Volcano Cookies


So the other night I had an encounter with a person.  I will name no names.

What was interesting about this encounter was that I had previously written a blog post about her.  Well, mostly about me, but she was in it.

It was bound to happen, really.

My words caught up with me.


Well, here’s what happened.

The original blog post was about karaoke and how I am a microphone hog.

Synopsis ~

At one point during a friendly evening of karaoke, a lady came up mid-song to sing with me.  Apparently I am not a sharer and I basically told her to “back the *bleep* off, this is MY moment.”

Well, I wrote my little blog post about the evening and moved on.

Apparently the girl who I elbowed in the face to get away from the microphone read my post.


So cut to the other evening.

My husband and I went to a friend’s party.

The girl, (who’s actually the sister of said friend) was also at the party.

The fact that I wrote a blog post about her so long ago didn’t even OCCUR to me.


Until she walked right up to me and gave me a…HUG?

And then she said, “You know Anne?” (our other friend)

I said, “Well, sure”

She said, “Did you read her blog post about me?”

I said, “Huh?”  Anne does not have a blog so I got suddenly confused.

She said, “Did you read what Anne wrote about me on her blog?  I want to choke her!”


Finally it all started coming together.  The girl had me confused with my friend Anne.


I was all, “oh yeah, I read that crap!  You need to go talk to Anne.  Don’t choke her, but totally yell in her face.”


So yeah.  I was off the hook.  I can write whatever the heck I want about anyone and blame it all on Anne.

I have a sweet life.



Alright, alright…after we bad mouthed Anne for a bit I totally fessed up.  I told her I was the one who wrote the blog.

The funny thing was, she didn’t believe me.  She thought I was just trying to cover for Anne.


Finally I was able to convince her I was the d-bag with the blog.  Honesty is my cross to bear, I suppose.


And then she choked me.

No lie.

I guess that’s karma.


So trying to come clean with the universe I decided to make cookies.

I figure that cookies…especially ones with melty chocolate on the inside…make the universe happy at me again.

That’s how it works, right?


I first called these cookies “Deep Dish Molten Lava Chocolate Chip Cookies”.  But that name is like so super long…so I decided on Volcano Cookies.  Shorter, because I’m lazy.


First you need to go get you one of these awesome pans.  NOW.  GO NOW.

It’s called a muffin top pan…but I don’t make muffin tops.  I make deep dish cookies…like these.

You will love this pan and your jeans will hate it.

Jeans are a downer sometimes.

So you basically just make your chocolate chip cookie dough and press some in the bottom of the pan…that you sprayed generously with cooking spray.

Then unwrap some of these beauties…

Dove chocolate is delicious.  There is no denying.

Press 2 of them into your dough…

Then cover them up with some more dough.  Easy.

Here’s the before and after…


Then after you let them cool for an excruciatingly long 10-15 minutes, loosen the edges of the cookie from the pan and either flip pan over or lift out.  I twist and lift…it’s just my thang.

Then.  THEN you can eat them…

And while they will be delicious…wouldn’t it feel better to top it with a little something?

Maybe ice cream?

Yes, that feels better.

And dive in.

It wants you too.

So universe are we good now?

Buy the deep dish cookie pan here

Volcano Cookies
Makes 9-10 deep dish cookies.
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 18-20 unwrapped milk chocolates, I used Dove
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray your muffin top pan generously with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In your stand mixer, cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in your eggs, one at a time and vanilla. Mix on medium until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add baking soda, salt and flour.
  6. Stir until just combined.
  7. Stir in your chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
  8. Press ¼ cup dough into each cavity in the pan.
  9. Press 2 unwrapped chocolates in each cookie. Cover the chocolates completely with ⅛ cup more batter.
  10. Bake approx 12 minutes until edges are golden.
  11. Let cool in pan 11-13 minutes.
  12. Gently loosen sides with knife and twist out, or flip pan over onto cooling rack to remove cookies.
  13. Repeat with remaining dough.
Serve warm. Top with ice cream. To reheat cookies, place on a microwave safe plate for 15 seconds.

If you don't have a muffin top pan, you can still make these cookies. Just wrap your cookie dough around 1 of the chocolates and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 8-9 minutes.

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January 3, 2012 8:52 pm

Muffin top pan is the perfect name..sigh. I wish they let us wear yoga pants to work. These look quite amazing and cant wait to top them with Blue Bell!!!

Lori @ RecipeGirl
January 3, 2012 9:00 pm

Oh GEEZ. Glad I stopped by here before the big time diet begins on Saturday!! I totally need that pan though.

