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.

82 Responses

  1. 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 their face, so I took the middle approach and said, “Yep, it sure is awesome!” and he left. It was brilliant.

    In other words, I need these cookies in my mouth hole pronto.

  2. 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

  3. 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.


  4. DeShon Williams

    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)

  5. hillary

    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!!!

  6. 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!!

  7. Lora

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

  8. 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?!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Michelle

    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! 🙂

  12. 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. 🙂

    1. Anne B,

      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!!!

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. MeLissa Rocco

    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.

  16. Andi

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Okay, so you are TOTALLY killing me with all these amazing recipies. I think I have pinned so many. The only thing saving me, and my jeans, is that I haven’t had time to start back up with our family’s Cookie Friday tradition since we moved. But I think I am going to HAVE to make these tomorrow. And I can send my complaining jeans and New Years resolutions to you, right? They will probably get on the band wagon and choke you too. (sigh..but better you than me?)

  20. Elisa

    do you think you could use a whoopie pan for these? or not deep enough? just bought one of those over the holidays-if i purchase one more baking pan, my husband is going to kill me.

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. Maria

    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!

  24. 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).

  25. Erika

    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!

  26. 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!

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