How I Made My Cookie Cake

Baking By edencakes Updated 11 Jun 2007 , 11:40pm by lilthorner

edencakes Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 7:53pm
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Thanks for all the great feedback on the cookie cake, everyone! Lots of people asked, so I'll post what I did.

Here's the recipe I used:


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used mini)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, cream together butter, shortening, both sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.

Gradually add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. (At this point you can drop by spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, for regular cookies)

I made a double batch because I have enough pans. If you don't, just do one batch at a time. I greased four 8" round cake pans with cake release, and measured about 1 1/2 cups dough into each. (I had a little dough left over, which I dropped onto parchment, froze til they were solid, put in a freezer bag and put back in the freezer so I can bake them later). I patted them down so they were level, then popped them all in the oven. I really couldn't tell you how long they took to bake, as I never set a timer. Maybe 20 minutes, but I'm not sure.

Just bake them until the edges start to brown slightly. I took mine out while the centers were still very soft, they even jiggled when I shook the pan. It's okay, they will set. You don't want to overbake them because they will be too dry and crumbly to cut later. The edges baked higher than the centers, so I just took the back of a spoon and smooshed them down right after I took them out of the oven, so they were level.

I left them in the pans until they were set, then ran knife around the sides and flipped them onto cooling racks. I inverted them so they were right-side-up again, because the tops were still a bit soft and I didn't want to leave them in case they weren't quite stable yet.

Once they were completely cooled, I started stacking just like cake layers, with my usual crusting buttercream. Use whatever BC you like. Use just enough BC between layers to give a level surface - remember, cookies are much richer than cake. Once it's assembled, do a crumb coat, even if you don't usually. The cookies are very crummy, so a crumb coat is neccessary.

Once the crumb coat is set, ice and decorate as you normally would. When it comes time to cut, use a very sharp knife, stick it straight down in the middle and lower the handle slowly to slice the cake. Making the cake a day in advance will also make it easier to slice, as the buttercream will have a chance to soften the cookies slightly.

I had lots of fun with this one, I'm going to start experimenting with different cookie flavors and fillings!

47 replies
crisseyann Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 7:57pm
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Thanks for posting your directions. My youngest (who HATES cake) will love this!

MommyEdzards Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 8:03pm
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i want to sink my teeth right into my computer..... YUMMY!!!!
What a great idea!
thank you!

MommaLlama Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 8:10pm
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What a great idea!!!!!!!!
I agree, it looks soooo tasty. I could chew right thru my computer screen too. i'm going to have to try that, my kids & DH will go crazy.


MommaLlama Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 8:15pm
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Okay, I didn't mean to say that three times but my computer seems to have a mind of it's own. Mayby my computer wants a bite too..LOL..


cindy6250 Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 8:23pm
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Your cookie cake looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and instructions.


Monica0271 Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 8:31pm
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Oh My Gosh I can not wait to make this. Thank you So much for posting this!! My mouth has been watering ever since I saw the pic early this morning. YUM!!

i_love_icing Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 8:47pm
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Thank you so much for all the info. I can't wait to try this.

bulldog Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 8:51pm
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Thanks for posting the recipe! I am quite sure this will be a big hit. thumbs_up.gif

traci Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 8:51pm
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Thanks for the idea! I get lots of orders for cookie cakes and this might be something kind of different rather than just a flat cookie! icon_smile.gif

denise2434 Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:02pm
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[b]Thank you so much for sharing Steph!! I can't wait to give this a try!!! It looks so yummy!!

Hugs, ~Denise

countrycakes Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:02pm
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icon_biggrin.gif Clever woman! I have to try this......will do one for dh to take to work for the 'buzzards' icon_biggrin.gif in his crew soon......thanks for sharing! icon_biggrin.gif

sweetbaker Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:03pm
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What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

ntertayneme Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:05pm
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Thanks so much edencakes for taking the time to post your recipe and such wonderful directions on how you did it ... I cannot wait to try this one out icon_smile.gif

cupcakes Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:23pm
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What a great idea! Just when you think there isn't another "New" idea around someone wonderful like you shares their creativity!!
Thank you

cupcakes Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:24pm
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What a great idea! Just when you think there isn't another "New" idea around someone wonderful like you shares their creativity!!
Thank you

sofiasmami Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:30pm
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interesting!! thanks !!!

MommyEdzards Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:34pm
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This would be good for in between a real cake too, like a cookie filling! I'm excited!

RAVUN Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:37pm
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Thanks for sharing....and as I sat here thinking of the possibilities.....
maybe a thin layer of vanilla ice cream between the cookie layers....
Peanut butter cookies with a fudge icing ....mmmmm
OK I think you started something here....Gotta go bake now.

bbelias Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:44pm
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Thank you so much for sharing your WONDERFUL idea. I can't wait to try it!

Lenette Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 9:48pm
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I love the idea of this! I think this is a great alternative for customers. Thanks for sharing! I'm trying to brainstorm cookie/icing combos. So we have choc chip w/ vanilla bc, and RAVUN's idea of a peanut butter cookie with fudge icing...any other ideas? I'm really bad at coming up with flavor combinations.

Lisa Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 10:16pm
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Your cookie cake came out yummy looking icon_biggrin.gif You can make these using regular sized cookies too. I think they're one of the best ways to make rich, mini cakes...easy, easy! I've made mine with both pudding and yogurt fillings. I've also used store-bought bake and break cookies instead of scratch with really good results. My favorite flavor combo is

Pillsbury White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut cookies with Creme Caramel yogurt filling and buttercream icing. It is TDF! It has to be kept refrigerated though.

Here's a quick and easy recipe I've used but you can sub out cookies, fillings and flavors. The kids love making these. They think they're little cakes just for them.

booberfrog Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 11:11pm
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Darn I just got back from the store, think I might have to go back to get stuff to make this! I LOVE cookies and icing so this is perfect!!!
Thanks for the idea.
Think I'll try 2 layers of pb and 2 layers of chocolate chip, 2 buttercream and one fudge. YUM!!

peacockplace Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 12:34am
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Wow! I love this idea! I think you could have pattented it and started you own company! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it.

bikegal Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 5:01am
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Thanks for sharing your recipe! You & Martha must be on the same page. Her kids edition has a cookie cake too but it doesn't look nearly as scrumptious as yours.


lcdmarie Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 1:30pm
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Thank You for sharing.
I can't wait to try this thumbs_up.gif

daranaco Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 1:40pm
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What a great idea!

Here's another flavor combo. You can make brownies instead of cookies with a chocolate mousse filling and chocolate icing.

bodaisy Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 3:26pm
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When you say butter for the recipe, do you mean salted or unsalted? Thank you in advance!! :0)

edencakes Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 3:52pm
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Unsalted icon_smile.gif

bodaisy Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 4:46pm
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thank you very much :0)

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