I love those huge cookie cakes that you can get for birthdays or special occasions. I didn’t want to buy one though because they are way overpriced. They also don’t seem too difficult to make yourself, so I tried it. And as you can see, this was for father’s day and my dad loved it.
I found this recipe (Cookie bars) and it calls to use a big sheet pan. I only wanted to make a small cookie cake, so I made half the recipe. I used a 9″ pie plate that I lined with parchment. Note: It took a little calculation to figure out half of some of the amounts so I will write all the halved measurements down below for those who are interested.
I was spreading the dough in the dish but then it seemed like too much for the one pan. I didn’t want it to be too thick because it wouldn’t bake evenly. That’s when I decided to just use the rest to make some small cookies. The big cookie I baked for about 20-22 minutes and the small ones took about 10, both at 350°F. I took them out when they were nice and golden around the edges – the middle will feel soft but it firms up as it cools down.
Everything turned out nicely and I just did the decorations with some melted chocolate.
Cookie dough halved recipe:
- 1/2 cup butter (I used DF margarine)
- 10 tbsp brown sugar
- 6 tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup + 6 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips (I used regular chocolate chips) + few extra for the top
Now you don’t have to wrack your brain trying to figure out how much of everything to put haha. And for the directions, I did everything the same as written in the original recipe 🙂