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
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
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