Chocolate chip cookies are one of America’s favorite cookies. The only way to make them better is to serve them as a chocolate chip cookie cake. For the ultimate sweet experience, top your cake with chocolate or buttercream icing.
How to Make a Cookie Cake
Everyone will ooh and aah when you serve this easy cookie cake. The quick cookie cake recipe I use is one of my little culinary secrets.
You guessed my secret recipe if you guessed Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie cookie mix. This recipe only requires butter and an egg. Starting with a mix and add your unique garnishes such as sprinkles, candies, etc., make this a super easy and quick cookie cake.
Cookie Cake Baking Pans
If you are wondering how to make the best cookie cake, then I have some great ideas. The first is preparing the pan. To save on time and money, I used a 9″ cake pan I had on hand. If your cake pan is smaller than 9″, the mix may over bake the pan’s sides, so remove some batter and make a few drop cookies too.
Tip: The bakery chef’s professional baking tip is to cut a non-stick parchment paper pan liner. I use a pencil and trace the bottom of the pan on the parchment paper.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
If you double the recipe, you can bake it on a pizza pan.
- My favorite mixer
- Measuring cups
- Cake pan
- Parchment paper
- Measuring spoons
- Christmas sprinkles
- Chocolate chip cookie mix
- Pastry bag
- Piping tip
Cookie Cake Extra Options
How could these chocolate chip cookie cakes get any better? Well, your unique mix of goodies is how. Did I mention that I love Heath candy bars? Can you imagine the culinary delight that would offer a cookie cake?
Baking times can vary according to your pan size. I baked mine for 20 minutes; then I checked to see if done. I added another 5 minute baking time.
Bake until golden brown.
Note: you can only add up to 1/4 cup of mixed in goodies, or your cake will bake over.
Cookie Cake Icing
Icing your chocolate chip cookie cake, what could be sweeter? If you are making a birthday cookie cake, then adding icing is a must. You can frost the entire cake or pipe with a pastry bag around the edge.
Allow the cake to cool to room temperature around 25 minutes before icing.
Note: I used dark chocolate cocoa powder.
- 8 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 2½ cups 10x sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 - 4 tbsp cream
- Cream together 10x sugar and softened (not melted) butter in an electric mixer bowl on slow speed.
- Gradually adding the cream until the mixture is creamy and spreadable.
- Spread the icing over the top of the cookie cake.
- Add the rest of the icing to your pastry bag with your favorite tip and pipe on cookie cake to decorate.
- Garnish with candy, sprinkles, nuts. etc.
The chocolate chip birthday cake is soft and chewy goodness. Serve with ice cream or alone for a delicious treat.
Kids and adults love these cute cakes.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Serving Ideas
Fresh French pressed coffee is my favorite accompaniment to serve with cookies. Decorating your cookie cake with Christmas candies makes the perfect cookies and milk or coffee for Santa.
You might also enjoy my Sugar Cookie Cake post; see it HERE.
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Another idea is to serve your cookie cake with a cup of warm and cozy hot cocoa. See more serving ideas on my Hot Cocoa Bar post here.
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