Rich and yummy chocolate chip cookie baked into a cake-sized dessert. Here you’ll find the recipe to make a rich and decadent chocolate chip cookie cake with soft and chewy center and crunchy outside. Top with delicious butter cream icing and you’ll have a homemade treat that rivals any store-bought cookie cake.
I decided to make a Valentine’s Day cookie cake for our special dessert this year! I wasn’t planning on making a dessert, but I needed to practice before my husband’s birthday next week.
You see, he’s had a cookie cake for his birthday ever since he was a little kid. I had never bought a cookie cake before I married him. Do you know they are dang expensive!?!
Well, since I’m queen cheap, I asked my sister-in-law to make one for him last year. And it was delicious! He loved it more than the store-bought kind.
This is the one she made for him several years ago. She’s very talented!
So, I decided that this year I’d make one for him. So, I made this Valentine’s Day cookie cake as a practice run.
I think I did a pretty good job with this one, so I’ll attempt the birthday cake. Even if it’s not as pretty as a store-bought one, it’s the thought that counts, right?
I’m not going to tell you how little time it takes us to eat a whole cookie cake. It’s just so easy to take a bite every time you walk by. I’ll eventually cut it up into pieces and put it into a container to keep us from eating it all. the. time!
Lucky for you, my sister-in-law shared her cookie cake recipe with me, so I have written down the recipes for you here! Her butter cream icing is to die for as well.
The cookie cake and butter cream icing are both sooooo delicious!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Rich and yummy chocolate chip cookie baked into a cake-sized dessert. Here you'll find the recipe to make a rich and decadent chocolate chip cookie cake with soft and chewy center and crunchy outside. Top with delicious butter cream icing and you'll have a homemade treat that rivals any store-bought cookie cake.
- 1 cup butter, softened and slightly melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp hot water
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ¾ cup milk chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350.
Lightly grease 12" round cookie pan and line the bottom of the pan with the parchment paper.
In the mixer, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve baking soda in hot water, then add to the batter.
Add salt and mix well.
Mix in flour.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Put your cookie dough in the parchment lined pan. Smash the dough down into the pan until it's about ½ inch high. I put a piece of parchment paper over the dough before I smash it down with my hands to make it look even! Be sure to pull the parchment paper off the top before you put it in the oven.
Cook for 20-22 minutes. The cookie cake is done when the top is golden brown.
Allow the cookie cake to cool for 15 minutes.
Then place the large cookie sheet over the top of the cookie cake. Carefully flip it over on to the cookie sheet. Remove the parchment paper from the bottom.
Then place your cake stand or cardboard on the cookie cake and flip it over again. Now you're ready to decorate your cake!
Enjoy! Do you love cookie cakes as much as we do??
What are your Valentine’s traditions? Do you go out to eat or make a special meal at home?