Volcano Cookies

Volcano Cookies Recipe

Volcano Cookies Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 9-15 mins

Yield: 10 cookies

Volcano Cookies (aka deep dish molten lava chocolate chip cookies) are best served warm topped with ice cream and a generous drizzle of chocolate or toffee sauce. Mmmm!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2½ cups plain/all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup plain/dark chocolate chips
  • 10-20 (depending on size) unwrapped milk chocolates


  1. Preheat oven to 180℃/350℉.
  2. Spray your muffin top pan (or in my case, whoopie pie pan) generously with cookie spray, set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and both granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla extract. Mix on medium until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low speed and add the bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), salt and plain/all purpose flour. Stir until just combined
  6. Stir in both the milk chocolate and the dark/plain chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
  7. Press ¼ cup dough (less if using whoopie pie pan) into each cavity in the pan.
  8. Press 1-2 unwrapped chocolates (depending on size) into each cookie and cover the chocolates completely using approx. ⅛ cup more dough.
  9. Bake for approx. 9-12 minutes (smaller cookies will bake faster) until edges are golden brown.
  10. Let cool in the pan for 10-12 and gently loosen sides with a knife and twist out, or flip pan over onto a cooling rack.


  • Can be made without the muffin top or whoopie pie pan but reduce baking time to approx. 8-9 minutes.
  • Serve warm. Top with ice cream and if desired, drizzle with chocolate or toffee sauce.
  • Can be reheated in the microwave for approx. 15 seconds per cookie.

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Adapted from Cookies & Cups


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  1. says

    Mm, I love me some lava cakes and cookies. Plus, this is A) another excuse for me to break out my deep dish cookie pan; B) another excuse to eat cookies (as if I needed one); and C) another excuse for me to top said deep dish cookies with ice cream, chocolate and caramel (best. idea. ever). Love it, Lisa!

  2. says

    These are so making it into any tropical-themed party recipe repertoire that may or may not be happening in the near future, or may be happening in the near future on account of these cookies. I was blown away (ha ha) by the name and idea–thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Love the mini scoop of icecream…can just taste it right out of the oven! Saying Hi from Mom on A Time Out Hop…I host Photo Friday Link Party, I’d love to have you link up this or any other original photo from your blog. Happy Hopping!