Chocolate Lava Cookies

Chocolate Lava Cookies

Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Total time 42 mins
Author: Liz Berg
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24-30 cookies

Delectable chocolate cookies stuffed with fudge sauce


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 8-ounce jar fudge sauce (I used Best Boy brand)
  • Sugar, for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Line baking sheets with parchment. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla, then cocoa powder. Add baking powder and flour and stir into dough till combined
  3. Scoop out dough balls about the size of a walnut or approximately 2 tablespoons and place dough balls on baking sheets, leaving 2+ inches space between. Flatten each with palm of your hand.
  4. Scoop about a half teaspoon of fudge sauce onto the center of the flattened dough. Fold dough up over fudge and seal well. Roll into a ball between your palms. Repeat with rest of dough and fudge. Roll in granulated sugar
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or till edges are set and tops are slightly puffed.