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
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
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
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
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.)
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.
Finding the patience to let the cake cool kills me sometimes!
When your cake is cool, decorate with your buttercream as desired!
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….