Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Hubby strikes again.  And I am SO glad he did!  He was telling me that someone he knows doesn't like cake and wondered what they ate to celebrate their birthday.  My response was, "maybe they have a pie or cookies or another dessert that they love instead".  This made him nuts so he had to come up with something that looked like a cake, but wasn't a cake.  This was his solution and I think it is completely awesome!  This is INCREDIBLY rich, and will easily serve 12-18 people or more.  No joke! 

These ginormous cookies are layered with luscious vanilla buttercream and topped with mini chocolate chips!  You can personalize it on top however you want!  Sprinkles, candies, nuts, you choose!  You can really get creative with this one!!  I hope you get a chance to make this beauty and share with tons of people, OR, freeze some and hoard it all for yourself! HA!

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Layers, you will need either...
4 rolls of store bought chocolate chip cookie dough
double batch of homemade cookie dough

Place each roll into a 8 or 9 inch, round pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray!  I only have 2 pans so I purchased some foil pans to make quick work of it!   If you are using homemade dough, divide into 4 equal portions  and bake per the recipe directions until the cookie is done.  Obviously you will have to just keep checking, I would guess approx. 20-25 minutes. 

You want it to still be soft inside and remember it will carry over cook when you take it out of the oven.  When they are done, let cool and remove from pans.  While they cool prepare icing.

For the frosting you will need...
2lbs powdered sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/4-1/2 cup milk

Add all ingredients to a mixer bowl or large bowl if hand mixing, EXCEPT MILK and begin to mix.  Starting with 1/4 cup milk, add in a bit at a time and continue mixing.  You may need up to 1/2 cup or you may not.  You will know the consistency of frosting you want or need.  If you are using a stand mixer, let it rip using the whisk attachment for about 3 minutes.  I like to get it good and whip-ee!

Now the rest is easy!  Place a cookie on a cake plate, and ice the top with a thin layer of icing, another cookie, more icing, and so on.  When you get all the cookies stacked, ice the outside and top just as you would a cake!  Decorate as you desire, and there you go, a masterpiece!


Keep covered for freshness!!  ENJOY!

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