Cookie Cakes have been a favorite for kids for so many years! As a kid, I remember walking through the mall and seeing the cookie cakes displayed in the glass case. Now, my kids love cookie cakes so much. I’m so happy that I can make them at home now! And it’s extremely simple to do!
Traditionally cookie cakes are made with a large chocolate chip cookie and decorated with a buttercream icing. That is exactly how I do it, and I’m going to teach you how to do it too! If you are more of a visual person, there is a video that I made linked at the bottom of this post. The full recipe is only here though!
The first part of the process is making the chocolate chip cookie dough! (Side note: this can be used for regular chocolate chip cookies too!)
I do use a stand mixer for this recipe, but you can use a hand-held mixer if that is all you have!
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Salted Butter at Room Temp (If you use unsalted, just add ½ tsp salt)
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ cup Sugar
1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups Chocolate Chips (use whatever kind you like)
This is the Process:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
Mix your flour and baking powder in a bowl
In your mixer, cream together butter, vanilla, sugar and brown sugar with the paddle attachment. You want to beat on medium until it is light and fluffy.
Reduce the speed of the mixer, and add in the eggs. Mix until the eggs are fully incorporated.
Add the flour, and mix until combined. Don’t over mix.
Stir in the chocolate chips!
In a 12” cake pan that is lined with parchment paper, add your dough to the center. Spread around, but leave about an inch between the dough and the edges of the pan. The cookie will spread in the oven so we need to leave room for it to do so!
Bake for about 15-20 minutes. You want the cookie to brown more so on the outer edges than the middle, but you want the middle to be completely set.
Once baked, let the cookie completely cool before removing from the pan. I like to put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. You can put it in the freezer, fridge or leave it on the countertop.
Once it’s completely cooled, you can remove it from the pan and put it on a cake board, platter or plate for decorating!
Now it’s time for the fun part! Decorating! You can really do whatever you want here. You can even let the kids go crazy! You want to use an American Buttercream. If you need a recipe, then check out my video on how to make American buttercream!
I decorated this one very traditionally with a star border using a 1M Wilton piping tip. If you would like to see exactly how it is all done, then watch the video below! I would really love for you guys to show me pictures of your cookie cake masterpieces!!