Sunday, July 19, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Another one of Andy's requests for his many birthday celebrations was a chocolate chip cookie cake! We both grew up loving these, and I've always wanted to make one. I thought they were the most popular thing ever and was quite surprised that I didn't find many more recipes online.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

The icing I chose wasn't the texture I had hoped for, and I wouldn't recommend using it, so I won't include the recipe here. I was trying for an exact replica of the Mrs. Fields version we know and love, and this icing was a bit runny (does anyone out there have a Mrs. Fields frosting knockoff recipe to share?). Oh well, still awesome! The cookie is soft and fluffy, and a perfect blank canvas for decoration.

Have you ever had a chocolate chip cookie cake?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Adapted from Recipezaar
Printable Recipe

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour, plus 4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

3. Spread dough into a 15 1/2 inch round pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool completely before decorating.


(wife.) said...

Wow, crazy! First, it looks amazing. Second, so funny--I was looking at the Tollhouse Pie recipe I was telling you about, and I was like, "well this is almost the same!" Then I saw the piddling difference between 2 cups of flour in your recipe and 1/2 cup of flour in theirs. HA!!

Anyway, when I was a kid, I would walk by the Mrs. Field's store at the mall and dream of getting one of those for my birthday. I don't think I ever told my mom, or else my dream might have had a chance at coming through! But I still see them and equate them with Cool Things I Couldn't Have, so consider yourself *VERY* lucky! ;-) I don't think I've ever tasted a giant chocolate chip cookie (at least, one that was actually baked all the way through)!

Julie @ Bunsen Burner Bakery said...

My mother would make a cookie cake every time I had a sleepover growing up. I LOVE them. With the exception of carrot (NO cream cheese icing, yuck!), the only "cakes" I like are ice cream and cookie (I really, really dislike regular cake). I always try to convince my husband that he wants a cookie cake for his birthday/anniversary/graduations, etc., but he loves real cake too much, so I always get stuck baking something I won't eat at all (literally, his first word, before mama or dada or anything else was.. cake!)

Sara said...

I've actually never heard of a cake like this! But now I'm imagining how delicious it would be with three layers: Cookie, ice cream, cookie. I wonder if that would work!

Mary Camu said...

My parents would get me a cookie cake for every birthday when I was a kid! I love them! How cool!!! I bet it was yummy!

Anna said...

Oh my god, I think this is the best idea I've ever heard! The invention of television and internet pales in comparison to a cake made of giant chocolate chip cookies - you have my respect, lady!

kaythaney said...

I made a reference to cookie cake once on a staff email, and got a reply from a fellow Rochester-native saying that it was a "western NY thing", implying they were relatively rare otherwise. Glad to hear someone else enjoys them so much! :)

Tia said...

it looks exactly like mrs. fields! awesome job. was it chewy too?

Unknown said...

Just used your recipe! made 3 cookie cakes i loved it ! :) worked out perfectly

Unknown said...

Can you tell me how many servings it makes?

Unknown said...

Can you tell me how many servings it makes?

Amy I. said...

@Unknown It depends on how you cut it. Maybe anywhere from 8 (big slices) to about 30 (little squares), but that's just a guesstimate. Enjoy!

Yvonne said...

My son wanted a cookie cake for his birthday, so I Googled and found your recipe. It is in the oven right now, and I plan on using Martha Stewart's buttercream for the icing.

The cookie dough tasted fantastic, so I'm hopeful that it all turns out!

Thanks for sharing! :)

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