Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

Like lava cake? Celebrate chocolate with this deep-dish version of America’s favorite cookie.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Step 2

    Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan with oil spray.
  3. Step 3

    Place 2/3 cup of the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and melt the chocolate chips, in 30-second intervals, until completely melted. Set aside.
  4. Step 4

    Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Step 5

    Cream together the butter and both sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  6. Step 6

    Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well blended. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  7. Step 7

    Pour the remaining chocolate chips into the bowl and mix until they're evenly distributed.
  8. Step 8

    Place 2 tablespoons of the cookie dough into the bottom of each prepared muffin cup.
  9. Step 9

    Press down on the cookie dough to flatten it, creating a small well in the middle.
  10. Step 10

    Place 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate over each flattened dollop of cookie dough.
  11. Step 11

    Refrigerate the cups for 3 to 4 minutes.
  12. Step 12

    Scoop 2 more tablespoons of the cookie dough on top of each of the refrigerated cups and press around the edges to seal the melted chocolate in the middle.
  13. Step 13

    Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 23 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  14. Step 14

    Remove the cookies from the oven and run a knife around the edges of each cup to loosen them from the pan.
  15. Step 15

    Let cool for 15 minutes, and then carefully remove the cookie cups by inverting the muffin pan onto a cookie sheet. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.