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Fudge Filled Cookies

Fudge Filled Cookies are ultra soft and tender brown sugar cream cheese cookies with a secret rich chocolate fudge filling inside. As tasty as they are fun!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Yields: 24 large cookies
Recipe by Tessa Arias


For the fudge:

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 can (7 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

For the cookies:

  • 4 cups (18 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (14.1 ounces) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


For the fudge:

  1. In a small saucepan set over low heat combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool.

For the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to combine.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter, cream cheese, and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. On low speed slowly add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated
  4. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten into a disk. Scoop a 1/2 teaspoon of the fudge in the center of each disk of dough. Cover with another heaping tablespoon of cookie dough. Repeat for the remaining dough and fudge.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Best served warmed!