Chocolate Chip-Filled Melting Moments

One of my newest cookbook acquisitions is The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook. I’ll admit that I wasn’t immediately sold on the book on first sight. After spending a few minutes flipping through its pages, I was definitely intrigued. Its recipes proved far more interesting and varied than I would have thought.

This book is full of tempting recipes, all packed with chocolate chips. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars, Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, Hazelnut and Chocolate Chip Tart. Don’t those all sound delicious? These cookies were one of the first recipes that caught my attention. A buttery sandwich cookie with a sweet chocolate chip filling. How could I resist?

Chocolate Chip-Filled Melting Moments are light, delicate cookies filled with a sweet chocolate chip filling. - Bake or Break

I started making these a little later in the day than I would have preferred. While they aren’t difficult or time intensive, the cookies do have a long baking time. With multiple baking sheets, that really added up.

I had one slight problem with making these cookies. I couldn’t seem to get the size of them right. I inferred from the cookbook’s photo that they would be dainty and small cookies. The first batch spread a good bit and were much larger than I had anticipated. I resized and reshaped the remaining dough, put the baking sheets in the refrigerator for several minutes before baking them, and got a more reasonable sized cookie. In retrospect, I think that the butter was a bit too warm. It was to be at room temperature, but I think just getting it softened would have kept them from spreading so much.

Chocolate Chip-Filled Melting Moments are wonderfully delicate and sweet. - Bake or Break

That little hitch aside, I adore these little cookies. The name “Melting Moments” is really quite appropriate, as the cookies seem to melt in your mouth. On its own, the filling is very sweet, but combined with the light cookies it is just right. And, of course, they are so lovely to look at.

Chocolate Chip-Filled Melting Moments | Bake or Break

Now, for a little treat for one of you. I have an extra copy of The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook that I will gladly send you. To be the lucky recipient, just be the first to guess how many chocolate chips are in the container pictured above. The only information I will give you is that these are standard-sized Ghirardelli chocolate chips. Leave your guess in the comments for this post by 12:01 AM Central Time Friday, April 25, 2008. The first person who guesses correctly (or gets the closest) will have this new cookbook for their collection. Please, limit yourself to one guess. I’ll announce the lucky winner some time on that day. Good luck!

UPDATE: Contest is closed as of 4/25/2008.

Chocolate Chip-Filled Melting Moments

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 sandwich cookies (32 individual cookies)

Chocolate Chip-Filled Melting Moments

Ingredients

    For the cookies:
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the filling:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

To make the cookies:

Preheat oven to 300°.

Sift both flours, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar at medium speed until smooth. Scrape sides as needed. Mix in vanilla until blended. Decrease mixer speed to low and add flour mixture. Mix just until combined and a smooth dough has formed.

Use about 1/2 tablespoon of dough for each cookie. Roll each into a ball and place about 2 inches apart on lined baking sheets. Flatten each with a fork to about 1 & 1/4 inches in diameter.

Bake sheets one at a time until the bottoms of the cookies begin to brown, about 25-30 minutes. The tops should not change color. Cool on pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

To make the filling:

Stir together butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

Turn half of the cookies over and spread about a teaspoonful of filling on each. Place the remaining cookies on top of the filling. Press gently.

Notes

http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2008/04/chocolate-chip-filled-melting-moments/
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198 Comments

  1. Rachel April 17, 2008 Reply

    I guess 700. Completely random, but who knows…

  2. Amanda April 17, 2008 Reply

    I’m gonna guess 410. The idea of a whole book dedicated to those yummy morsels is right up my alley. I’m excited to see the future treats you are gonna test here.

  3. Zack April 17, 2008 Reply

    Will guess 1000, nice even number. Though, I dare say a better question to ask would be, “How long did it take me to count the number of chocolate chips in here?” =]

    Going to try this out this weekend. Cheers!

  4. annmarie April 17, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 546 chocolate chips! These cookies look mighty delicious! I’ll have to try them out VERY soon!

  5. Gigi April 17, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 649 chocolate chips! The cookies look great! I’m always up for a good chocolate chip recipe.

  6. Silvia April 17, 2008 Reply

    Hi! Wow those cookies look so yummy!!!
    At this time of the morning they really are an attempt to my diet!
    Really good.
    Silvia

    Ahh..maybe 1650 chips?

