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?
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 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.
To print this recipe click Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.
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.
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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