How to Make a Large Cookie Cake

There are few things quite as sweet and delicious as cookie cakes. Almost everyone loves a giant chocolate chip cookie. Super-size that sentiment, add a bit of frosting, and you have a delicious cake that is perfect for any occasion. The best part of this treat, though, is that it is super-easy to make.

Shape and Pans

The key to any good cookie cake is the pan itself. While most cookie cakes are about a 12 inch round, you can certainly go with any size or shape that works for you. You won’t need a special pan for this. Your cookie cake is going to come out in the size or shape of the pan you choose to bake it in. If you’re looking to go with the more traditional 12 inch round shape, just use a simple pizza pan.

The Recipe

Once you have your shape issues worked out, the next step is to find the single best chocolate chip cookie recipe on the planet. You’ll certainly want to choose one that is well suited for bar-style cookies, but beyond that, feel free to select one with delicious add-ins like chocolate candies, macadamia nuts, or even shredded coconut. Here’s a great one from Food.com if you don’t already have one in mind.

Take 1 cup of softened butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, and 2/3 cup brown sugar and beat them together. Add in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 2 cups chocolate chips. Mix together. Add the dry ingredients to the batter. Mix until you’ve blended them well. Spread the dough in an ungreased pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

It’s important to note that whether you use this recipe or another, your baking time will probably vary depending on the type of pan you use. It’s important, no matter what recipe you use, to leave about an inch of space between the edge of your pan and the giant cookie you’re creating. That gives it a little room to spread out. Once your giant cookie cake is done baking, you’ll want to pull the pan from the oven, then allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.

Icing the Cookie Cake

Your final step is icing and any other decorative touches you want to add. Almost any icing recipe will work for a cookie cake. A standard buttercream icing is typically a great choice. Many people also glaze the entire thing with a simple chocolate glaze recipe. You could also simply go with a can of store-bought icing and pipe on a cute design or slogan to fit the occasion. For an added touch, put some sprinkles or small candies on top of the icing to help decorate the cake a bit.

Cookie cakes are easily the perfect addition to any celebration whether you’re talking about a child’s birthday party or a retirement party at work. They’re easy to make, too, so grab your ingredients and start baking!

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No Bake Cookies for Cool Summer Treats

Its getting hot out there this summer! No one wants to turn on their oven and heat up their home to bake cookies. You don’t have to turn on that oven though, if you use a great NO BAKE cookie recipe instead! Here’s a few of our favorite no bake cookie recipes, perfect to sweeten up this hot and sticky summer:

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies – Easy to make, no exotic ingredients. You probably have all the ingredients ready for smores anyway, why not use them for these cookies instead?

No Bake Peanut Butter Squares – Luscious peanut butter makes these squares rich and delicious. Another twist on smores cookies!

Easy No Bake Cookies – Simple to make, yet still so delicious. Barely a small paragraph of recipe instructions to make these scrumptious bites!

No Bake Caramel Cookie – A one pan cookie, then drop onto a sheet to cool, how simple and easy is that?

No Bake Coconut Oatmeal Cookie – A no bake oatmeal cookie, with coconut? Yes, try this one out, you’ll be surprised at how well coconut and oatmeal go together. Drizzle some chocolate over them for some extra richness!

No Bake Butterscotch Cookie – Just a few ingredients go into this delightful treat, and I bet you have all of them in your pantry!

No Bake Orange Cookies – Another recipe using mainly pantry ingredients plus frozen orange juice concentrate. Who knew that you could make delectable cookies with that stuff? You do now! Give this one a go for a refreshing citrus punch in your cookie!

No Bake Apricot Balls – Are they a cookie or candy? Who cares! They are delicious, and perfect for summer picnics. Easy to make as well!

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – What list of recipes would be complete without some chocolate oatmeal cookies? Not this one! Chocolate oatmeal cookies that come out of your refrigerator, that’s right. You can’t go wrong with this one!

Check out our other no bake recipes!

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It’s That Time of Year Again!

It’s that time of the year again! Yes! Christmas cookie time!

