Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Chocolate Lava Cookies + One More Present


Chocolate Lava Cookies + One More Present

I had a fabulous day. It started early with a 9:15 trip to the endocrinologist for my oldest son Hero who has diabetes. Then I came home to a babysitter and went out for lunch with my fantastic husband to the Red Beet a local, locavore-ish organic restaurant. Ah, it was delicious and surprising, for instance a fireweed salad and celery ice cream(yum). Then I got to open more presents from my Mom and kids at home. I whipped up some killer Chocolate Lava Cookies and we put candles in them for our mini party. It was sweet fun. Before dinner, which was a simple mac and cheese, I opened a last present from my husband. What a present it was a Le Creuset French Oven. Ahhhhhhhhh I was dumbstruck. I drool over these, now I own one. **sigh**

Here is the recipe for the Chocolate Lava Cookies. I found these on Evil Shenanigans Blog and they are fine! I changed them because they called for 3 bags of chocolate chips and I only had 2, I also added a good dash of cocoa powder. I changed the name too because the chocolate just sort of pours out when you bite into them and they were voted best cookie ever by my Mom who has made a few cookies in her life.

Chocolate Lava Cookies
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powdered

1 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, cold
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2-12 oz bags semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 350 F

In a bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined, set aside

In the bowl of a mixer cream the butter and two sugars until mixed, but not fluffy

Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well

Add the vanilla and stir to combine

Pour in the flour mixture and stir until the flour is almost absorbed, then add the chocolate chips and mix until the chips are incorporated and no flour remains

Scoop 1 inch balls onto foil lined pans

Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are set

Eat while hot for maximum lava deliciousness

Peace and Love,


  1. Greetings!
    Two things (not 3, lol):
    1-Celery Ice-cream! A first! It shows you learn something everyday!
    2-Le Creuset! Now, that's a hell of a present! I don't have to tell that even in my country, France, that they are a bit extravagant!
    Holy macaroni!
    Take good care!

  2. Oh my goodness - those biscuits look lethal. YUMMO! Thanks for the recipe xx

  3. MMMM.. am wanting those chocolate lava cookies hugely right now!! They look fantastic.

    Oh and Laura, that orange le creuset.. the epitome of gifts:)

  4. A Kitchenaid mixer AND a Le Creuset!?

    You should marry this guy! ;)

  5. Wow, what amazing eats. Those cookies are to die for (and not helping my chocolate craving right now, haha!)

    Wow, what a thoughtful husband!!

    Did you see they are trying to add more openings for BlogHer? http://www.blogher.com/blogher-food-update-another-waitlist-and-unique-opportunity-male-food-bloggers

    If I didn't say it before, HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated)!

  6. Sounds like your family did pretty good for your birthday!
    Love the gooey kid pic!

    Gotta go find some chocolate right now...those cookies looked delish!

  7. Huh. So what does celery ice cream taste like? I'm intrigued.

    And I looooooove Le Creuset. I am lusting after another one. Or two. And I LOVE that color. Your husband did a great job. Does he give lessons? ;)

    Those cookies, too -- YUM! Although three bags of chocolate chips... that has potential!

  8. Happy Birthday. What a fun way to spend your big day.

  9. Happy late birthday to you! Seriously, a Kitchen Aid (love love LOVE mine) and Le Creuset (jealous!) on the same birthday? You are one lucky lady. :-)

    Those cookies look absolutely dangerous!


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