  7. Liron April 17, 2008 Reply

    those really looks great, surely going to try them out…

    my guess is 765 chocolate chips (just a nice number :-) )

  8. Alex April 18, 2008 Reply

    Chocolate flows in deep dark, sweet waves, a river to ignite my mind and alert my senses.Chocolate doesn’t make the world go around … but it certainly makes the ride worthwhile!

    I do have a chocolate site too, check this out
    http://www.sarahs-sweet-fountains.co.uk

    Thanks for letting me comment on your site :D

  9. Jenn April 18, 2008 Reply

    956!

    Those look good! :)

  10. Melissa April 18, 2008 Reply

    1324 chips in the container.

  11. Tara April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 503 chips!

  12. The Spotted Apron April 18, 2008 Reply

    these look really good….i might have to make them this weekend :)

    i guess….825.

  13. Julie D. April 18, 2008 Reply

    I enjoy your blog so very much!
    I believe there are 324 chocolate chips in the carafe.
    Happy Day!
    Julie

  14. hulagirl April 18, 2008 Reply

    453 chips! love your blog!

  15. Adrienne April 18, 2008 Reply

    357! Your pictures are fantastic!!

  16. Adrienne April 18, 2008 Reply

    757! I love your pictures :)

  17. CessC April 18, 2008 Reply

    865 Chips….yummy!

  18. caroline April 18, 2008 Reply

    538?

    that picture is gorgeous! just when you think you’ve seen every type of cookie out there…!

  19. Megan April 18, 2008 Reply

    Hmmm…810. i love new ways to eat chocolate! great photos, too.

  20. Carla April 18, 2008 Reply

    I guess 761.

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  21. Michelle April 18, 2008 Reply

    1335 :) it would change by the minute if I were there. I’d be eating them right out of the jar.

    great pictures, love your blog.

  22. Paula April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 463.
    A whole book of chocolate chip recipes sounds wonderful. Great photos!

  23. Rebecca April 18, 2008 Reply

    254…yum.

  24. Rachel April 18, 2008 Reply

    267!

  25. Sarah Meyer Walsh April 18, 2008 Reply

    555 :)

  26. Carol April 18, 2008 Reply

    I guess 874

  27. Olivia April 18, 2008 Reply

    Come on # 389!!! Your blog is gorgeous!

  28. kim April 18, 2008 Reply

    345 is my guess. the cookies look yummy!

  29. Amy April 18, 2008 Reply

    492 and I’m definitely going to be trying this recipe out soon! yum!

  30. Jennifer April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m guessing 378.
    Boy, those cookies look good!

  31. thateatconomist April 18, 2008 Reply

    587!

  32. Patricia Scarpin April 18, 2008 Reply

    Those cookies look amazing, Jen. I love melting moments, and adding choc chips to them is just genius!
    I’m guessing 289 choc chips.

  33. Sharmin April 18, 2008 Reply

    I can’t wait to see the cookbook! Chocolate runs through our blood! My guess is 533.

  34. Cindy April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess…350. Wonderful looking cookies!!

  35. Richelle April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 377 yummy chocolate chips.

  36. Leah April 18, 2008 Reply

    yummmm! the best t-shirt i have ever seen had a pic of a choc chip cookie with the words, ‘stupid raisins, stay out of my cookies’!! long live ccc’s! my guess is 475.

  37. Maeling April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m going to guess 226.

  38. Hannah April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m terrible at guessing games but I’ll give it a shot anyways… I’ll say 450!

  39. Deborah April 18, 2008 Reply

    Well, you can’t really go wrong with a book about chocolate chips!! I’m really horrible at guessing, but I’ll say 418.

  40. Lee April 18, 2008 Reply

    I think around 532 chips.

  41. Ali April 18, 2008 Reply

    300 :)

  42. Denise April 18, 2008 Reply

    The cookies look great. My guess is 240.

  43. jean April 18, 2008 Reply

    those are lovely cookies!

    my guess is 540!

  44. Ciara April 18, 2008 Reply

    352 chips!

  45. Mark Boxshus April 18, 2008 Reply

    I would guess the number of “delicious” chips to be 512. But then again, we don’t know if you might have placed a “fake” middle inside, to hide the little guys you ate!……LOL

  46. heather April 18, 2008 Reply

    420 chips!!

  47. Allison April 18, 2008 Reply

    Yum. 563?

  48. heather April 18, 2008 Reply

    303 chips!!

  49. jasmine April 18, 2008 Reply

    erm. 731?

  50. Brandi April 18, 2008 Reply

    I think 515!

