Use the best chocolate chip cookie dough recipe to form into a deliciously soft and chewy cookie cake that’s perfect for any occasion!Jump to Recipe
Can someone please explain to me where the years are going? My boys are just growing way too quickly for this momma! When my oldest son turned 5 we had to have his birthday party a little early since our two-week vacation overlapped his birthday. He requested a PJ Masks party at the splash pad with a chocolate chip cookie cake.
Easy enough! Although come to think of it, I had never made a cookie cake before. I’ve eaten plenty but never made one myself. Do you know what I have made in mass before? Chocolate chip cookies. I took a shot in the dark and decided to see what would happen if I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe to make it into a cake.
Well, let me tell you, it was delicious! You can find my recipe for chocolate chip cookies here: The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve Ever Eaten. I did have to modify a few aspects of the method, but I used the exact dough recipe from the cookies.
Since Tyler’s birthday party was PJ Masks, the original cake was decorated with blue, green, and red frosting. But when I’ve made it other times I keep it simple and decorate with white cream cheese frosting.
Step by Step
In a stand mixer, use the whisk attachment to combine the butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Beat for 5 minutes in the stand mixer, or for 7 with an electric hand mixer.
Then scrape the sides of the bowl and slowly add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt while continuing to stir until a dough forms.
Add the chocolate chips and stir on slow speed with the paddle attachent or fold them in by hand.
Now, here is where the instructions vary from my cookie dough recipe. Cover the bowl with the dough and refrigerate it for about 30 minutes. You want the dough to cool, but the full two hours that I use for the cookies is too long and the dough is too hard to work with.
When you are ready to bake the cake, preheat the oven to 350F and remove the dough from the refrigerator. Turn out the dough into a lightly greased springform pan or baking dish. I used a springform to give it a round shape (per Tyler’s request) and so I could easily take the sides off to cut the cake when it was time. Spread the dough out to the edges of the pan, making it as even as possible.
Bake the cake for about 10-15 minutes, until the edges start to brown. Let it cool completely if you plan to add frosting.
When you are ready to serve, remove the edge from the pan and use a pizza slicer to cut into pieces.
Originally Published On: June 27, 2018
Last Updated On: February 19, 2020
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- In a stand mixer, with the whisk attachment, combine butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg, and vanilla and beat for 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 7 with an electric hand mixer
- Scrape the sides of the bowl and slowly add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt while stirring
- Add the chocolate chips and stir slowly with a mixer or fold in by hand
- Cover the dough with beeswax wrap or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Lightly grease a springform pan or baking dish
- Spread the dough evenly to the edges of the pan
- Bake about 10-15 minutes, until the edges start to brown
- Remove from the oven and let cool
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
36 thoughts on “Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake”
Seriously DROOLING. BADLY. I don’t even like chocolate chips much but hot damn, I know I would have a GRAND OL TIME with about 6 of these chewy babies! I remember loving CHEWY CHIPS AHOY cookies so um, load me up with these!!!
Oh man, chocolate is my weakness! And I didn’t think about it until you mention, but yes, this is kind of like one big chewy chips ahoy!
I never thought to make a cookie cake. Such a great idea especially since I am not a huge fan of cake. This is now on my list to make.
I’ve had them from the store before, but I prefer making things at home. So, we went for it and it worked well!
my kids would love me to make this, I’d definitely get cool points for it ; ) (even though I’m pretty awesome as is!) This recipe sounds delicious, yum AND thanks!
This looks amazing. I know that my kids would love it if I made this for them. Maybe I will make it for the 4th.
It can work for any holiday! Just use the correct colors for your frosting and you have an easy, yummy cake!
Wow. I have eaten cookies before but I have never tried a cookie cake. Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely try to make one following your recipe.
Making it into a cake is so fun for something different.
That’s a great idea and I hope everyone enjoyed it. I hope you guys had a good trip as well.
Oh, the kids all devoured this at his birthday party! So did the adults 😉
this looks so good! I love cookie cake!
It’s such a yummy cake 🙂
I love it! I have tried to make a few cookie cakes over the years and haven’t had much success but now I am curious how it would be in a springform pan
The springform made it easy to serve. Plus, once I put the icing on I could put the sides back on and cover with foil to transport without the icing getting squished!
Oh, this looks super yummy. I used to love getting cookie cakes for my birthday when i was a kid. So my favorite!!
I usually had either a cookie cake or an ice cream cake. I remember going to the cookie store in the mall and getting a slice of cookie cake whenever we were there.
Yumm I am totally going to need to try this! My hubs loves chocolate chip cookies, but I can never get them soft enough.
This recipe makes it really soft. And they stay soft for days.
Wow that was an interesting read. Loved the chewy choc chip cake…Need to try this
It’s such a great option for a cake if you want something a bit different.
I love cookie cakes, almost more than regular cakes. I’ve never made my own, but his looks simple to do and so tasty.
I had cookie cakes often for my birthday growing up. They are so yummy!
This looks like something my kids would really enjoy! We love cookies and so this would amaze them.
If they are like my boys, they will be amazed that you made such a big cookie and they can eat it like a cake! 🙂
Sounds good. I am not a chocolate chip fan. Can it be done with other flavors?
I don’t see why not! I haven’t tried it yet, but almost any cookie dough should be able to make a cookie cake, you just need to really watch it because the cooking time will vary.
Wow! Looks delicious, I love chocolate chip cookie!
It’s so good since it is based on a delicious cookie recipe, just turned into a cake!
The years go faster as they get older I find! I love this cookie cake! Im such a cookie person!
Oh my gosh, so true! I’m getting ready for my youngest son’s 5th birthday now!
YUMMMMM….The chocolate chip cookie cake looks so delicious, i would love to make it soon.
It’s such a great option for a birthday party or a party in general.
Oh, my! this cookie-cake looks delicious, I definitely have to try.
Happy belated bday to your son!
Thanks! I can’t believe how fast they are growing!