Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the egg yolks.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, cocoa and vanilla until smooth.
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  • Combine the cocoa mixture with the butter mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl, until completely incorporated.
  • Add the flour and salt to the wet ingredients, blending with a mixer until combined. Refrigerate cookie dough for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop out balls of cookie dough with a small ice cream scoop and place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the cookie center comes out clean.
  • After removing cookies from the oven, use a rounded soup spoon to gently press an indentation or puddle in the center of each warm cookie. Let cookies cool completely.
  • To make Chocolate Ganache:
  • Slowly melt chopped semisweet chocolate in the microwave. Add cream and whisk vigorously until smooth and thick. Place in a zip-top bag, squeeze out the air, and seal. Cut a small corner from the bottom of the bag.
  • Pipe the chocolate ganache into the center puddle indentation of each cookie. If you have any leftover chocolate, use it to drizzle across the outer edges of the cookies. Cool completely before serving.
  • Mud puddle cookies may be frozen.

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  • Rubymania 4 years ago
    wow
    I will try it
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  • tbrazeal 4 years ago
    Just came across your recipe, and it is just what my daughter has been looking for! she is making cookies for the county fair, and wanted a recipe of this type. Going to make a test batch tonight! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    dutchie326 ate it and said...
    Just saying it is an excellent recipe.
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  • pieplate 5 years ago
    P.S. I added this recipe to a few other groups where it would, I feel, be appreciated.
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  • pieplate 5 years ago
    These are inspired.

    Re: You are absolutely right! I didn't realize it, but of course this is Johannisbeerenkuchen, or at least they were separated at birth.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Love Ganache on my cookies.
    Five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    taylorsue82 ate it and said...
    Oh these look so good.
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  • jennywren 6 years ago
    Oh these sound so good.Thanks Shirley.
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  • lisaann 6 years ago
    Thanks for this recipe .This cookie looks delicious. I dunno about my kids ,but i know i will like them . Lol .
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  • silentwriter 6 years ago
    This cookie looks delicious. When I make it I'll definitely let you know how it turns out!
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    " It was excellent "
    oregongrandma ate it and said...
    I'm going to try these this weekend! They sound delish!
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  • bakermel 6 years ago
    Yummmm! I love recipes that call for chocolate ganache! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Shirleyoma! :) ...also thanks for the comment on my orange dream cookie recipe. :) Have a great day! :)
    ~Melinda
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  • sherman 6 years ago
    These look soo good Thanks for sharing
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  • tupelohoney17 6 years ago
    Beautiful presentation! I will definitely be maing these..
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  • pipit13 6 years ago
    I love getting cookie recipes. My grandmother was the best at this. She always had great cookies baked when we came there. I have all of
    her recipes, a treasure for sure.
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  • lor 6 years ago
    Another winning recipe and thank you Shirley.
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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    Can I eat this one now??? OMG, this is right up my alley! :)
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  • recipesrule 7 years ago
    All I can say is MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMm...
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  • shirleyoma 7 years ago
    Ahhhhhh thank you!!!
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  • jennywren 7 years ago
    The pics of your recipes look wonderful.I'm thinking you are one great cook.
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