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Bake a Giant Cookie Cake For Much Less Than Mrs. Fields!

Giant Cookie Cake

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 17 MINUTES

total time: 27 MINUTES

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, and grease a 12-inch pizza pan.

2

Form cookie dough into a ball shape and press it into about an 8-inch circle on a pizza pan. Be sure to leave a few inches around the edges, as the cookie will spread.

3

Bake for 17-19 minutes until the cookie is golden brown and cooked. Remove from the oven and let cool.

4

Once cool, remove from the pan, and decorate as desired with frosting and sprinkles. Enjoy!

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cutting a large cookie cake

Here’s a fun kitchen baking hack that works great!

I recently tried baking a giant cookie cake instead of buying a pricey one from a bakery. Spoiler alert… it turned out so awesome and was a cinch to create! Anyone can pull this off, and who doesn’t want a giant gooey chocolate chip cookie in their life?!

writing happy birthday on a cookie cake

I opted for the semi-homemade route and used a tube of pre-made cookie dough and a 12 inch round pizza pan. That, along with some store-bought frosting, ended up making a super quick and easy dessert, which was a hit with the family too. I love that this is so overly simple that the kids can help.

I’m sure this idea would also work great with some homemade cookie dough too if you wanted to go in that direction instead!

3 ingredients for large cookie cake

Tips for making the BEST giant cookie cake:

  • You want to make sure and leave plenty of room around the edges of the pan because the dough will expand and it would create a mess if it spilled over. Try to make an 8-inch circle in a 12-inch pizza pan.
  • I feel like other types of dough would be fun to experiment with like sugar cookie, and macadamia nut. This can go beyond chocolate chip cookie dough!
  • I used store-bought frosting and my Kootek cake decorating tools to frost this cookie cake around the outside, and to write the words “Happy Birthday”.

ball of cookie dough on pizza pan

pressing cookie dough on a pizza pan

large cookie on a pizza pan cooking

decorating cookie cake with frosting a pastry bags

adding frosting all around a cookie cake

getting slice of cookie cake


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Giant Cookie Cake

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 17 MINUTES

total time: 27 MINUTES

An easy 3-ingredient semi-homemade recipe to bake a large cookie cake for a birthday or decorate for various holidays!

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, and grease a 12-inch pizza pan.

2

Form cookie dough into a ball shape and press it into about an 8-inch circle on a pizza pan. Be sure to leave a few inches around the edges, as the cookie will spread.

3

Bake for 17-19 minutes until the cookie is golden brown and cooked. Remove from the oven and let cool.

4

Once cool, remove from the pan, and decorate as desired with frosting and sprinkles. Enjoy!

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slice of birthday cookie cake

I love that this delicious cake is also a money-saving hack!

The inexpensive supplies that I bought for this cake set me back less than $10 while a Mrs. Fields brand giant cookie cake can cost around $45! 😱 That’s a big savings, and I can make it at home at my convenience.

holding a plate with cookie cake

You can cut it up into triangle pieces just like you would with cake. My cookie was perfectly chewy and soft in the middle. I honestly love cookies more than cake and would be excited to eat this on my birthday! You could even skip the frosting and maybe serve it warm with vanilla ice cream-YUM!

My kids loved this idea and I hope your family enjoys it too! Funny enough they all assumed it was homemade cookie dough and I didn’t correct them. 😂

holding plate with slice of cookie cake

Check out what my teammate Jenna said after making her own cookie cake:

“This is officially my kids’ favorite recipe ever, as it’s is so easy to make and so fun to decorate! They were beyond excited when it came out of the oven. This recipe is so convenient to use store-bought ingredients, but I especially appreciate the tip about leaving a few inches around the edge so the cookie can grow as it bakes — it was super helpful.


Check out this fun Reese’s Pieces peanut butter ball dessert idea!

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Comments 28

  1. Jen

    Brilliant!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Jen! We thought so too!

  2. Lori

    Sounds so simple. Will be trying this soon.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! Enjoy Lori!

  3. Maria

    I made one for my daughter’s birthday- the edges started to get brown before the center; to try to stop the edges from burning, I put foil all around the edges only and continued to bake it- worked like a charm for me- and it was delicious; I used homemade cookie dough though

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing Maria! Glad it turned out! I love this idea <3

  4. Materof6

    I’ve been doing this w the recipe on the back of Tollhouse Chips the pst 2-3 birthdays around here…honestly, they are so much better and cost-effective!!! Great post! Celebrations don’t have to coat a fortune!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      YESSSS! I 100% agree- Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. GAmommyof4

    I’ve been making cookie cakes for years. My kid’s friends think I’m awesome! 😉 I use two pouches of the Betty Crocker cookie mixes. (I have used all kinds of flavors. Most flavors you just have to add butter and an egg.) This makes a large cookie – like the kind you can buy at the grocery store or mall that is decorated. I cook it on a pizza pan lined with parchment paper.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great idea on the parchment paper! I’ll have to try the pouches next time- thanks so much for sharing!

  6. CJ

    I’ve done this for years also. You can also make two of them and fill the center with ice cream which makes it an ice cream cookie cake (I forego the icing for sprinkles then or it gets too sweet). I soften the ice cream first and then spread it on the cooled bottom cookie and place them in the freezer. Shortly before serving, I place the second (also from the freezer) cookie on the top and then let it sit at room temp for a few minutes before cutting. So good and cookie cakes go better than birthday cakes at my house (which are only eaten that first night then tossed when stale!)

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love this idea with the ice cream! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. mommyof51987

    We make this in a round cake tin. We then put ice cream chocolate syrup and caramel sauce on and whipped cream. If anyone has eaten at BJ’s it is like a pazookie, a family favorite around here. I have never thought of doing like Mrs Fields!! I will have to try it. Thanks!!

  8. shop4mybabies

    we just got a ninja foodi deluxe and my daughter wants the giant cookie to be our first use so we will be making one tonight

  9. Sbhart

    I did this with a gluten-free sugar cookie dough a few years back frosted it with neon green frosting and Halloween sprinkles for a Halloween party. It
    was a hit!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Nice- thanks for sharing!

  10. Melinda

    My son just reminded me I used to take these to school on his birthday to share with his classmates. I’m so glad he has a good memory like that! He just turned 30.

  11. freedom

    Every year we bought one from Sam’s Club for my sons birthday. $20 for a huge full sheet size double layer stuffed cookie cake. This year due to covid they weren’t selling the large cakes or cookie cakes. 😕 I almost just baked our own but decided against it.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for sharing!

  12. Traci

    If you want that soft texture from the cookie shop, try adding a 1/4 cup of corn syrup to the refrigerated dough!

    • Cherrill

      I add 1/4 cup corn syrup to 1 roll of dough. It is so good.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      oh thanks for the tip!

  13. Wndeals

    I decided to give this a try today since we are stuck at home due to the kiddos and hubby having COVID. I used my favorite homemade recipe and a jar of Betty Crocker frosting I got the last time it was on sale. Turned out great, although only 3 out of 5 of us could taste it. 😉 thanks so much for the idea!!

    • Wndeals

      Oh, I forgot to mention I made two and then layered them with frosting between. So yummy!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Oh smart! Yum!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh no I hope you all get well real soon! I’m glad the cookie cake turned out!

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