Something I haven’t talked about yet on here? I LOVE TO BAKE! I probably spend 2-3 hours a week and far too much money per month just experimenting with new recipes. This is such a big part of my life that I really want to share with you guys, so today I’ll be sharing one of my favorite recipes that I’ve been using lately…
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CAKE!
Come on, y’all. Who doesn’t love cookie cake? Cookie cake is a huge crowd pleaser and is so fun to make for a party, someone’s birthday, or just for a fun surprise for your roomies! If you are a cookie cake lover, you are going to love this recipe! Feel free to save the recipe to your Pinterest board, and then come back to the more detailed ingredients/instructions listed below the graphic!
1 CUP SOFTENED UNSALTED BUTTER
3/4 CUP WHITE SUGAR
3/4 CUP PACKED BROWN SUGAR
2 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
2 & 3/4 CUPS FLOUR
(To be added in 3 portions so flour doesn’t fly everywhere)
2 TSP BAKING SODA
1/2 TSP SALT
1/2 TO 1 WHOLE 12 OZ PACKAGE OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS
(I think everyone has a different preferred ratio of cookie to chocolate chip. I prefer about 2/3 of a package of chocolate chips for this recipe.)
HAND BLENDER OR STANDING BLENDER
(This is more of a tool than an ingredient.)
1. PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 375 DEGREES.
2. SOFTEN THE STICKS OF BUTTER IN MICROWAVE.
I take 2 sticks of butter and microwave them until the sticks are soft-ish and like a small pool of butter.
3. MIX BUTTER, WHITE SUGAR, BROWN SUGAR, AND VANILLA EXTRACT.
Using the standing mixer!
4. ADD IN EGGS AND MIX WELL.
5. ADD FLOUR IN 3 PARTS.
6. ADD BAKING SODA AND SALT.
7. MIX CHOCOLATE CHIPS BY HAND.
Add your preferred ratio of chocolate chips!
8. PUT BATTER IN CAKE PAN.
This is where it’s going to vary. The thickness of the cookie cake is going to depend on the size of the cake pan and how much of the batter you use. I typically use a 9 inch cake pan and use like 2/3 of the batter and use the rest for regular cookies (and the cookies cook for 8-10 minutes).
9. COOK FOR 15-20 MINUTES OR UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN ON TOP.
If you can stick a fork in the center without any dough sticking to it, the cookie cake is done. The exact amount of time this will take depends on the thickness of your cookie cake and the time spent in the oven. It’s possible that if you have a super thick cookie cake it might just have to be a little bit doughy in the middle. Not a bad thing, imo.
I made this cookie cake the other day. My sorority at Vandy just had recruitment and I dropped it off for them to eat at the end of one of the rounds! Such a fun and easy way to serve them and show the love of Jesus!