Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Recipe || Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Hurray! I am safely back in England (Newcastle, to be precise) until our more permanent move to London on Sunday to start the real flat hunt. I simply cannot wait to be settled. The past year and a half of constant moving is very energy-sapping and disheartening. While I am getting pictures ready to write about my week and a half in Atlanta for tomorrow, I thought I’d leave you with a celebration recipe today!
Does anyone else remember those cookie cakes that you could buy from the mall in circles and heart shapes? Long story short, I always wanted one but I never got one. So I decided to make my own. I’ll apologise in advance. This isn’t my best food photography ever…. 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake recipe
If you can never chose between a slice of cake or a cookie this is clearly the recipe for you!

(For the cake)
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of cornstarch
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

(For the buttercream)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 shortening
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
food colour

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake recipe
Please tell me I’m not the only person that sees a huge bowl of cookie dough and just wants to eat it with a spoon?

Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Then beat in the vanilla and egg. Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. The dough will be thick. Fold in chocolate chips.

Chill the dough at least 30 minutes, but overnight if desired.

Make your butter cream by beating the shortening and the butter together until it is smooth. Slowly add in the 3 cups of powdered sugar until combined. Mix in the vanilla and a few drops of food colouring. Stir thoroughly. (It it’s not your desired colour add in a few drops more.)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake recipe
I have the same thoughts about this bowl full of buttercream.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a cake tin. Add your cookie dough and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Let it cook in the pan for a few minutes until moving it to a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake recipe
Finding the patience to let the cake cool kills me sometimes!

When your cake is cool, decorate with your buttercream as desired!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake recipe
A homemade cookie cake like the ones you saw in the mall as a kid. Or was that just me? Please tell me it wasn’t….

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  • That looks sooo bad – in a good way! : )

  • This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try makin this!

  • bethany

    That bowl of dough is my favorite picture of all. 😉
    And now you’ve got me wanting a cookie cake. A big thick slice. I never got one of those as a kid either, but they weren’t all that great. This one is a thick piece and looks a little gummy (which I love), so you probably saved yourself from the mall version. Yours is probably WAY better.

  • Rachael

    That looks so so good!

  • Karly Kim

    This looks delicious, obviously. And, I miss you.

  • Now to make this a cookie cake with ice cream in the middle.. mmmm…

    • You’re trying to make me fat aren’t you? Now the clogs are turning and I am starting to brainstorm ways… x

  • umm could this look more delicious! and yes this is perfect!! this looks like just like the ones in the mall!

    • Did you ever try one of those mall cookies? The consensus seems split between horrible and delicious! x

  • Ohhhhhhh boy. You are out of control girl… Completely out of control!

  • I seriously want to be eating that RIGHT THIS SECOND.

    But actually. It looks amazing. And I love how you said it’s not your best photography ever… it still looks fabulous! Can’t wait to read about your week in Atlanta!

  • wow…this looks amazing! Is it a cookie? Is it a cake? yumyumyum!

  • Oooooh, that looks sooo good. I want it!!

  • Ahhh drooling pinning to make! I’m new to HerCampus and love finding fellow college bloggers (Sometimes feel like I’m the only one!)

    xo Shane

  • Tonya Benoit

    made 2 of these last night for my son’s was a hit!! awesome

  • Barbara Alexander

    Made this last night.. Turned out great. My hubby loved it!!!!