Chocolate chip cookies just got a whole lot better now that I stuffed them with a molten chocolate ganache center!
Every month my blog besties and I get together and bring y’all a little themed post. We usually shoot for something that at least loosely relates to the season which is why we brought you a little Halloween love last month and some wedding action in honor of Nicole from Little Blog on the Homestead gettin’ hitched. So this month instead of something to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit we’re celebrating my favorite holiday instead….MY BIRTHDAY!
*confetti* *streamers* *balloons* My actual birthday is Sunday the 18th but ohhhhhhh man I intend to party hearty all weekend long. And by party I mean lay around in my pajamas and eat brownie cake and these cookies and drink hard cider. Because that is how I roll. I’m an animal.
At least I went a little animal on these cookies because. Ohmygoodnessgracious. These are so good and so easy and you’ll want to make them over and over and over again. After a couple messy attempts I decided to desist with the headache that is soft ganache and froze them into little balls instead. It made it dreamily easy and I may have eaten a few of those ganache balls before they made it into cookies. No shame.
You could use this technique with just about any cookie dough or filling. White chocolate filling inside of a raspberry shortbread or dark chocolate filling inside of a peanut butter dough or Nutella inside of pretty much like anything. Because you can never ever never go wrong with Nutella. AmIright? What more is there to say about these cookies other than…happy birthday to meeeeeeeee!!! I think I might have to add these to the list of birthday traditions!
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 stick salted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- In a double boiler or microwave safe dish melt the chocolate and milk together, stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Allow ganache to cool until set then roll into balls about the size of a nickle.
- Freeze until firm.
- Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter until softened and add in brown and white sugars, mixing to form a grainy paste.
- Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Mix in flour mixture and chocolate chips until fully incorporated but don't over mix.
- Set dough in fridge for 20-30 minutes to firm up.
- Scoop dough into 1 1/2 Tbs balls using a medium cookie scoop (aff)
- Gently push frozen chocolate ball into the center of the dough and pinch dough closed to seal it.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 20-22 minutes on a lined or greased cookie sheet.
Plus my blog besties have put together some awesome birthday posts for y’all! Hop over and check them out!
Chocolate Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cook. Craft. Love.
Celebrating a Birthday Alone, An Aiming High Wife
Lemon Crispy Rice Treats, Goodie Godmother
DIY Magazine Gift Bags, Little Blog on the Homestead
5 Fabulous Tips for Hosting an Ordinary Birthday Party, No Bohn’s About It