10.07.2011

Molten Chocolate Suprise


These days, everybody's stuffing something into something. Or mixing something together with something. Nobody even eats regular chocolate chip cookies anymore. I don't even know what regular chocolate chip cookies are. Do they still exist?

The food blogger world has been turned completely upside-down by these wild ideas that everybody keeps coming up with. Brownie stuffed chocolate chip cookies?  Brownie covered oreos? Oreo and peanut butter brownie cakes? Brookies? Chocolate fudge peanut butter stuffed cookies? Snickers stuffed chocolate chip cookies? Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies?


Okay, so maybe I'm guilty of the last one. But I mean, it was my 100th blog post so, the celebration called for something extravagant. So what's my excuse this time?

Well, umm... I guess I'm celebrating Fall? Yes, I know I made a summer garden soup last week to celebrate...but...this is part two of my celebration! Yup. The dessert portion. Makes perfect sense.


It's nothing new that I'm obsessed with chocolate. Or that it's extremely hard for me not to make every single chocolate dessert I see online. I'm trying to cut back on the calories so I only pick out the realllly special ones. Like a molten chocolate lava cake with a chocolate chip cookie bottom (or top?).

I found the recipe after skimming through some of my old Kraft Food & Family magazines. It takes two words to catch my attention: molten and chocolate. Actually, who am I kidding? It really only takes the word chocolate. Then of course, there was that picture on the side, showcasing this delectable dessert.


Rarely do magazine recipes ever come out the way you want them to, but this one was all that and more. The combination of the soft chocolate chip cookie, the moist cake, and the molten lava sends a rush of gastronomical euphoria through your body. You won't want to stop. In fact, you won't stop unless you hide these very far away from you.

The fact that these are miniature might make you believe that it's okay to eat one after the other, you know, since small things have less calories right? Yeah, don't fall into that trap. But a real advantage of these being miniature is the fact that they are cute and contemporary, and you can wow your guests with them. Sprinkle some powdered sugar or add a glop of ice cream and your guests will be raving about them instantly.

The magazine says you could also try these with Oreo cookies...mmm just imagine? I will definitely try those out....you know, for a celebration or something.

So, how many more days till Winter?

Molten Chocolate Surprise

Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients:

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 stick of butter (4 tablespoons)
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/6 cup flour
6 Keebler Chips Deluxe Original Chocolate Chip Cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Microwave chocolate and  butter in a large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min, or until butter is melted. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Beat whole egg, egg yolk, sugar, and flour with wire whisk until well blended. Gradually add to chocolate mixture, beating constantly until well blended.

Line 6 medium muffin cups with paper liners. Place 1 cookie, upside down, on bottom of each cup; cover evenly with batter.

Bake for 8 minutes or until cakes are firm around the edges but still soft in centers. Let stand for 1 minute. Carefully remove cakes from muffin pan. Invert onto dessert dishes; remove paper liners.

Adapted from Kraft Food and Family
Update: I had these for breakfast the following morning, without inverting. I just had to show you.


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