Recently, Andrea shared that she made a cookie cake for her son’s birthday. I like to bake, but have never baked a cookie cake. Y’all, we are cookie cake people. I usually order them from Great American Cookie which is in our mall. Cookie cakes for all special occasions. For my birthday, I always say, “All I want is a card and a cookie cake!”
Lately, I’ve had more time to bake, so most Sundays Hadley and I have baked a sweet treat for Sunday dessert. I thought it would be fun to make a cookie cake as our Sunday treat a couple of weeks ago.
- 3/4 c. room temperature, unsalted butter
- 1 c. packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg, plus 1 yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Hadley is always big help in the kitchen. Hayden mostly prefers to be the taste tester 😉
See Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe and instructions.
We did not do homemade buttercream icing…although, I do love a good buttercream icing. We just used vanilla icing and sprinkles we had on hand. Hadley did most of the decorating!
Also, of note, not sure if we did something “wrong,” but the cake did rise a bit in the middle. It wasn’t flat like a cookie cake. That being said, it tasted delicious. Like most desserts, it barely lasted two days in our house!
I do want to try the recipe again and press the batter down more before putting it in the over. Also, not sure if Hadley had too big a scoopful of baking soda causing it to rise a bit more than it should have or not? I fall somewhere between novice and expert baker 😉
Overall, the recipe was a success and tasted delish!
Have you found yourself baking more during this time? What are some of your favorite recipes to bake? I’m afraid “quarantine 15” may be real!