Recipe: Molten Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I had a ferocious craving for chocolate chip cookies the other day and I decided to jazz them up a little- because hey Go Big or Go Home right?

This is a super simple way to dress up cookies and then you can call them fancy names like “Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies” or “Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies” or go with the Molten Chocolate Chip as I did.

I just went with a basic chocolate chip recipe (my favorite recipe is listed below) and you simply stuff them with candy to create this molten center. I used Dove chocolates and I treated myself to a bag of the Dove Promises sea salt caramel chocolates- they also have mint chocolates or regular milk chocolate caramel or white chocolate- whatever you like.

You could substitute Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Bliss candy, Rolos… etc… etc… but I find the size of the Dove Promises to be best. Plus you say sea salt caramel and I am in.

You simply make the cookie dough recipe and then scoop the dough into little balls.  Flatten the balls and place the candy in the center.  Roll the dough back up so the candy is completely covered.

And then bake away for about 10 minutes.  Once they come out of the oven, you should have a super chewy and soft cookie with an ooey-gooey center.

4.5 from 2 reviews

Molten Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
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Serves: 24 cookies
Simple recipe to create ooey-gooey molten chocolate chip cookies.
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tea vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tea baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 bag candy of your choice- I used Dove Promises Sea Salt Caramel
  1. Cream together the softened butter and the two sugars.
  2. Add eggs one at a time to incorporate.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl and slowly add to the butter mixture.
  6. Scoop small handfuls of the dough and roll into a ball.
  7. Flatten into a disk and lay the chocolate in the center.
  8. Roll back into a ball shape. The chocolate should be completely surrounded by cookie dough.
  9. Bake at 350° for approximately 10 minutes.


Now I tend to cut the dough in half and wrap it in saran wrap. I roll it into a log and pop it in the freezer. (That way I don’t sit and eat 24 cookies in a day- which could actually happen.)  When you are ready for more cookies, just pull out of the freezer to defrost. Slice the log and stuff with candy. Bake as usual.

*If you want a lighter dessert for summertime, you might take a look at the 4th of July Strawberry handpies!


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Maria C June 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM

the cookies look scrumptious. Yummy

Jean June 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Those look incredible, but I have no willpower around any sort of cookie or dough. Alas.

Stephanie June 12, 2012 at 4:29 PM

YUM!!! I didn’t know that those Dove Sea Salt and Caramel candies existed. I’m afraid for myself… Lol. Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe! I need to do some baking this weekend

Shannon June 12, 2012 at 4:42 PM

These look super yummy. How many eggs are needed?

Charlene June 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Oh thanks for pointing that out Shannon. 2 eggs.

Ronni June 12, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Looks really yummy…if it weren’t about 100 degrees right now I’d bake some now.

Lori June 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Wow! I’m trying not to drool all over my computer. These look absolutely wonderful. I know what I’m baking tomorrow. :)

Spencer June 12, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Looks like a great recipe! Loving the addition of Dove chocolate too.

sandy June 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

my weakness is dove promises!

T.G. June 14, 2012 at 6:05 PM

This is awesome! I made them with a box of sugar cookie mix I had laying around, and some mini Reese’s cups. Then rolled in sugar. My family approved……

Charlene June 14, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Yeah :) So glad it worked and you did an even simpler version. Yummy!

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