve on a plate with a side of ice cream on top or on the side. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
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