Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

I have been making these for Amby and Zac's birthdays since they were very small. Every year I tell them I will buy them a cake from Savage's Bakery, but they almost always want this instead. It is really easy and can be done with slice and bake dough if you don't want to make the dough from scratch. I always use the Nestle's Toll House recipe on the back of the bag of morsels. It actually takes about 1/2 of that recipe to fill one pizza pan. You can use a little more than half, but if you use too much, it tastes cakey. If you are serving a crowd, you can prepare the whole recipe and use the other half to bake another big cookie or a couple of dozen small cookies.

Cookie Cake

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans
canned frosting of your choice
(I like Duncan Heinz Chocolate and Cream Cheese. The whipped kind doesn't hold up well, so I don't recommend it).

Preheat oven to 375.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a larger bowl, beat the butter, sugars, and vanilla until creamy. (Note: Never melt the butter when you are baking cookies or they will turn out very flat. Soften it just enough to beat.) Add eggs one at a time until blended.
Stir in morsels and pecans. Press about half the dough onto a greased pizza pan. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Pipe with icing and allow to dry.

Press dough onto pizza pan:

After baking, allow to cool and pipe with frosting. You can make it from scratch if you would rather not use canned.
Slice with a pizza cutter and enjoy it!

1 comment:

Amby said...

Oh man. I can taste it by just looking at the picture! mmm