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 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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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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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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Mother’s Day Cookie Recipes – Cool ideas for gifts!

Mother’s Day is just a couple days away, so now is the time to start baking some gifts. Cookies can be a super thoughtful and caring gift, after all, they are made with your own hands! What could be more heartfelt? Here are some ideas for great cookie recipes for Mother’s Day gifts:

Here is our main category of Mother’s Day Cookie Recipes.

Here’s a cool idea, why not make a cookie bouquet?

Ever seen those mixes in a jar with the fancy bows in a store? You can make those yourself with ingredients and supplies you probably already have in your home. Check out all of our cookie mix in a jar, cookie gifts in a jar recipes.

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