This week was SGA election week, and Shianne won a seat in the Arts and Sciences department so I thought I would make a cookie cake to celebrate. Usually I make cookie cakes for birthdays, engagements, celebrating the end of semesters (ok, so pretty much everything), but it had been a while since I had made one. Probably because every time I make one I eat so much cookie dough and icing that I feel sick =). It’s a small price to pay. If you have never made your own cookie cake, it is super easy and considerably cheaper than buying one. You can really impress your friends without a lot of money or work. And yes I didn’t get the writing centered (I rarely do), but no one seemed to care. They ate it anyway. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I like to use Hershey’s Special Dark)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the flour until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
- At this point you have several options. Option 1-Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
- Option 2-Pour ~2/3 of the batter onto a round 10″ cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Bake the other 1/3 however you want.
- Option 3-Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- I just used some buttercream to decorate the cookie cake with and then used the leftover icing to make sandwiches with a few of the smaller ones.
*adapted from allrecipes