Giant Cookie Birthday Cake

What kid doesn’t like those “cookie cakes” for special occasions? My teenager is a big fan of those, and for his birthday he requested a cookie cake that wouldn’t be too crispy. I didn’t have a pizza pan the right size for this recipe so I made it in a 9X13 baking pan.

This recipe works equally well in a stand mixer or using the saucepan technique. If you make it in a saucepan, be sure to allow the butter-and-sugar mixture to cool 5 minutes before adding the eggs.


Giant Cookie Birthday Cake

Makes 12 servings

12 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed (5.7 oz)
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/2 cup plain M&M candies (3.5 oz)

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9X13 baking pan with foil and spray with baking spray (or use nonstick foil–I keep a roll of that around for things like this.)

Mix brown sugar and melted butter until combined. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking soda until soft dough forms.

Stir in chocolate chips and M&Ms. (If using a stand mixer, remove the bowl and work the chips and candies in manually. Even on a slow speed, the mixer will pulverize M&Ms.)

Pat dough into baking pan.


Bake 25 minutes. Don’t overbake; it will continue to cook after it’s removed from the oven. Allow to cool completely before decorating and serving.


Nutrition information does not include additional decorations.


Copyright 2017 Barb Szyszkiewicz for Cook and Count. All rights reserved.

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