  51. Evan April 18, 2008 Reply

    430?

  52. Katie April 18, 2008 Reply

    800

  53. Joan April 18, 2008 Reply

    900 chips?

    Beautiful pictures. Thx!

  54. MIKEY April 18, 2008 Reply

    941 YUMMY MORSELS

  55. Alana April 18, 2008 Reply

    Um…I’ll guess 256??

  56. Tiffany April 18, 2008 Reply

    302 :-)

  57. Lisa April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m going to guess 324?

  58. Kim April 18, 2008 Reply

    308

  59. Renee April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 444! Would love that cookbook!

  60. cat c April 18, 2008 Reply

    408?

  61. Josh April 18, 2008 Reply

    1041!

  62. carol murray April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m guessing 660

  63. Danielle April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m going to guess 516! Thanks!

  64. carol murray April 18, 2008 Reply

    660

  65. Kristine April 18, 2008 Reply

    1273! The cookbook sounds so fun!

  66. hillary April 18, 2008 Reply

    301?

  67. hillary April 18, 2008 Reply

    300?

  68. hillary April 18, 2008 Reply

    299?

  69. Erika April 18, 2008 Reply

    The cookies look great, my guess is 263.

  70. emily April 18, 2008 Reply

    901! (hope nobody already guessed that). p.s. love your recipes!!

  71. Megs April 18, 2008 Reply

    321……i love your website. your pictures always leave me hungry!

  72. Nan (and Jim) April 18, 2008 Reply

    SAD. That is how you feel when you have eaten all of these cookies. We devoured the cookies last night. They didn’t even last 24 hours. They were wonderful! I don’t know what it is about that filling; but, it is just right whatever it is. It is just the right amount of “sweet.” No more and no less.

    No need for me to guess on the chips since you are my personal baker and there is no need for me to have a cookbook!

  73. Minna April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 816. I can only look at your website after lunch, when I’m already full, or I have a diet catastrophe….

  74. Katrina April 18, 2008 Reply

    501 chips.

    I once counted 15, 555 beans for a jar for a project for my son. That was a lot of beans! Hidden inside was $5 for whoever in his class guessed the closest.

    Love your blog, recipes and photos!

  75. kristin April 18, 2008 Reply

    those look amazing!

    601 chips.

  76. Dorothy April 18, 2008 Reply

    Hi!!
    I’m guessing that there are around 1250 chocolate chips in that vase!

  77. Heather April 18, 2008 Reply

    194

  78. liz April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 216.

  79. Cheryl April 18, 2008 Reply

    Yummy! Chocolate chips! Leah, I want that shirt! 333?

  80. Madinat April 18, 2008 Reply

    i’m guessing 270 looks like a lot, but not. ;)

  81. Melissa April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’ll say 278. They look yummy too:)

  82. Hawkeyegirl April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’ll guess 668. Yummy!

  83. Aaron April 18, 2008 Reply

    It is a trick question. The jar has zero chips. The chips are only a picture and not real.

  84. Jacqueline April 18, 2008 Reply

    355 chips? (After I get my hands on that jar, I don’t know how many chips will be left haha…)

  85. Patti April 18, 2008 Reply

    I guess 324 chips!

  86. Aly April 18, 2008 Reply

    426?

  87. Claude April 18, 2008 Reply

    I guess 417 chocolate chips!

  88. Betty Pickering April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m guessing 378.

  89. Erin April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 415 chips.

  90. Grace April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m going to guess 435 chocolate chips!

  91. Stacey April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’ll guess 498 chips.

  92. joanne April 18, 2008 Reply

    564 is my best guess.

  93. Yvonne April 18, 2008 Reply

    199

  94. Katie April 18, 2008 Reply

    I love melting moments.

    I’m guessing 416 chips

  95. Nathalie April 18, 2008 Reply

    Hum, one more delicious recipe!
    I guess 833 chips.

  96. babycakes April 18, 2008 Reply

    I am guessing …. 622 chips ???

  97. Kim April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 637 chips????

  98. Ruthie April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’ll say 493 chips.

  99. RecipeGirl April 18, 2008 Reply

    These look delicious!

    My guess: 342

    Looks like it’s a great cookbook :)

  100. Verena April 18, 2008 Reply

    Mmm, somewhere around 800? How did you manage to count them in the first place?

  101. Julie April 18, 2008 Reply

    I am guessing 545 chips! :)

  102. Andrea April 18, 2008 Reply

    1011

  103. Andrea April 18, 2008 Reply

    1011 chips?

