Melvira Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:01pm

I just received a last minute order for a large round CChip cookie decorated with buttercream. I have the Wilton heart shaped cookie pan, but not the round, and she definitely wants round!! Would you just line one of your regular cake pans with foil and use that? I don't really have time to order a pan, and live almost an hour away from the nearest craft/deco store. (I could go buy something if I had to!) Has anyone else used a 'plain old' cake pan for this, or do you have another helpful suggestion? I have a pizza pan, but it's the kind with holes in the bottom, so I'm not sure that would work. Any thoughts?

Edited to add: I DO have a Wal-mart within 15 minutes... but it's a small-town version, I wonder if they'd have a pizza pan without holes...?

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playingwithsugar Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:23pm

Hey, Melissa!

I have seen the pans they use in the local giant decorated cookie store - it's a 12" round pizza pan. All she does is grease the edges a little, so the cookie does not stick when she de-pans it.

Some Wal-Marts sell the round pizza pans, some do not - I have three WallyWorlds near me, and only the local superstore sells them.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:33pm

Awesome! Thanks for that!

MaisieBake Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:39pm

Why not just bake on a sheet pan you already have? Turn the pan on its back (flat side up) if you're worried about getting the cookie over the raised edge of the pan.

mawagner Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:46pm

My pizza pan has holes in it, but I just cover it with foil and my giant cookies bake just fine. HTH

Melvira Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:48pm

I suppose I could do that... cookies are used to be baked without pan sides...

I have some options to consider now... that's awesome!

lilsomethinsweet Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:49pm

I use my round Pampered Chef stone. Then I take a cake circle and place it on top and cut around it to make the perfect size. I do this with my sugar cookies and they work out great!

mom23girlstoo Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:49pm

I just use my regualar cake pans... grease like would a cake and it should release just fine.

No need for a special pan!! icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:50pm
Originally Posted by mawagner

My pizza pan has holes in it, but I just cover it with foil and my giant cookies bake just fine. HTH

Ahhh I knew there was a way around the holes! icon_wink.gif

mom23girlstoo Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:55pm

I should add... I used a 11x15 cake pan (see my photos) BUT it had the side edges raised.

I've done others that didn't do thatby not spreading the cookie dough out to the edges.... as the dough melts and cooks it'll spread out to the edges on its own. Stay about 1" away or so.... good luck!! icon_biggrin.gif

mgdqueen Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 9:57pm
Originally Posted by lilsomethinsweet

I use my round Pampered Chef stone. Then I take a cake circle and place it on top and cut around it to make the perfect size. I do this with my sugar cookies and they work out great!

exactly what I do.

debster Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 10:01pm

I use my cake pans just use the pan release I go up to the 16 inch round in my photo and I do the rectangles too. It all works fine don't buy extra pans. I did and it's a waste. I want to add people like them better this way cause I make them thicker than the thin ones with no sides, they are a much softer cookie cake.

darlene_000 Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 10:19pm

So Im curious now about the cookie cakes... can someone post their general directions? How much dough? How long do you cook them for? Cool then decorate?

jstump Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 10:36pm

I saw an Emeril show where he made a giant CC cookie on a pizza pan with holes in it & he just cut parchment paper to put in the pan to cover the holes.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 10:36pm

Yes, please tell how you make a giant cookie! My son is bored of cake now, but still loves buttercream and cookies, so I said I'd do a giant decorated cookie for his birthday, but I have no idea how lol!

mgdqueen Posted 6 Mar 2007 , 11:16pm

Depending on the size you want, and I usually make 12-14", I would use about 1/2 batch or a little more of dough. I put a parchment circle on my stone (but you can use a pizza pan or your cake pans) and spread the dough until it's about 3/4" thick. It is about 2 inches from the edges of the parchment when I'm done. I bake mine at 350 for about 30 min-but it depends on the size. You can test doneness just like you would test your normal cookies at that point. I don't like mine hard at all.

Then, let it cool slightly, and pull the parchment onto a rack until it cools completely. Slide to a covered board and decorate. My stepdaughter always requests a giant choc chip cookie for her birthday cake. I decorate with BC.

Melvira Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 12:18am

Decorated CC Cookie cakes are a marvelous break from the same old same old! Before I got into making them I would get one every great once in a while at the place at the mall... but I would make them frost the whole top...none of this chinzy little piped design... cover that baby! Then you can pipe whatever the heck you want on it! icon_wink.gif

angelcakesmom Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 12:47am

I worked at The Great American Cookie Co. for 4 years and this is what we did for our giant cookies: take a cardboard circle, square, heart, whatever shape you want- place a larger piece of parchment paper on top. spread/roll your cookie dough on top of the parchment, using the cardboard underneath as the guide to your shape. Your dough should be at least 1/4 inch thick. Lift up the paper to the light and you'll be able to see if the dough is evenlly spread or to thin in spots. place the parchment on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 20min. keep checking depending on thickness you might need more or less time. Let cool completely; flip baked cookie upside down on cutting board, peel off paper. Take the cardboard you used for shape, place on top of cookie to cut around edge. While holding onto cardboard, cookie and cutting board, flip back over, remove cutting board and you have your cookie on a board ready to decorate! icon_biggrin.gif HTH

mkolmar Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 4:57pm

I just made one last night and overbaked it icon_cry.gif Well, my kids are happy about at least. wish I would have seen this sooner.

chubbycheeks Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 5:16pm

Mmm, I love big cookies. icon_smile.gif

I find the already shaped cookie sheets to be quite small, actually. I've baked it in a sheet cake pan, and I always cut the edges (I don't like the edges). The GT heart shaped on is one that I cut out. I just use my regular CC cookie dough recipe and spread it out. I learned the hard way that it spreads (LOL), so I don't go all the way to the edge. I batch was plenty to fill my sheet pan, I think I actually had a little extra dough left (oh darn). icon_smile.gif

Definitely don't overbake. I bake mine at 350 for about 20 minutes (but I definitely watch it). It comes out PEFECT! icon_smile.gif

ruralepicure Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 5:59pm

Good info angelcakes!

tiggy2 Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 6:11pm

Thanks for the info angelcakesmom, I'm definately going to give this a try, I just love BC on chocolate chip cookies.

lfkeller Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 7:18pm

anglescakesmom - What kind of icing did they use at the cookie company?

sweetflowers Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 7:54pm

I've done cookie cakes with sugar dough in my character pans, then just outlined with BC and pipe a border. They also spread a little so I don't spread the dough quite to the edge.

angelcakesmom Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 8:33pm

The icing used at the cookie co. was shipped in buckets from the company. It was basically a white, fluffy buttercream. I used to thimk it was the best frosting before I made my own! icon_wink.gif

lfkeller Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 8:58pm

My favorite dessert is the cookie companys cookie with their icing on it. Would you care to give me the recipe you use on your cookies?

By the way. I am new to this board so this will be a really dumb question. But suppose I see a thread I would like to refer to later, but not necessairly reply to. I see some type in the word save, I understand the concept but where do you go on this website to see things you have posted?

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