Chocolate Chip Cookies Filled with Chocolate Ganache

Quick, what’s your favorite Christmas movie? There are so many good ones, but my favorite is The Santa Clause.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Filled with Chocolate Ganache

I like the entire trilogy, but it’s the first one that I make sure to watch every Christmas season. One of my favorite quotes from the movie is this one:

Neil: What about Santa’s reindeer? Have you even seen a reindeer fly?

Charlie: Yes.

Neil: Well, I haven’t.

Charlie: Have you ever seen a million dollars?

Neil: No.

Charlie: Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

The Santa Clause - Chocolate Chip Cookies

That’s why I’m sharing my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies Filled with Chocolate Ganache. It’s my go-to cookie when watching my favorite Christmas movie.

Chocolate Chip Cookies filled with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Chip Cookies filled with Chocolate Ganache are the ultimate cookies to leave for Santa and to munch on when watching the classic Christmas movie. Why not invite some friends over to watch The Santa Clause and serve cookies and milk?

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Filled with Chocolate Ganache

If I had to list my top three favorite cookies, chocolate chip will always be number one. I decided to take my favorite cookies and amp them up a bit by adding chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Filled with Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Ganache
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugars and vanilla extract until creamy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to baking racks and cool completely.
  7. Ganache
  8. Combine chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals until chocolate begins to melt (up to 2 minutes). Add butter and vanilla and stir well. Let cool. Place in the fridge until thick enough to spread. Spread ganache onto the bottom of a cookie, top with another cookie until all cookies are filled with ganache.
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Ganache sounds complicated, doesn’t it? Actually, it’s not hard to make at all. It’s so easy to make in the microwave! Combine semi-sweet chocolate chips and whipping cream. Microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. When it’s almost melted, it’s done. Whisk in the butter and vanilla.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Ganache

The ganache needs to thicken up in the fridge before spreading.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Be sure and stop by Intelligent Domestications and check out Shirley’s Christmas with the Kranks party! It’s guaranteed to be lots of fun!

We have 25 talented bloggers gathered together to share with you all the wonderful crafts and recipes you can make this Christmas season, based off of some of the most beloved holiday classic films. Each blogger will lead you to the next, so be sure to finish the hop all the way through to the end for all the Christmas movie goodies!

Let’s Meet The Hosts!

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Hosts for the Christmas Music Blog Hop

Megan ~ C’mon Get Crafty | Alli ~ An Alli Event | Shirley ~ Intelligent Domestications

Marie ~ DIY Adulation | RaNesha ~ Queen Thrifty | Emily ~Small Stuff Counts

Stephanie ~ The Tip Toe Fairy | Molly ~ Just a Little Creativity | Michelle ~ Our Crafty Mom

Pam ~ P.S. I Love You Crafts | Sue ~ A Purdy Little House | Katie ~ A Mommy Scene

Vanessa ~ DIY 180 | Nicole ~ For the Love of Food | Victoria ~ Dazzle While Frazzled

Stephanie ~ A Little Moore | Sam ~ Raggedy Bits | Paula ~ Paula Tisch

Courtney ~ Running with Love and Coffee | Dana ~ Emerald and Oak

Kim ~ Made in a Day | Kallee ~ Creative Southern Home | Rachel ~ Smart Mom Smart Ideas

Emily ~ The Crafty Carlson | Evelin ~ Sweet Song Bird Evey’s Creations

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

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Comments

  1. Alli,

    How delicious are these sweet treats. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing and I enjoying partying with you.

  2. I’ve been wanting to watch The Santa Clause for days and can’t get my family together for it yet! These cookies would be an excellent enticement. . .

  3. These look so good! Pinning. Visiting from 25 Christmas Movies blog hop.

  4. Alli, our grandchildren enjoy binge watching The Santa Clause movies every year and we always have snacks. They will love your Chocolate Ganache cookies with it this year! Tim Allen makes fun family Christmas movies, doesn’t he.
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  5. For me, my top Christmas movie is the Grinch! I think I am the only person alive that doesn’t watch The Santa Clause! Those cookies look amazing, and would hit the spot while watching any Christmas movie!
    Jennifer recently posted…Avoiding Working Mom Burnout During The HolidaysMy Profile

  6. The cookies look amazing. The perfect treat to leave for Santa.
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  7. Oh my goodness that sounds like the most delicious cookie ever! I definitely need to try and bake it myself!
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  8. Oh my gosh so with those cookies look so good. They would go well with all the movies that you mention in here. I cannot believe it is Christmas time again but I can’t wait to see a lot of these movies.
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  9. The Santa Clause is a funny one!! And yea, I’ll take a million. The cookies look delish and who knew ganache was this easy? The name sounds very fancy but I think I can give it a try. Heading to Shirley’s to check out hers, too. What a fun hop!!

  10. I could eat these by the bucket load! Definitely will be a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth this Christmas.

  11. How delicious does this look! I love chocolate ganache. I love the idea of filling a cookie with this stuff. I bet this cookie tastes absolutely divine!
    Jenn @ EngineerMommy recently posted…DIY Snowman Mason Jar LuminaryMy Profile

  12. I miss doing Christmas movie marathons with my kids. They are all grown ups now and they have their own activities to attend to. Maybe we can set up one weekend to get together and do a movie marathon again (this time with the grandchildren too). Thanks for sharing your ganache recipe. I did not know it was that easy to make!

  13. Chasity Boatman says:

    These look heavenly! Like a fancier version of regular chocolate chip cookies.

  14. Oh man!! These cookies look amazing!! I need to try these for sure!!
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  15. Ooooohhhhhh….. Ganache and more chocolate and they look pretty too! They look so tasty!

  16. Angela Harris says:

    I love this time of year and all of the Christmas movies. It’s my favorite time of year, and of course making cookies just makes it even more fun. This sounds like a great recipe for me to try this year with the kids. Thank you

  17. You had me at Ganache!!! These look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them!
    Sam @ Raggedy Bits recently posted…Snowflake Pinecone LuminariesMy Profile

  18. Baking and movies are two of the best parts of the season! These cookies sound fantastic, I will have to try them out.
    Jennifer recently posted…Hello, December!My Profile

  19. These look like heaven in my mouth! I have so many things I want to make this year and I feel like I am running out of time!
    Emma Spellman recently posted…Emma’s Honduras Rich Chocolate Brownies! #holidayrecipes #Honduras #brownies #hgg2016My Profile

  20. These cookies sound amazing!!! I love Christmas movies, it’s one of my favorite parts of the holidays!
    Vera Sweeney recently posted…Holiday Gift Guide Picks 2016 (Updated Daily)My Profile

  21. Oh wow! You had me at ganache! I have to make these for Christmas Eve this year! I’m in charge of dessert & these are perfect! It’s been so fun hopping with you al!

  22. Christina Aliperti says:

    The quote reminds me of lyrics from a song I love, “I don’t know, I don’t get it lord talk to me,
    How can I have faith in something I just can’t see, This is a small example son listen very closely,
    You can’t see oxygen, but you believe you can breathe”. We have to have faith that some things really do exist even if we can’t see them. The cookies sound yummy too!

  23. My favorite Christmas movie of all time is Home Alone. I watch it every time it comes on. I enjoyed it as a kid and now I watch it with my kids.
    Mimi Green recently posted…A Quick and Easy DIY Ugly Christmas SweaterMy Profile

  24. These cookies sure do look yummy and perfect for Christmas cookie platters! My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation…fairly sure I married my very own Clark Griswold!
    Lori Vachon recently posted…12 Bacon Appetizers for PartiesMy Profile

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