With Memorial Day coming up, I thought I would share one of my favorite crowd-worthy desserts. Perfect for a cookout or party. Enter: the cookie cake.
I love this recipe, mostly because you just press the dough all into one pan and bake it and you're done. Voilà. At least until you frost it. And I highly recommend frosting it with a buttercream frosting. Store-bought is okay, I mean, we're human and can't make homemade all the time, so don't worry! Anyways, frost the cookie and your guests will love you forever.
You can bake this in a sheet pan or a round cookie pan. When ready to serve, just cut into squares and enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar (I prefer dark brown sugar)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 cups chocolate chips (I always go heavy on the chocolate chips!)
- Spray a sheet pan or round pan with non-stick spray
- In a mixer beat the sugars and butter until fluffy. Cream in the eggs and vanilla on a low speed. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Spread onto pan. (You'll need to spray your hands with a non-stick spray so the dough doesn't stick to you! Or use a spatula to spread the dough.)
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the middle appears baked. Bake 3-5 minutes longer if the middle does not appear to be baked.