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These Chocolate Coma Sandwich Cookies are dreamy, super-rich chocolate cookies filled with a luscious chocolate ganache! Not for the faint of heart, these chocolate gems are for the die-hard chocoholics!

Chocolate Coma Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Coma Sandwich Cookies

Nick, my college sophomore, was home for a weekend visit.  Miss Lambeau wasn’t doing well…and we wanted him to have some time with her as we knew we’d have to say goodbye to her soon. Intensely decadent chocolate desserts are a must when one of the boys comes home…whether for dinner or an overnight stay. Calling these Chocolate Coma Sandwich cookies  “decadent” would be an understatement. Let me explain why…

Chocolate Coma Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Overload Cookies

This recipe, found in Sunset, utilized 12 ounces of melted chocolate plus 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, then another 6 ounces in the dreamy chocolate ganache. Nick snatched up a couple of these babies before I had a chance to fill them. He must have missed the standard food blogger memo about family members needing to check on the status of desserts before diving in.

Anyhow, the point is, he was found in a chocolate coma after eating two of these cookies without the filling. There were a lot of moans and groans of pleasure when these were actually sampled in sandwich form. I offered to cut them in half, but the chocoholics would not have that…they’re gluttons for punishment!

Note: If you like a more intense chocolate flavor, substitute bittersweet chocolate for the semisweet. You can also up the espresso powder to 1 tablespoon for a bigger mocha boost.

Chocolate Coma Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Coma Sandwich Cookies

Dreamy chocolate overload cookies filled with chocolate ganache

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Yield 12-16 cookies


For cookies:

  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into chunks
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teasspoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

For ganache:

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream


  1. Make cookies: Put chopped chocolates and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 30 with 30 second increments, stopping and stirring each time till melted and smooth; let cool slightly.
  2. Whisk eggs, sugar, espresso powder, and vanilla into chocolate mixture. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir dry ingredients into chocolate mixture until evenly mixed, then stir in chocolate chips. Cover dough and chill until firm enough to hold its shape, about an hour.
  3. Meanwhile, make ganache: Put chopped chocolate and cream in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals, till melted and smooth, then let cool. Cover and chill, stirring occasionally, until firm enough to spread, about 2 hours. If ganache becomes too firm to spread, you may zap it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough, roll into rounds, then place on prepared sheets onto sheets about 1 inch apart. Press dough to flatten to about a ½ inch thickness. Bake about 10 minutes, till tops lose their wet look, but don't overbake. Let cookies cool on sheets on racks.
  5. Spread flat sides of half of cookies with ganache and top with remaining cookies.


Adapted from Sunset Magazine.

Total time does not include chilling time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 55mg Sodium: 102mg Carbohydrates: 34g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 26g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g


We said farewell to our sweet girl on Tuesday. RIP, Lambeau. October 16, 1999-February 18, 2014.

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65 comments on “Chocolate Coma Sandwich Cookies”

  1. These are pure temptation…I could not be near these sandwich cookies, otherwise I’d devour them faster than Cookie Monster would. 🙂

  2. My heart still aches for you over the loss of your furry girl. The cookies are outrageous and I want at least a half dozen. Hopefully they helped ease the pain of saying goodbye.

  3. Omg I was drawn by the chocolate cookies but then was distracted by your loss. I’m so sorry. I’ve worked in the veterinary field for years so I have a huge soft spot for animals. I treat my own 2 dogs as if they were my children. If you need to talk or have any questions, I’m here for you.

  4. So sorry about your sweet pup, Liz. It’s so hard to let them go, even when it’s clear that the time has come. I’m glad your son was able to come home in time and I am sure the chocolate overload of these wonderful helped to ease the heartache. At least a little bit.

  5. Bring on the milk!!

  6. I cry every time I think of the loss of your sweet Lambeau, Liz. Now that I have a dog, every time I read any blog post, article, etc of the loss of a pet, I’m destroyed. Lambeau was a beautiful dog and she had many wonderful years with you. These incredible chocolate coma sandwich cookies (awesome name!) were definitely needed during your difficult time.

  7. those cookies sandwiches are good to have it in the morning or anytime, when you have an apetiser for sweets, they’re look so amazing and tastylicious delicious 😀

  8. Holy toledo, that’s a lot of chocolate! Which makes it the perfect cookie, IMHO.

  9. Luuuuuuuush cookies, Liz

    So sorry about your beautiful dog, dear.

    I believe she is snuggling next to my sister, Kay, right now. Xx

  10. So sorry to hear about your darling girl. Such a loss. You probably needed that cookie coma. x

  11. Love chocolate coma’s 😀 Now I must try this recipe – it looks wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh, Liz, I’m really sorry for the loss of your beautiful dog. I feel choked up …. I know acutely what is like to lose a beloved dog….I lost two in the space of 4 years. I still miss them, but I know they are in a better place. God cares about even a sparrow that falls to the ground…how much more a dog. Have you looked in their eyes? They are special creatures that God made to teach us about unconditional love and also about loss in my opinion.

    On a lighter note, I just love the name of your cookies. Haha!! 😉

  13. Dear Lizzy, these cookies sound magnificent. I know they wouldn’t last long in my house. I am so sorry for the loss of Lambeau. I know how difficult it is…they just become part of the family. xoxo, Catherine

  14. Oh Liz, this is certainly the coma I won’t mind having! These cookies simply look divine and there can never be too much chocolate!!!

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