Looking for how to make a cookie cake? This homemade Great American chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is not only EASY but it's the best homemade cookie cake I've ever made!
Cookie Cake Recipe
If you're on the hunt for a good cookie cake recipe, you've landed in the exact right place! This cookie cake is a family favorite at our house that we love to make when we're celebrating (or just in the mood for an oh-so-yummy treat) 🙂
The Great American cookie cakes you find in the mall are yummy, but expensive…. You'll usually pay about $33 for a 16″ round cake – or up to $41 for a rectangular pan size. This homemade cookie cake is BETTER in my opinion, and will only cost you a few dollars in ingredients! (depending on what you have in your pantry already)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe Tips
If you're a newbie in the kitchen – take a deep breath, because this homemade chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is SUPER easy & forgiving!
I've made this recipe with my homemade buttercream frosting spread all over the whole thing for ULTIMATE sugary coverage…
And I've made it using a Betty Crocker spray frosting to create a pretty border around the edge. If you decide to cheat like I did, this Betty Crocker filled piping bag even comes with sprinkles!
I've made this recipe using my 12″ round pizza pan with great results – just dump the batter onto the ungreased pan and spread it as evenly as possible.
And I've also used a 9 x 13″ cake pan with equally great results. *The round pizza pan version got a little bit crisp on the edges but the rest was soft and chewy and the middle cooked amazingly well.
You could make the chocolate chip cookie cake with JUST chocolate chips – or you could fold in M&M's and top with sprinkles. You can make a Reese's Pieces version for your peanut butter lovers. You could even go crazy and put in all of the above – the sky's the limit!
Birthday Cookie Cake
I know that picture is just plain old pitiful, but you've got to trust me… This is the best ever copycat Great American Cookie Cake you'll ever bake.
My kids LOVE a good Great American cookie cake. When my son turned 14 his sister was determined to bake him a birthday cookie cake. It had been a crazy week around here so I really didn't have much planned (we went out to eat for his birthday). But she persisted and found a couple recipes to use, rode her bike up to Publix to grab the ingredients, and came home to bake it right up for him. (How sweet is that??)
Goodness, it was so good. In fact, it was so good that that big-ole'-fourteen year old even thanked his eleven-year-old sister for it more than two times, which is a pretty big compliment coming from him to her! 😉
How to Make a Cookie Cake
Here's step-by-step recipe instructions for how to make a yummy cookie cake at home.
Homemade Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
- 1 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup M&Ms or Sprinkles Or could use all chocolate chips, we just decided to use both
- Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
- Add in eggs and beat well.
- Slowly add in flour, salt and baking soda, then mix until well blended.
- Add in chocolate chips and M&Ms.
- Spread into 9x13" pan or pat onto a 12" Pizza Pan
- Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
- Frost with buttercream or store-bought frosting and Enjoy!(I just beat together 1 stick of butter (softened), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 cups powdered sugar, then add a few tablespoons of milk until it's at desired thickness.)
Do you have a favorite cookie cake recipe? Let me know in the comments!
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