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How to Make a Cookie Cake from Cookie Dough
What could be better than warm chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven? Unless it’s a piece of delicious cake. Oh, the choices! Now you can combine your favorite desserts into a cookie cake. Yes, this could just be the perfect dessert. Next time you’re sweet tooth is calling, answer with these recipes.
This recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake comes to us from Cooks.com. Judging from the reviews, we’re surprised the cake ever makes it out of the kitchen for guests. You’ll need:
½ cup butter
¼ brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup sugar
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
½ chopped nuts (optional)
Prepare by preheating your oven to 375° and greasing an 8 or 9 inch round pizza pan or cookie sheet.
To make, cream the butter, brown and white sugars, vanilla, and egg together with a spoon. When this is creamy, add your dry ingredients. Blend this thoroughly to mix in the dry ingredients, and then add the chocolate chips and nuts, if you choose.
Spread the cookie dough onto your greased pan and bake for 10 minutes. Take it out, let it cool, and be prepared to receive compliments.
For an extra touch, place mini Hershey’s Kisses on top of the cookie cake (or chocolate chunks) and drizzle with chocolate or shape it like a heart for a Valentine's day cookie gift. At a bakery, this would cost over $40. You can make it at home for the same price as a batch of cookies.
When you are at a loss at what to prepare for a dinner party or gathering, you must ask yourself, “What would Martha do?” Martha would whip up a five layer cookie cake for 16 people, is what she would do. In fact, she has, and this recipe comes from Martha Stewart herself. It is a little more involved than the previous recipe, but it will not fail to impress.
You will need:
4 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons of butter, softened
1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs, and 2 egg yolks
¾ cup heavy cream
3 cups chocolate chips (Martha says semi-sweet)
5 – yes 5 – packages of cream cheese, room temperature
½ confectioner’s sugar
Prepare by preheating your oven to 350°. Next, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, or a mixer, mix butter and brown and granulated sugars. When this is pale and “fluffy,” mix in the vanilla, eggs, and yolks. Continue mixing. Add half the flour, and then half the cream. Mix, and then add the other half of the flour and the other half of the cream. Stir in the chocolate chips.
You are making 5 layers for the cake. You want one level cup of dough for each layer. Drop it onto a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Put the other dough in the refrigerator while you’re working to keep it cool. Spread the dough into an 8 inch circle on the baking sheet (Martha actually traces an 8 inch circle onto the paper; you don’t have to, but you do want your layers to be as close to even as possible).
Bake this until the edges are pale golden, which takes about 12 minutes. Take it out and reshape your circle with a spatula. Put it back in the oven for another 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat this for the other layers. If you have oven space and cookie sheets, you can do more than one of these cookie layers at a time.
As they’re cooling, mix the cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar until fluffy. Spread this mixture onto four of the cookies. Stack them, with the unfrosted cookie on top. Put the cake in the refrigerator until the frosting sets. This takes at least 20 minutes.
It is more work, but the results are fantastic.
Whether you use a recipe that is simple or one that is more elaborate, you cannot go wrong with cookie cake made from your own cookie dough.