Hot Fudge Filled Chocolate Lava Cookies

Similar to the cake, chocolate lava cookies are filled with a fudgy chocolate sauce.


  • 1 cup shortening (I use Crisco)
  • 1 cup sugar + 1/4 cup for rolling
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • jarred hot fudge sauce (about 6 oz.)

Directions :

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line cookie pan with parchment paper or silicone liners  and set aside.
  2. Using the bowl of an electric mixer, cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and water and beat until smooth.
  3. Add salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder and mix well. Add flour and mix on medium low just until combined.
  4. Divide the dough into 24 pieces that are roughly equal in size.
  5. Place a piece of cookie dough in the palm of your hand and flatten it out like a thick disc . Place a little hot fudge (about 1/2 teaspoon) in the middle of the dough and wrap the dough around it, rolling it into a ball to seal it.
  6. Place 1/4 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Roll the cookie ball in sugar and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing it out on the cookie sheets. we used a half sheet pan and were able to get 12 cookies on one pan.
  7. Bake 6-8 minutes or until the cookies are set and start to slightly crack on top slightly. Let cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

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