Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Minute Gift?? Giant Cookie!

Don't you love cookie cakes? I'm not sure why cookie cakes taste so much better than regular cookies but I think they do. I love chewy cookies and I think there's more chewy in a slice of cookie cake. If you like crunchy cookies you may not agree with me.

I made one Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (top) and one regular Chocolate Chip (bottom). While both tasted great (I liked the PB one better because I LOVE peanut butter. Yes, I could marry it.), the peanut butter one looked a lot better. They are really easy to make and I'm giving out a few for Christmas gifts this year

(what PE coach wouldn't want a big cookie?).

I used disposable 13" pizza pans.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Cookie Cake Recipe
(from Almost Bourdain)

6 TBS butter, softened
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.

Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream the butter, peanut butter, light brown sugar, and vanilla extracts on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute.

Increase the mixer speed to high and beat for 15 seconds. Stop the mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the egg.

Blend on medium speed for 30 seconds.

Add the dry ingredients and combine on low speed until just a few dry streaks remain.
Add the chocolate chips and mix for a few seconds until combined.

Scrape the batter into a greased and lined 10-inch round cake tin (or a 13" disposable pizza tin if giving away - it looks like there isn't enough batter but there is - turns out perfectly).

Press the batter into a smooth and even layer in the pan. Bake until lightly golden and puffy around the edges (the center should still feel quite soft), 18 – 22 minutes (I baked mine for 15 minutes, as it was larger and flatter).

Cool for 10 minutes and then run a paring knife around the edge of the pan to release the cake. Or leave it in the disposable pan if you are giving for a gift!
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake recipe came from Food Network.

This post has also been linked to:

Mouthwatering Monday at Southern Fairytale

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace

Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff

What's on The Menu Wednesday at Dining With Debbie

Hearth and Soul at A Moderate Life

Recipe Swap at Prairie Story (Thursdays)

Colleen's Fall Recipe Swap at Colleen's Kitchen (Fridays)


  1. What a great idea! :) I bet it is well received, too!

    Have a Merry CHRISTmas!

  2. This is a great gift idea! I know some kids who would love getting this for their Birthday. I'd love to have you share your recipe at Delicious Dishes link party on Balance Today.

  3. This seriously is the best gift idea! We may have to try it over the break- the kids would out!

  4. What a great idea! Who would not love a Happy Birthday cookie, thanks.