Bake a Giant Cookie Cake For Much Less Than Mrs. Fields!
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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?!
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!
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!
- A giant cookie could be so fun for a cute birthday cake or really any other holiday as you can decorate it as desired. In fact, MrsFields.com has a whole page with cookie cakes to purchase with lots of photos for decorating inspo! I love the pumpkin and football game day one!
- 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”.
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!
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.
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. 😂
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.