My sister-in-law turns 17 today and when it came time to make her cake, her mother suggested a cookie cake. I agreed to make it and it came with my standard warning, “You know I’m not a cake decorator” because let’s face it, I’m not.
I used a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe for this, the one from the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip bags. I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually made the recipe (as cookies) but I was happy with how it turned out as a cake. I had worried that the outside would brown a lot faster than the inside but it all seemed pretty even in the end. Just be careful because the cookie does expand – I would suggest using a pan with a higher rim than I did or you could probably refrigerate the dough in the pan for a little while to stop the spreading.
My favorite part of the cake was how easy it was to decorate! A few dots here, a few there, and it almost looked like the cookie cakes you buy at the mall!
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups 12-oz. package chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.
flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan (or pan of choice). Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.