  104. Tram April 18, 2008 Reply

    365

  105. Crystal April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 982 chocolate chips :)

  106. magpie April 18, 2008 Reply

    These look so good! Now I’m craving a cookie I’m guessing 888.

  107. jennifer April 18, 2008 Reply

    Wow! I certainly didn’t expect this kind of response! As far as my counting them, I did indeed count every single one. It took a while, but this seemed like a fun way to give away a cookbook.

  108. Jaya April 18, 2008 Reply

    600?

  109. Hendria April 18, 2008 Reply

    These look amazing… I have added the book to my wish list…. :) …. Great photo…

  110. Hendria April 18, 2008 Reply

    my guess is 400

  111. Robin April 18, 2008 Reply

    372, she says. I can’t wait to make these!

  112. Audrey April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’m guessing 523.

  113. brilynn April 18, 2008 Reply

    723, there can never be too many chocolate chips.

  114. Rachel April 18, 2008 Reply

    425

  115. Miranda April 18, 2008 Reply

    526?

  116. kristen April 18, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 987!

  117. Cassy April 18, 2008 Reply

    How about 714?

  118. Midge April 18, 2008 Reply

    475 is my guess

  119. Jamie April 18, 2008 Reply

    383.

  120. DolceDeLuca April 18, 2008 Reply

    Lovely cookies!!

    My guess is 385 chips.

    I love your blog :)

  121. cj April 18, 2008 Reply

    1182

  122. Lori April 18, 2008 Reply

    I’ll guess 275.

  123. constance April 18, 2008 Reply

    I believe there are 995 chips in the jar.
    thanks

  124. Melanie C. April 18, 2008 Reply

    These coolies look amazing!! I am a HUGE chocolate chip cookie fan! I will guess 888–and I love your blog!

  125. yawen April 18, 2008 Reply

    my guess is 1219 chips(:

  126. Mandy April 18, 2008 Reply

    Ooo, those look awesome!!!

    My guess is 444 chips!

  127. Jesselyn April 19, 2008 Reply

    cmooon 275!

  128. Sandie (Inn Cuisine) April 19, 2008 Reply

    I love games. I’m going with 893 chips!

  129. Kevin April 19, 2008 Reply

    Those look so good with the creamy chocolate chip filling!

  130. Lauren April 19, 2008 Reply

    I can’t wait to make these! I guess 404 chips…

  131. Nuwanda April 19, 2008 Reply

    These remind me of our double doozies!

    My guess is 811:)

  132. Donya April 19, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 287

  133. LINA April 19, 2008 Reply

    I guess 433!

  134. Bakerella April 19, 2008 Reply

    701 for me.

  135. Star April 19, 2008 Reply

    359

  136. Meryl April 19, 2008 Reply

    250

  137. tam April 19, 2008 Reply

    Love your website!
    My guess is 376 chocolate chips

  138. kiwi April 19, 2008 Reply

    hmm, 500, maybe.

  139. Sarah April 19, 2008 Reply

    Hehe…I bet you never get this many comments! :) The cookies look delicious. I just made your chocolate chunk & cherry oatmeal cookies & they were phenomenal!

    I’ll guess…567.

  140. Angie April 19, 2008 Reply

    This is tough, but I’m guessing 270?

  141. Amy April 20, 2008 Reply

    572

  142. Sarah April 20, 2008 Reply

    824?

  143. kimkim April 20, 2008 Reply

    Im going to say…. 777 chocolate chips

  144. Indigo April 20, 2008 Reply

    743?

  145. Marilou April 20, 2008 Reply

    836 chocolate chips in the container!

  146. Lillian April 20, 2008 Reply

    I’ll go with 444 — 4 is my lucky number, and it looks about right.

  147. Sara April 20, 2008 Reply

    683!

  148. Jessica April 20, 2008 Reply

    476 chips!

  149. Luce April 20, 2008 Reply

    387 chips is me bet, lassie!! And totally scientific, too…

  150. Dona April 20, 2008 Reply

    657 is my guess.

  151. Giovani April 20, 2008 Reply

    736! I hope I’m right.

  152. KJB April 20, 2008 Reply

    There are 188 chips in the jar.

  153. oooh, I’m going to guess there’s 283 in there!

  154. BensCin April 20, 2008 Reply

    I’m going with 462. The cookies look divine!

