Thursday, July 9, 2020

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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Tuesday of this week was World Chocolate Day, and as a celebrator of such holidays, I felt I owed it to myself to make something special to enjoy. My favorite dessert (as you should know if you’ve been reading me for a while) is cookies, but I tend to not like baking them because all of the forming of those little mounds of doughy lusciousness gets on my nerves. This recipe, from Cookies & Cups is genius. All the deliciousness of a chocolate chip cookie — crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside — is here in convenient cake form. Look at this beauty! Is it adorable, or what? It’s perfect for one (it freezes beautifully), perfect to give as a gift, great to serve for company, and will surely delight both young and old, this is a winner all around. There is no need to frost it if you’re in a hurry, the original recipe did not call for frosting, but I cannot resist a piping bag or Wilton number 1M tip so, using the luscious Creamy White Almond Frosting that goes with my white chocolate wedding cake, I did so. I also had these for breakfast one day. Why not?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
From Cookies & Cups

¾ c. salted butter, room temperature
¾ c. light brown sugar
¼ c. granulated sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 t. vanilla extract
¾ t. baking soda
½ t. kosher salt
1 2/3 c. flour
1 ½ c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat a
9-inch spring form pan
with baking spray; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium speed for two minutes. Add whole egg, yolk, vanilla, baking soda, and salt, and beat for 30 seconds until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as you go. With mixer set to low, slowly add flour, beating just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the edges are set and the top is no longer glossy in appearance. Don’t over bake or you will end up with a dry cookie cake.

Allow the cookie cake to cool in the pan completely. Remove the sides of the pan, and, if desired, transfer to a serving platter.

Decorate with frosting if you so choose. Slice and enjoy.


Angie's Recipes said...

A giant chocolate cookie :-) This is definitely a winner!

Gina said...

I made some chocolate chip cookie dough up yesterday for special occasions - like Thursdays, for example. I had been craving something warm and wonderful from the oven. Might fire it up tonight!

judee said...

Since you are a celebrator of such holidays- let me wish you a happy holiday and enjoy that fabulous looking cookie dessert!

sandy said...

well... wow. love it.

Alycia Nichols said...

S-T-O-P!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re killin’ me!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ramon is begging now!🤣🤣🤣

Linda said...

Looks like a good recipe Pattie! Chocolate chip cookie cake was always my son's choice of cake on his birthdays.