These chewy chocolate lava cookies hide an oh-so-rich, ooey-gooey chocolate center.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1/2 cup for dusting
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (12-ounce jar) hot fudge sauce
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugars with a hand-held mixer. Add eggs one at a time, and stir in vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of dough in your hand and flatten. Pour approximately 1/2 teaspoon of hot fudge sauce in the center and wrap dough around it to form a ball. Repeat steps until all dough is used.
Toss dough balls in sugar, and bake for 6 to 8 minutes until set. Cool cookies on a rack and serve immediately. Beware of hot chocolate lava!
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