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
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1820 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 1/4 cup dough into each cavity in the pan.
  9. Press 2 unwrapped chocolates in each cookie. Cover the chocolates completely with 1/8 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 16, 2013 11:27 am

Absolutely delightful “blog”! You are too funny and thank you for making me laugh…love your sense of humor. Your cookie recipe is going to be awesome! I got on line to find a recipe for “volcano cookies” and came across your website. Our little boy is studying Volcanoes and had to do a rock report for his Science class (he’s in second grade…crazy what kids have to do today to survive)……ANYway….I volunteered to bring a treat to their “volcano party”. Your idea is going to be just perfect!!!!!!! Thank you!

December 21, 2012 8:36 am

Your volcano cookies look very delicious..It is nice idea with ice cream…

August 24, 2012 10:17 pm

I just made these! I didn’t have the muffin top tin, and so I used ramekins instead. Using half the ingredients, I made 4 ramekin cookies and 8 using the “regular cookie” method you suggested. The ones in ramekins turned out incredibly, although I had to bake them for about 20 minutes. So delicious, will definitely be making them again. Thank you!

May 25, 2012 9:29 pm

Made a half dozen of these for a silent auction bake sale and they sold for $20! Although, I just used a regular muffin pan and baked them for around 15 mins (altitude 6000ft).

April 13, 2012 8:25 pm

I LOVE your blog. I just found it on Pinterest and cannot wait to start making your recipes. Thank you !!!!!!!!

February 24, 2012 12:04 pm

OMG are the only 3 letters needed!

January 27, 2012 8:59 am

OMG you totally CRACK ME ~UP~!!!! LOVED the story!! And can’t wait to try your scrumptious creation!!

January 21, 2012 10:32 am

This post is totally awesome. And if the universe isn’t good with toy,I am. These look delicious.

January 17, 2012 12:45 am

I can’t wait to sink my spoon into this treat!

January 16, 2012 6:42 pm

These look amazing! Thanks for the idea…and the Sugar Rush!

January 14, 2012 1:32 am

ohhhh this is look very delicious!! wanna try to make this >,<

January 8, 2012 10:49 pm

I received a muffin top pan for Christmas in 2010 but hadn’t been able to find it. I was putting away Christmas decorations and finally found it the day before you posted this recipe. It was karma! So I made these Volcano cookies tonight and my kiddos kept repeating “You are the best cookie maker in the world, Mommy!” So thank you – they were a huge hit! So yummy!

January 8, 2012 10:56 am

Deep dish cookies look so great! But yeah they would get kinda big…:D

January 7, 2012 1:16 pm

These look so decadent and I love that they are individual desserts, so cute! And that’s hilarious about that girl! Thanks for the reminder to be careful about what I write on my blog, LOL.

January 6, 2012 7:30 am

Oh, that is too, too funny! That’s why I don’t write about my mother-in-law. One of these days she WILL get a computer….I know it. 😉

Shelly….these cookies are pretty much the cookies of my dreams. Really. I can’t think of a cookie….or really a dessert even…that I would like more. Swooning over here!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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