Fudge Puddle Cookies - Recipe

It has been really cold here in Houston and that "I just want to stay home and bake" feeling has bitten me! So I wanted to try a new recipe and it was a success, judging by my kids faces.
The recipe is below, mix the dough and then put it in the fridge for about an hour.

Next, I took my smallest cookie scoop and dropped scoopfuls into my mini muffin pans. It was easier and faster than rolling them into balls by hand!

Then as soon as they came out of the oven I used the wooden handle of a ( can't think of the name of the tool, Mom help!) and pushed in the middle of the cookies to make a little well.

Aren't they cute?
Next, I made the fudge and had the girls help me fill the cookies.

Oh My Goodness! They are good!

They are so pretty all stacked together. Almost too pretty to eat... almost.

Fudge Puddle Cookies!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Cream butter, peanut butter and white and brown sugars. Mix in egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir the flour mixture into creamed mixture. Shape the dough into 48 balls, 1 inch each. Place each ball in one compartment of a mini muffin tin.
  4. For filling, put chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir in milk and vanilla, mix well.
  5. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately make wells in the center of each using a melon baller. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Then carefully remove to wire racks. Using a measuring cup fill each shell with the chocolate mixture. Top with a pecan half.



Anonymous said...

WOW..they look awesome. It is times like this when I wish I lived closer to my kids and grandkids. I have nobody to cook for. Maybe I should adopt!!

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, this is like food porn. What are you exposing us to? LOL!

Jaime Rodrguez said...

I made these last year except, right after I made the little well and while the cookies were still hot I filled them with Chocolate chips (used different flavors) and everyone loved them. I am going to have to try it with the fudge this year! Thanks!!!


Sara said...

Jamie, did the chocolate chips just melt? I'm pretty lazy so if I can skip making the fudge and just use chocolate chips, that would be great!

The Mom said...

If you do it right away they will melt. I have done it that way and have also put the chips in and put them back in the oven for 2 more min. to melt them....

Anonymous said...

That is food porn !

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

Pestle. I'm not your mom, although some might think I'm old enough to be.

If you had precipitation right now, would it be rain or snow? Do you dream of a white Christmas?

Twenty degrees right now. Full sun. The snow won't melt on the roads. In Utah talk, "Friggin' Cold!"

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Tonia said...

We are making basic fudge today when my mom checked your site and now the plans have changed! The cookies will look so pretty next to the other goodies on the plates for the neighbors. Thanks Tiff!