Last weekend my nieces and nephews were in town so it seemed like a good time to experiment with something fun. What’s more fun than a cookie cake??
I made a cookie cake several years ago and it turned out okay, but I decided to try another recipe this time to see if I could find one that was a little chewier. We have a round pizza pan, but I needed that for an actual pizza so I used a jelly roll pan and just made a cookie sheet cake. I followed the recipe as is except for the fact that I didn’t have enough chocolate chips so I chopped up some of the 70% cocoa candy bar we had to make up the rest that was needed. I also added sprinkles because I wanted to kick things up a notch and you never need a reason to add sprinkles.
The recipe was very easy to throw together. I sprayed a spatula with some cooking spray to help spread out the dough and flatten it a little. Then I popped it in the oven and let it work it’s magic while we all watched a fun movie. I was most excited about the decorating part, because that’s honestly the best part of a cookie cake. I threw some sprinkles on top, then whipped up some chocolate icing to pipe on. I also had some white chocolate wafers that I melted and drizzled on top before piping the frosting on.
I did not follow the icing recipe because I was feeling lazy and just eyed it, which is why my icing looks a little sad; apparently it was a little too thin for piping. As a side note: if you want to know how I normally make my classic frosting for cakes and other goodies watch this video I threw together early on during the COVID shelter in place mandate. Eventually I’ll post more and hopefully find a way to make the videos more engaging. We also had some mini chocolate chip cookies that I threw on top as well just for the fun of it!
All in all the cookie cake part was very chewy. We topped out cookie cake slices with ice cream and homemade hot fudge sauce (more on that soon!) with whipped cream and a cherry as a final touch. It was a hit with everyone and an easy and yummy recipe I’d recommend.
Recipe Used: Garnish & Glaze