January 3, 2012 9:00 pm
OMG! This totally happened to me, too! A long time ago, I told my neighbors about my blog. Long story short, they suddenly started becoming really lame and obnoxious so I wrote a blog post about them, figuring they’d never ever speak of my blog, nor remember it, again. Lo and behold, two weeks ago I was at work when the husband approached me and said, “man, you must love working here for all the fun cooking gadgets for YOUR BLOG.” It was one of those moments where you instinctively want to flee and cry for mommy or spit in… Read more »
Erika - The Teenage Taste
January 3, 2012 9:01 pm

Well, this is reason #3492 why I want, no need, a muffin top pan. These look fabulous! 😀

January 3, 2012 9:02 pm

I love these! You’re a genius!!

PS I can’t believe she choked you!! Uh oh, now she’s going to read this post…

January 3, 2012 9:22 pm

chocolate is one of my favorite things but this is somethin really over the top (in a good way) I wish I had a dozen of them, I could eat them all easily

January 3, 2012 9:22 pm

Just pinned these so I can drool over and over again:) I am in love!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
January 3, 2012 9:23 pm

Oh lord have mercy. These look…amazing. And the pan you used, I call those a whoopie pan for making whoopie pies and I dont own one but in the past 2 weeks have seen TONS of people use them with really good success for the Perfect Cookies and yours are….perfect.

I need a pan.

And a treadmill.


Emily ~SoDomesticated~
January 3, 2012 9:28 pm

Yum… those look absolutely wonderful!

DeShon Williams
DeShon Williams
January 3, 2012 9:32 pm

I stopped by first of all because the cookies looked awesome. But then….I read the story that goes with the recipe for the cookies. (wait for it…..) Then I laughed my butt off! After I was finally done laughing my mouth started to water. So what am I doing tomorrow? You got it….looking for a muffin top pan! Thanks for the laugh that I so desperately needed today :0)

January 3, 2012 9:36 pm

ok. i just read your post… what”s the big deal? or did you edit it 😉 Love moments like that when we have to put on our big girl pnats and make some yummy cookies!!!

Tami B
Tami B
January 3, 2012 9:43 pm

OMG I”m about to drown from drooling so much! Glad everything turned out OK with your Karaoke rival.

Cookbook Queen
January 3, 2012 9:45 pm

Do you think Anne will be MY friend too? I have several expensive purchases I’d like to blame on her. Also, would she be willing to take all the fat and calories while I just enjoy the taste of yummy food?

Anne is the best, I can already tell we’ll be great friends!!

January 3, 2012 9:52 pm

You’re the sweetest d-bag I ever did meet. 😉 Those cookies are devilish.

January 3, 2012 10:14 pm

Definitely making these since Santa brought me a muffin top pan for Christmas. Guess I was talking about wanting one too much 🙂

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College
January 3, 2012 10:24 pm

Uh…these look absolutely AMAZING and that story…was awesome.

Katrina @ In Katrina
January 3, 2012 10:32 pm

I am seriously in need of an Anne to blame everything on. Shelly I am in fir-real pain I am laughing so hard thinking about this conversion. Awesome.

Heather (Heather
January 3, 2012 10:55 pm

Omg I’m dying over here, it looks SO heavenly! I’ll take a lava flow of chocolate any day 🙂

Culinary Collage
January 3, 2012 11:12 pm

This dessert looks amazing……I would love to be eating that right now!

Living The Sweet Life
January 3, 2012 11:13 pm

So this is what true love looks like – – WOW!! I need these a-s-a-p. I honestly just want to jump right into the middle of one :$

January 3, 2012 11:13 pm

I must get one of these wonderful pans! These look fabulous!

Lizzy Lizano
January 3, 2012 11:21 pm

OMG yummmmlicious these look like danger!
🙂 Lizzy


January 4, 2012 12:26 am

LOL, I cannot even equate you with the word D-bag…and if you’re a closet d-bag, how have you not written a post about me, LOL! Will Anne be my friend? I need an Anne friend. PS, these cookies. OMG, how can I taste and spit when ur maing stuff like this?!

Heather Bell
January 4, 2012 12:36 am

Where have you been all my life?! I can’t believe I have never come across your blog before! I do a fat friday feature on my blog and can’t wait to try to some of yours! bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

January 4, 2012 12:55 am

Wow, I think my jeans hate every cookie recipe on your blog 🙂 Cookies with melty stuff on the inside are my absolute weakness. I think I’d just dig them out of the pan with a spoon and not worry about the mess I’d be making.
I always worry about something I blog about catching up with me. Then I think, “Not enough people I know read it.” Someday though, who knows what someone will see.

