“Our” Favorite Giant Chocolate-Chip Cookie Cake!!!

I usually make my children’s birthday cakes.

When they were young, (and before they could talk) I would make my favorite cake for their birthday.

It sounds evil, I know!

I hoped that when they were older and could actually talk, and tell me what they wanted, I would have brainwashed cultivated their tastes to be like mine. (Don’t look all innocent! You know you’ve done this too!!! ;))

My son, this year, decided he wanted a giant chocolate-chip cookie cake for his birthday, and who am I to deny him what he wants, right? :D

I found this recipe on Allrecipes.

I’ve tried a few different recipes, and I always go back to this one.

It turns out perfect every time!

Giant Chocolate-Chip Cookie Cake

(adapted from Allrecipes)

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
(You can omit one cup of the chocolate chips and add a cup of chopped nuts)

In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.

Gradually add flour, salt, and baking soda, beating until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts if desired).

Line a 14 inch round pizza pan with parchment paper. Spread dough, evenly, over the parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 17 minutes. Cool cookie in pan on a cooling rack. Decorate as desired.

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Baking this cookie cake in a pizza pan (the kind with holes), helps the cookie bake evenly, all the way to the center of the pan.


So yummy!

Not too soft, and not too crunchy. Just perfect! MMMMM!

We He really loves this cake!

I promise, I did not influence his decision in any way! ;)


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“Our” Favorite Giant Chocolate-Chip Cookie Cake!!! — 31 Comments

  1. What a fun mom, what a happy boy! Haha…been there, done that. My daughter does not like sweets, never has. When she was very young I made cakes I liked! Now, I have to make an angel food cake with NO icing for her. I make up some icing to eat with mine and Daddy’s pieces. :)
    Looks delish~

    • Well, she is probably better off not liking sweets. I wish I didn’t like them so much! (I would make some icing on the side too, and maybe a chocolate cake to go along! Lol!) Thanks for stopping by, Shawn! :D

  2. Love this! Cookie cakes are a family tradition in our house too! I never could convince my boys to fall in love with my favorite cake either ;)!

  3. I’m going to try to make this tomorrow! I’ll be home from college for the weekend, and this will be the only weekend my whole family will be home for the year (my four older sibs, 3 dogs, mom, dad, and me!). This would be such a fun surprise to take home :) We used to get cookie cakes for our birthdays when we were younger, but haven’t had them for years.
    What icing did you use for this?
    Thanks for reviewing such wonderful recipes! I am a new, loyal reader to “Lady with the red rocker”!

    • Hey, Thanks for the kind words, Sarah! :D

      Sounds like you are going to have a fun weekend! Enjoy your cake cookie! :D

      For the blue and white icing, I just used store-bought, out of the can (used food coloring for the blue). And for the red icing I used the little icing tubes you can buy in the cake decorating section of the grocery store. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by! :D

  4. This giant cookie was wonderful! Didn’t add any icing though, and not as much chocolate chips. But I’ve made it two times in 3 days already.

  5. This looks so good! My sister wanted a cookie cake for her birthday next month, and I thought, why buy one when I can bake since its more fun than buying one? So I googled cookie cakes in images, and saw all the amazing cookie cakes. It is crazy to me how some places sell them for like forty bucks… Your recipe is my fave, so I’ll probably make it. I’m looking forward to decorating it too! I may post a pic of it, if I remember to O_O.

    • Yay! So glad you stopped by Rachelle! I just love this for a birthday cake. We’ve had it for several years for three of my kids. It’s definitely a family favorite! Enjoy! :D

  6. This was a huge hit with my kids and tasted so much better than the cookie cakes we’ve purchased in the past. It’s my new go to for parties!

  7. Can you use something other than parchment paper? Aluminum foil? I want to make this, but don’t have parchment paper and don’t want to go to the store to get parchment paper. Any ideas??

    • Kris,
      I would think that using foil would be okay. I would just make sure you greased the foil really well before you spread the cookie dough out. Thanks for stopping by! :D

  8. This worked fine on foil, sprayed with cooking spray. It does expand a bit so don’t push the dough right up to the edge of the pan. This recipe is heavy on the chips- I will only use 2 cups next time, as is is the norm for this size recipe. I am so glad this standard Nestlé Toll House recipe works for a giant cookie. Thanks for posting.

  9. My cousin would like a layered cookie cake. He explained it is a cookie cake with a real cake layered on top of it. Would it be possible to make this in a square pan so it is the same size as the cake? Would it need any adjustments?

    • Hmm… I would probably not put the whole batch of cookie dough in the bottom of a 13×9 cake pan. I don’t think the dough would cook evenly if you did. You could try doing about 3/4 of the batter (save the rest for making cookies), and you would probably have to cook it longer. I would say check it after 17 minutes, but you will probably have to cook it about 20 minutes or more. I’m assuming that you are making the cake in a separate pan and then layering the cakes together with icing in the middle? Sounds yummy. Hope this helps, let me know how it turns out. So glad you stopped by. :D

  10. I want to make this for my daughter’s birthday, she isn’t a fan of cake and asked for a giant cookie. What pan did you use and where can I get one, or two, I’m thinking of making it double high

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