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Chocolate chip cookies just got a whole lot better now that I stuffed them with a molten chocolate ganache center!

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.

Chocolate chip cookies just got a whole lot better now that I stuffed them with a molten chocolate ganache center!

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!

Chocolate chip cookies just got a whole lot better now that I stuffed them with a molten chocolate ganache center!

Meaghan

Chocolate chip cookies just got a whole lot better now that I stuffed them with a molten chocolate ganache center!

Chocolate Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Chocolate chip cookies just got a whole lot better now that I stuffed them with a molten chocolate ganache center!

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Center:

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whole milk

For the Cookies:

  • 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

Instructions

For the Chocolate Center:

  1. In a double boiler or microwave safe dish melt the chocolate and milk together, stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Allow ganache to cool until set then roll into balls about the size of a nickle.
  3. Freeze until firm.

For the Cookies:

  1. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter until softened and add in brown and white sugars, mixing to form a grainy paste.
  3. Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Mix in flour mixture and chocolate chips until fully incorporated but don't over mix.
  5. Set dough in fridge for 20-30 minutes to firm up.
  6. Scoop dough into 1 1/2 Tbs balls using a medium cookie scoop (aff)
  7. Gently push frozen chocolate ball into the center of the dough and pinch dough closed to seal it.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for 20-22 minutes on a lined or greased cookie sheet.

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Aishwarya Mehta

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Is the oven temperature 300 fahrenheit or celsius?

Traci Arek

Saturday 25th of July 2020

I found your recipe and am going to try it out. I love baking. I find it relaxing. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Meaghan

Monday 27th of April 2020

You'll want to bake these at 300F or 150C.

Ali

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

Just found your recipe and am trying it out. The ganache has been cooling in the fridge for 30-45 minutes and is still too loose to be able to roll into balls. Does it normally take a long time (a few hours??) to firm up?

Meaghan

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

Ali, it really depends on the quality of chocolate you used. If you used dark or milk. You should be able to pop it into the freezer for about 20 minutes to get it firm enough to roll into balls and then freeze the balls solid. If that still doesn't work you can melt the mixture again in the microwave and add more chocolate to thicken it. If you go that route try adding 1-2 Tbs of additional chocolate.

Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother)

Saturday 17th of October 2015

Sounds like a good birthday tradition to me. Although I'd probably pair mine with milk, because I always imagine the children's book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" and it makes me happy. ;)

Meaghan

Monday 19th of October 2015

I love that book! One of my favorites :) I paired mine with milk, too!

~Meaghan

Tara

Friday 16th of October 2015

I am not a big fan of chocolate but my sister and mother definitely are. This would be the perfect treat to make them for their birthdays! I may have to take your suggestion and experiment with other cookie combinations!

Meaghan

Monday 19th of October 2015

Glad I can inspire some birthday baking! But I can't believe you don't like chocolate :O

~Meaghan

Erin

Friday 16th of October 2015

Ohhhh Meaghan! These look absolutely amazing! I wish I was there to celebrate the big day in person (and to eat a few of these delicious cookies!)

Meaghan

Monday 19th of October 2015

Thank you! I plan on doing some relax baking while in Virginia (as opposed to the chicken with it's head cut off baking I've been doing for the blog) and these are at the top of the list!

~Meaghan