A delicious copycat of the Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake!
The Great American Cookie Company carries a lot of nostalgia for me. They were always a fun place to stop while visiting our local mall. Double Doozies were always a favorite!
I can’t help but notice that we can’t get out of there without spending almost $20. $20 for cookies I could make at home! Ugh, that hurts a little. That’s only one cookie per family member. And that’s definitely not what a cookie cake will cost.
But hey, I don’t blame them. Make money where you can! I also am going to choose to save money where I can.
A couple of years back, I decided to work on a cookie cake recipe that was even better than one I could buy. It costs a fraction of the price and is made with quality ingredients. It bakes up soft (as long as you don’t overcook it), and is incredibly yummy! This recipe definitely won’t disappoint, and I’m so glad I get to share it with you!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe
- 14″ round pizza pan with edges (this one is my favorite; cost effective and has lasted years)
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- Wilton buttercream icing for decorating plus two piping bags and icing tips #7 and #2D
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Either butter your pan or line it well with parchment paper. (I’ve done both and neither way seems to stick.)
In a large bowl combine the butter and sugars. Cream together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat in well. Pour in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Spoon onto the greased pan and spread out as evenly as possible. IMPORTANT: Leave about one inch of space between your dough and the edge of the pan. The batter will spread while cooking, and this will prevent batter overflow.
Bake for 20 minutes until the edges are golden. The cookie will still be soft in the middle. It will continue to bake in the pan as it cools off.
While the cookie is cooling, make your icing. Divide the icing into 2 separate bowls. You will need about 2/3 of your icing recipe for your white icing, and 1/3 for your blue. (Feel free to use whatever colors you want.) Using your white icing with your #2D tip, pipe every other star around your border. Use the same tip, and write your message on the cake. Now it’s blues turn. Using the 2D tip, pipe blue stars filling in the remaining border. Now use the #7 tip, and outline your message on your cake. Add sprinkles if you desire.