Fudge-Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

When Swiss Maid Fudge asked us to come up with a recipe incorporating their fudge, I thought that it would be best to keep it simple. One of my favorite desserts is a classic chocolate chip cookie (especially when they are warm and gooey straight out of the oven) and I decided that placing a piece of delicious fudge in the middle could only make things better! The Swiss Maid fudge was so amazing in these cookies . . . but I barely had enough to use in the cookies because my family kept sneaking bites of the fudge when I would turn my back. :)

Fudge-Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 package (11-12 oz) milk chocolate chips
1/2 lb Swiss Maid Milk Chocolate Fudge*, cut into pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, softened butter/margarine, and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add eggs and beat. Gradually stir in dry ingredients, mixing well. Fold in chocolate chips.
Take about a tablespoonful of cookie dough and place a piece of fudge (mine were about 1/2″ cubes of fudge, flattened just a little bit) in the center. Place another teaspoonful of cookie dough on top of the fudge and seal all the edges of the cookie together so that the fudge is in the middle of the cookie. Repeat for the other cookies.
Bake for 8-10 minutes (don’t overbake- the more gooey they are, the better!).

* Even if you don’t have fudge, you could easily use a piece of chocolate, a Rolo candy, a Reese’s peanut butter cup, or just about anything chocolatey. I bet that they would all be delicious!

**Swiss Made Fudge donated the fudge for this recipe, but the recipe and opinions are my own.

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