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How I made my cookie cake

post #1 of 48
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Thanks for all the great feedback on the cookie cake, everyone! Lots of people asked, so I'll post what I did.

Here's the recipe I used:

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used mini)


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, cream together butter, shortening, both sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.

Gradually add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. (At this point you can drop by spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, for regular cookies)


I made a double batch because I have enough pans. If you don't, just do one batch at a time. I greased four 8" round cake pans with cake release, and measured about 1 1/2 cups dough into each. (I had a little dough left over, which I dropped onto parchment, froze til they were solid, put in a freezer bag and put back in the freezer so I can bake them later). I patted them down so they were level, then popped them all in the oven. I really couldn't tell you how long they took to bake, as I never set a timer. Maybe 20 minutes, but I'm not sure.

Just bake them until the edges start to brown slightly. I took mine out while the centers were still very soft, they even jiggled when I shook the pan. It's okay, they will set. You don't want to overbake them because they will be too dry and crumbly to cut later. The edges baked higher than the centers, so I just took the back of a spoon and smooshed them down right after I took them out of the oven, so they were level.

I left them in the pans until they were set, then ran knife around the sides and flipped them onto cooling racks. I inverted them so they were right-side-up again, because the tops were still a bit soft and I didn't want to leave them in case they weren't quite stable yet.

Once they were completely cooled, I started stacking just like cake layers, with my usual crusting buttercream. Use whatever BC you like. Use just enough BC between layers to give a level surface - remember, cookies are much richer than cake. Once it's assembled, do a crumb coat, even if you don't usually. The cookies are very crummy, so a crumb coat is neccessary.

Once the crumb coat is set, ice and decorate as you normally would. When it comes time to cut, use a very sharp knife, stick it straight down in the middle and lower the handle slowly to slice the cake. Making the cake a day in advance will also make it easier to slice, as the buttercream will have a chance to soften the cookies slightly.

I had lots of fun with this one, I'm going to start experimenting with different cookie flavors and fillings!
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"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" --Mahatma Gandhi
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post #2 of 48
Thanks for posting your directions. My youngest (who HATES cake) will love this!
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post #3 of 48
i want to sink my teeth right into my computer..... YUMMY!!!!
What a great idea!
thank you!
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post #4 of 48
What a great idea!!!!!!!!
I agree, it looks soooo tasty. I could chew right thru my computer screen too. i'm going to have to try that, my kids & DH will go crazy.

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post #5 of 48
Okay, I didn't mean to say that three times but my computer seems to have a mind of it's own. Mayby my computer wants a bite too..LOL..

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post #6 of 48
Steph,

Your cookie cake looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and instructions.

Cindy
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post #7 of 48
Oh My Gosh I can not wait to make this. Thank you So much for posting this!! My mouth has been watering ever since I saw the pic early this morning. YUM!!
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post #8 of 48
Thank you so much for all the info. I can't wait to try this.
post #9 of 48
Thanks for posting the recipe! I am quite sure this will be a big hit. thumbs_up.gif
post #10 of 48
Thanks for the idea! I get lots of orders for cookie cakes and this might be something kind of different rather than just a flat cookie! icon_smile.gif
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post #11 of 48
[b]Thank you so much for sharing Steph!! I can't wait to give this a try!!! It looks so yummy!!

Hugs, ~Denise
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post #12 of 48
icon_biggrin.gif Clever woman! I have to try this......will do one for dh to take to work for the 'buzzards' icon_biggrin.gif in his crew soon......thanks for sharing! icon_biggrin.gif
post #13 of 48
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
post #14 of 48
Thanks so much edencakes for taking the time to post your recipe and such wonderful directions on how you did it ... I cannot wait to try this one out icon_smile.gif
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post #15 of 48
What a great idea! Just when you think there isn't another "New" idea around someone wonderful like you shares their creativity!!
Thank you
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