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
January 4, 2012 1:09 am

All I can say is..THANK YOU~THANK YOU!! I’ve never even thought about baking cookies in a muffin top pan! The cookies look SO yummy.& thanks for the laugh 🙂

January 4, 2012 3:19 am

Will you marry me?! My husband would be willing to share. Hahaha jk

Blog is the New Black
January 4, 2012 5:43 am

Yes please! 🙂

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
January 4, 2012 6:47 am

I wonder if I could make these for breakfast…

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
January 4, 2012 8:17 am

I could not wait the 10 minutes, chocolate will not burn your mouth if it is covered in ice cream right?

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
January 4, 2012 8:46 am

“Did I ever tell you you’re my heeeeeeeeeerooooooooooooooooooooooo….” lol-but seriously, omg omg omg. These look PHENOM. I wants. (I also can relate to the honesty curse. Hope your throat’s doin’ alright :P)

January 4, 2012 9:49 am

I got a muffin top pan for Christmas (thanks to your lovely post from before) and made chocolate chip cookies. My first thought after the middle of the cookie settled? “That would make a nice ice cream bowl.” Unfortunately, no ice cream in the house at that point, and the cookies were long gone before the next day…so next time there will be prior preparation! 🙂

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
January 4, 2012 9:53 am

It’s pretty rare that I find a recipe that looks so good, I just HAVE to make it that very same day… but I’m definitely making these this afternoon!

January 4, 2012 10:32 am

LOL…man karma is a bitch!!! That is some funny stuff!
Love these cookies!

January 4, 2012 11:28 am

I’m putting on my big bathing suit and an extra large tee-shirt and diving into that divine dessert! Another pan for the collection 🙂 Thanks!

Kate H.
January 4, 2012 11:45 am

Oh my! I’m on the hunt for a muffin top pan, lol. Must.make.these!

January 4, 2012 12:20 pm

completely hilarious. These cookies look so amazing!!

January 4, 2012 12:43 pm

I am laughing so hard it hurts! lol So I will make this cookies and than I will read this again, laugh and that will be my calorie burner! ha! Great tip with the pan, btw. 🙂

Cookie Sleuth
January 4, 2012 2:01 pm

These look great! I do not think I could wait 15 minutes before digging into these! Loving Anne 🙂

Anne B,
Anne B,
January 4, 2012 2:40 pm

I am the Anne from the story…(I give Shelly a lot of Material)…It was COMPLETELY hilarious.
I was talking to the woman before she approached Shelly…she was being all nice to me meanwhile, she was P’O’d!!! She really did choke her..

I love how you tell a story Shelly!!!

January 4, 2012 2:35 pm

My muffin top pan is used for cookie too! Except the wells in mine are less deep and are wider. Might have to buy a new one like yours because these cookies are insanely awesome!

P.S. Hope she didn’t choke you too hard

Carrie - Carrie
January 4, 2012 3:02 pm

Why do I never think of stuffing things? And why have I been trying to convince myself that I don’t need one of these pans?! I will get on that ASAP. Imagine the possibilities…

Kristin Morris
January 4, 2012 3:48 pm

haha, hold on a second. What new years resolution to comfortably fit into my stretch jeans!!! hahaha. These look AH-MAY-ZING. Enough said. I am making these this weekend, but I need to find me a pan. LOL Maybe until I do, I will use a heart pan I have for cookie suckers. LOL

Nancy L
Nancy L
January 4, 2012 4:06 pm

OMG…OMG…OMG!! I think my butt got bigger just reading this! So yummy though.
And so funny….

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
January 4, 2012 5:02 pm

Oh my…deep dish cookies? Help me.

MeLissa Rocco
MeLissa Rocco
January 4, 2012 5:09 pm

These look wonderful, especially since they use Dove Chocolate. I’m kind of partial to that brand. :). Definitely sharing with fans on my FB page.

January 4, 2012 5:48 pm

Ok, I just went back and read the original karaoke post, and seriously, what’s the big deal? You BARELY mentioned her! Unless she read it while she was drunk, or she has some serious issues with people not actually mentioning her by name (which, hello, INTERNET), there is nothing bad there.
I’d be WAY more upset about the not sharing the microphone, but I’m kind of a diva like that.

January 4, 2012 7:54 pm

Why did you have to share this? Why?! My mouth will love you, but I don’t know about the rest of me haha! Do you think I could use mini-ramekins to make these since I don’t have muffin top pans?

January 4, 2012 8:06 pm

My parents NEVER read my blog but on the rare occasion they do…it’s always when i’ve just posted about them. Or written about a bad date. THen my mother calls asking for grandchildren. Weird.

I’m sorry you got choked! but SO glad you made cookies.

Vicki V
January 4, 2012 9:19 pm

There’s a restaurant chain called BJ’s that has a dessert called a Pizookie. This looks like it! I was wondering how they got that “deep dish” effect.