Chocolate Filled Cookies are perfectly gooey chocolate chip cookies with slightly crunchy edges, filled with melty chocolate. They are the chocolate upgrade you didn’t know your chocolate chip cookies needed!

a cookie split in half with chocolate spilling out of the middle

Sometimes, when I’m in a really big chocolate mood, Chocolate Chip Cookies don’t do the job for me. They need more chocolate. So I solved that problem by filling these cookies with even more chocolate. Chocolate Filled Cookies are the step-up in chocolate-ness (is that a word?) that I’ve been looking for. You can catch me making this on repeat.

a close up of a chocolate filled cookie

Ingredients for Chocolate Filled Cookies:

  • Unsalted butter. I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
  • Granulated Sugar. This will sweeten the cookie dough and make it chewier.
  • Brown sugar. Brown sugar adds a softer texture to the finished product.
  • Eggs. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are at room temperature.
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
  • All-purpose flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.
  • Baking soda. This will help the cookies to rise.
  • Baking powder. This will also help the cookies to rise.
  • Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
  • Chocolate, chopped, or chocolate chips. I prefer semi-sweet chocolate, but you can use whatever you prefer. If you’re wanting puddles of chocolate chop up a chocolate bar instead of using chocolate chips. It is also easier to fill the cookies with squares of chocolate rather than chocolate chips.
all of the ingredients needed for this recipe

How To Make Chocolate Filled Cookies:

STEP 1: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

STEP 2: Add the eggs one at a time, mixing fully before adding the next. Pour in the vanilla and combine.

the wet ingredients and sugars combined in a bowl

STEP 3: In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.

the dry ingredients combined in a bowl

STEP 4: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Be sure not to over-mix.

STEP 5: Fold in the chocolate.

the chocolate chip cookie dough in a bowl

STEP 6: Cover the cookie dough. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

STEP 7: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

STEP 8: Make scoops of cookie dough about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons in size. Flatten out the dough slightly and place a square or two of chocolate in the center, depending on how chocolatey you want the cookies to be. Use your hands to roll the cookie dough to fully cover the chocolate.

cookie dough with two pieces of chocolate in the center

STEP 9:Place at least 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.

the chocolate filled cookie dough balls ready to be baked

STEP 10: Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

STEP 11: Remove the chocolate filled cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet.

a chocolate filled cookie split in half and stacked

Tips For Making The Best Cookies

  • Chill your cookie dough. I know skipping this step is tempting (you want your cookies as quickly as possible and I can’t blame you for that!) but don’t do it! Chilling cookie dough prevents the cookies from overspreading. This can cause them to be thinner, and crispier, and change the overall flavor of the end product.
  • Use an oven thermometer. Most ovens run either hot or cold. Using an oven thermometer ensures that you are baking your chocolate filled cookies at the perfect temperature.
  • Don’t use cold ingredients. Ensure that all of your cold ingredients are at room temperature before making your cookies. The ingredients will combine much easier and you won’t have chunks of cold butter in your cookie dough, which can lead to greasy cookies.
  • Weigh your ingredients. One of the most common baking mistakes that I see is measuring incorrectly, especially with flour. The best way to get accurate measurements every time is to weigh them with a kitchen scale.
a cookie split in half

Your Questions Answered

HOW LONG WILL THESE COOKIES LAST?

If stored correctly in an airtight container these Chocolate Filled Cookies can last up to a week at room temperature.

CAN I FREEZE THE COOKIE DOUGH?

Yes! I do this all the time. I recommend scooping the cookie dough, filling it with chocolate, and freezing it on a baking sheet, then transferring them to an air-tight container. That way you can pull out one or two cookies whenever you’d like them. I leave them sitting out at room temperature for about 30 minutes and then bake normally.

CAN I ADD MORE OR REMOVE SOME OF THE CHOCOLATE FILLING?

Absolutely. You can remove some or all of the chocolate filling and it won’t affect the actual cookies, just the overall taste. You can add more, but depending on how much you add you might have a hard time fully enclosing it in the dough. Adding more cookie dough will solve this problem, but this is going to lead to bigger cookies and a longer baking time.

a close up of a chocolate filled cookie

More Cookie Recipes From Kitchen 335

  • Matcha Cookies– gooey cookies with slightly crunchy edges, they are flavored with matcha powder and packed full of rich white chocolate chunks
  • Cornflake Crunch Cookies– chocolate chip cookies full of toasted marshmallows and cornflake crunch.
  • Strawberry Crunch Cookies– soft and chewy cookie base packed with freeze-dried strawberries and golden Oreos.
  • Lemon Lavender Cookies– soft and chewy sugar cookies flavored with lemon juice, lemon zest, and dried lavender and drizzled with a lemon glaze.
a tray of chocolate filled cookies

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Chocolate Filled Cookies

Chocolate Filled Cookies are perfectly gooey chocolate chip cookies with slightly crunchy edges, filled with melty chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate filled cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

For Chocolate Filled Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup (198 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (213 grams) light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large (100 grams) eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (170 grams) chocolate chopped or chocolate chips
  • extra chocolate squares for filling

Instructions

For Chocolate Filled Cookies:

  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing fully before adding the next. Add the vanilla and combine.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate.
  • Cover the cookie dough and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Make scoops of cookie dough about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons in size. Flatten out the dough slightly and place a square or two of chocolate in the center, depending on how chocolatey you want the cookies to be. Use your hands to roll the cookie dough to fully cover the chocolate.
  • Place at least 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove the chocolate filled cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 19.6g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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