Try some of our favorite Christmas cookies —

Christmas Angels – Heavenly looking and heavenly tasting too! Great for parties and cookie exchanges!

Christmas Gumdrop Cookies – Use those gumdrops that nobody eats to make these scrumptious cookies.

Christmas Mouse Cookies – The cutest Christmas cookies that you will ever make!

7 Layer Bars – The classic treats from the side of the Eagle Brand condensed milk can, these are always a hit with so many different flavors and they are always easy to make too! Pick up a few cans of sweetened condensed milk, some nuts, coconut and chocolate chips and you can make these in bulk in no time!


Christmas Ornament Cookies
– These ornaments are fun to make, fun to eat and look pretty on the tree, but be careful not to let the cat or dog get them!

Check out all of our Christmas cookie recipes by clicking here.

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Cookies with Kids: Making Baking Fun

Today, we present a fun guest post by Bethaney Wallace:

For bakers everywhere – even occasional dabbers – the idea of letting a child into the kitchen is one that causes stress and anxiety. While this is somewhat true for mothers, fathers, and daycare providers, the fear rises steeply by those who aren’t used to having youngsters around. But no matter a person’s comfort level with children, some fear is to be justified – after all there’s necessary heat, electric appliances, and the possibility for one humdinger of a mess.

However, with a little coaching and persuading, baking with kids can actually become a welcome treat – one that even includes a literal treat (which is a great point to tell any helpers).

Follow these easy tips to help baking with any age a fun, bonding, and fruitful event.

Start out by having a pre-cookie talk. Depending on the age of the child/children, you’ll want to explain that only adults use the oven (and why), and that unless directions are followed, the cookies won’t be edible. Once this is understood, it’s time to get out the recipe, ingredients, and baking sheets, as doing so beforehand may be distracting.

When making dough, be sure to involve the kids as much as possible. If they’re old enough to measure, let them do so. If not, let them pour in each ingredient – after all, that’s the fun part! Side bowls can also be used to make sure there are no accidents such as a broken shell or overuse of flour. While mixing the dough, you can also incorporate other fun elements, such as listening to kiddie music, wearing hats or aprons, or taste testing individual ingredients, like scientists or professional bakers might do.

As for the cookie divvying itself, let your helpers use their hands. It will be messy, but they’ll have fun … and its’ much easier than teaching the whole two-spoons technique.

As for cooking and cooling steps, this is a great time to prepare any icing or toppings, and clean up any dough or batter mess. (And what a great time for a lesson on cleaning up after oneself.) Here, rely on the music or dancing to transition to the next fun part.

Finally, it’s time for decorating, which is likely to be their favorite part – aside from the eating. Provide an option of candies and frosting colors for sugar cookies, while chocolate chip or monster cookies can use a douse of sprinkles or powdered sugar – anything to let them add a final touch.

Of course eating the cookies will be an obvious reward, but another benefit will be the quality time you spent together, as well as the lessons learned. Remember that baking with kids is a fun and exciting activity, and all it takes is getting them involved to have a fun and delicious afternoon.

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Cookies for Summer

Check out some of our favorite summer cookie recipes, like S’mores Cookie Bars, Lemon Drop Cookies, Tropical Lemon Coconut Bars and Blueberry Cookies.

Also, don’t forget our other categories for making cookies for your summer picnics and parties:

Brownie Recipes
Easy Cookie Recipes
Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

And don’t forget, you don’t have to turn on the oven to make tasty cookies, try no-bake cookie recipes:
No Bake Cookie Recipes

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Most Popular Christmas Cookies – Top Ten Christmas Cookie Recipes

We are in the midst of Christmas cookie baking season! Are you done baking or are you still in need of some Christmas cookie recipes? Either way, here are the most popular and the top ten Christmas cookie recipes on our site this season —

#1 Traditional Decorated Christmas Cookies – No surprise here, people want the best sugar cookies for decorating with frosting and candies.