  155. Sophie April 20, 2008 Reply

    I’d say about 394

    P.S. This is a great recipe, so refreshing and unique. The concept of having the chocolate chips on the inside is fabulous :D.

  156. Sandee April 20, 2008 Reply

    I guess 428, don’t ask how or why, it just typed itself.

  157. Vicki April 21, 2008 Reply

    I am guessing 633! Wish I could test taste a cookie…or two.

  158. amanda April 21, 2008 Reply

    I’ll throw in a guess of 256. And the cookies look wonderful!

  159. Jean April 21, 2008 Reply

    314

  160. Cindy April 21, 2008 Reply

    Jennifer I made your Vanilla Bean Cheesecake bars this past week-end. They were a big hit with my family!

  161. courtney April 21, 2008 Reply

    I guess 301 :-) The cookies look fabulous!

  162. Jenny April 21, 2008 Reply

    I’m going to guess 425.

  163. ames April 21, 2008 Reply

    i’m going with 907! :) love this website, thanks for the fun.

  164. Rachel Erin April 21, 2008 Reply

    399 chips of deliciousness!! :)

  165. rachel April 21, 2008 Reply

    789

  166. Monica April 21, 2008 Reply

    584

  167. newlywedjenn April 21, 2008 Reply

    I love your site!! I feel like I need to go to the dentist just looking at your photos! I guess 364! Here’s hoping!

  168. Melanie April 21, 2008 Reply

    I guess 301. I am officially de-lurking. I read your blog every week & enjoy it!
    thanks.

  169. Angela C April 22, 2008 Reply

    752. Love your recipes & your pictures. I just wish I could bake like you! :)

  170. Stacey April 22, 2008 Reply

    362. Thanks for a lovely contest!

  171. Stacie April 22, 2008 Reply

    I don’t think anyone has guessed 549 yet…so that will be my guess!

  172. Chelai April 22, 2008 Reply

    I’m guessing 420

  173. Brooke April 22, 2008 Reply

    I’m going with 711

    :)

  174. Ginger April 22, 2008 Reply

    415 delicious chips

  175. TBC April 22, 2008 Reply

    597? :-)

  176. Lauren April 22, 2008 Reply

    765!

  177. Bekah April 23, 2008 Reply

    guessing… 323

  178. Jennifer April 23, 2008 Reply

    699!! Yummy…

  179. Tori April 23, 2008 Reply

    I’m gonna say…505.

  180. Teanna DiMicco April 23, 2008 Reply

    1001 chocolate chips!

  181. Martha April 23, 2008 Reply

    I think there are 210 chocolate chips.

  182. Sharon April 23, 2008 Reply

    I’m going to guess 712!

  183. Mike April 23, 2008 Reply

    1428 chips

  184. Lisa T. April 23, 2008 Reply

    I’m going to say 587. Looks like a fabulous recipe – might just have to pick up that book anyway!

  185. Susan April 24, 2008 Reply

    There are 922 chips in there – I hope!

  186. Catherine April 24, 2008 Reply

    My guess is 531 chocolate chips!!! cant wait to try these!

  187. Deb April 24, 2008 Reply

    336 chips

  188. Katy April 24, 2008 Reply

    358 :) They look really good–I can’t wait to try them!

  189. jennifer April 24, 2008 Reply

    Alright, guessing time is over. Find out who had the closest guess over here.

  190. Stacey April 30, 2008 Reply

    I made these today for my co-workers and everyone loves them. I too had trouble with the size, but it was more human error than anything else. Easy to make but they look like you put a lot of effort in.

  191. mimi May 5, 2008 Reply

    too late for a guess, but these cookies look delightful!

  192. jennifer May 5, 2008 Reply

    Stacey, good to know I wasn’t alone in the cookie-sizing troubles. They’re delicious, though!

    Thanks, mimi!

  193. Charlotte May 13, 2008 Reply

    i think there are 300 chocolate chips

  194. Lizzie May 17, 2008 Reply

    I’m terrible at guessing, but I just made these cookies and I cannot express how. amazingly. delicious. they. are!! oh mannnnnnn, thank you for posting this!!

  195. jennifer May 17, 2008 Reply

    Lizzie, I’m glad you liked them!

  196. vishali December 3, 2009 Reply

    looks really good!, may i know how long does the cookies keep and how to store them ?

  197. jennifer December 3, 2009 Reply

    vishali, I would keep them in an airtight container for about a week.

  198. Merle September 5, 2011 Reply

    I would say 389 :)

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