Chocolava Cookies

""This fudgy cookie flattens and crackles open during baking, hence the lava reference." An awesome chocolate fudge cookie recipe by Julie Van Rosendaal."
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Ready In:
24 ball




  • preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder, and salt, breaking up any lumps.
  • Stir in butter until mixture is combined and crumbly.
  • Add egg whites and vanilla, stir by hand until dough comes together.
  • Place a few tablespoons of icing sugar in shallow dish.
  • Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll in icing sugar to coat.
  • Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Cool.

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  1. ~*Sarah*~
    Maybe I did something wrong but when I'd mixed everything together I got a powdery mass. I think it may be that everyhting settles a little strangly before it gets here (I'm in Japan right now) so that may have been part of it but I had no luck with this recipe.
  2. Absinthe27
    These were delicious and very fudgy! The dough was really sticky and a little hard to roll into balls, but once they were rolled in the powdered sugar they were perfect. Will definitely make them again!
  3. TempR
    One of my son's friends at university phoned me to say they were the best cookies she'd ever had! Big bonus that they are low fat.
  4. kacedilla
    These look amazing and taste great too! They are WAY sweet, but thats any cookie. I might try them without the powdered sugar next time to cut down on the sweetness. I had a great time making these with my daughter and an even better time eating them :) Thanks for a great recipe!
  5. Chef Dudo
    Very nice cookies. Easy to make and fast disappearing. I got 39 cookies out of the batter, they baked in 14 minutes. They were crispy on the edges and fudgy in the middle. Since the batter was a bit too "wet" to roll the cookies by hand I used large teaspoons to scoop the cookies. Omitted rolling them in powdered sugar (forgot to buy) but that (I think) did not take anything away from the taste. Thanks for posting.


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