#2 Christmas Butter Cookies – This one may be a surprise, these are much more simple cookies, rich and buttery but not as easily frostable. Though they are easy to make, perhaps the easiest Christmas cookies you can make.

#3 Auntie’s Christmas Cookies – Here is another sugar cookie recipes, traditional, good for decorating.

#4 Christmas Spice Cookies – Here is another surprise entry on the list. You would think gingerbread would fit the bill for spice cookies, but this recipe has proven to be very popular.

#5 Christmas Angel Cookies – These are some fun angel shaped cookies, great for making with kids.

#6 White Christmas Cookies – Another fun cookie to make and you get great results.

#7 Christmas Candy Cane Cookies – These cookies are actually shaped like a candy cane and with the use of double colored doughs, they look like candy canes as well. A fun cookie to make and they look fantastic as a gift or to set out for your Christmas buffet or table.

#8 Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies – For those looking for a great tasting but soft sugar cookie.

#9 Christmas Ginger Cookies – A gingerbread style cookie recipe, but a bit more simple.

#10 Frosted Christmas Brownies – Here is another surprise, Christmas brownies! Yes, Christmas brownies, these are just brownies with some Christmas decorations. Easy and fun to make for Christmas and great for chocolate lovers.

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Favorite Christmas Cookies

You may have noticed that we are reformatting and adding more description to our recipes, starting with the Christmas cookies section. We hope this will allow people to view and print recipes easier on our site, with less clutter. We are in the midst of Christmas cookie baking season, so to celebrate, here are my favorite Christmas cookie recipes —

Decorated Christmas Cookies – Perfect for baking and decorating with your favorite cookie cutters. Don’t forget the frosting!

7 Layer Bars – I know some people who wouldn’t bother baking if they didn’t bake these lovely little morsels of yumminess. Some people also refer to them as Dream Bars. Very easy and quick to make as long as you have all the ingredients.

Mexican Christmas Cookies – These are traditional Mexican cookies, especially for Christmas time. These are a must for my family at Christmas, someone always brings along a plate of Bizcochitos, as we call them.

Candy Cane Cookies – These are amazing candy cane shaped cookies that are not nearly as complicated to make as they seem. These are very impressive cookies to bring along to parties, cookie exchanges and simply to impress your family, friends and co-workers.

Christmas Ornament Cookies – These are surprisingly easy to make, and you can hang them on your tree, you just need to cut a hole to put some string through. If you really want to make them fancy, the easy way, you can use some little tubes of store-bought frosting to make these gorgeous.

Holiday Gingerbread Cookies – No holiday season would be complete without some gingerbread at some point. These cookies are traditional and tasty, yet aren’t crazy complicated. You get the real gingerbread taste, perfect for cutting out with your handy dandy gingerbread man cookie cutter.

These are my essential holiday cookie recipes, what are yours? Check out our site for loads more Christmas cookie recipes!

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Christmas Cookie Time

Christmas is coming soon, we have just updated and reformatted many of our Christmas cookie recipes, why not check them out now so you can buy the ingredients you need beforehand — http://www.cookie-recipes.net/christmas-cookie-recipes-christmas-cookies.htm

Great recipes for Christmas cookies include —

Cutout Sugar Cookies
Gingerbread Man Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Snickerdoodles
7 Layer Bar Cookies
Peanut Butter Kisses

You will find them all on our Christmas cookie recipes category.

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Easiest No Bake Cookies

Have you checked out our easy cookie recipes section lately?

Easy Cookie Recipes

Check out our recipes for saltines cookies, lemon bars, dream bars, gingerbread cookies, raspberry cookies and, of course, snickerdoodles, the classic sweet little cookies that are easy to make and fun to eat.

Also, check out this recipe for our easiest to make no bake cookies —

Easiest No Bake Cookies

2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
4 tbsp Cocoa powder
1/2 cup Evaporated milk
1/2 cup Peanut butter
3 cups Oats
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Salt

Combine the sugar, butter, milk, salt and cocoa powder into saucepan, bring to boil for about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract, peanut butter and oats. Mix well. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper.

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