9/25/2008

How to Make a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake on the cheap

Who doesn't love a good cookie cake? Uh, nobody doesn't love a good cookie cake so, you know this is a winner anywhere you need to bring desert. The problem is if you go to those cookie cake places in the mall, you are going to spend at least $25 AND I think the cookie cakes they sell have a weird "fake" taste to them.

My BFF, ClumsyGirl, taught me this trick on a recent vacation to Florida. I have now executed it flawlessly three times and it has been a hit! Last night, I broke out the secret recipe again for the September Birthday cake for my office. I am delighted to now share the age old secret with you.
You start with any size pan (could be round, square, rectangle, heart, kidney, you name it). Spray that sucker real good with Pam (I use generic). This is important because it can not stick or you have big problems!
Open the package of prepacked, precut chocolate chip cookie dough. Place them strategically around the pan. You may need two packages depending upon the size of the pan you chose.
Smush away to your heart's content. Take out your frustration on your boss, lover, child, mailman, cable guy, whatever. The dough will rise, but make sure you at least cover the bottom of the pan.Put it in the oven on 325 degrees per package instructions. I check it after 12 minutes because my oven sucks and burns everything. If you have a good oven, then just follow the package instructions.When it starts smelling too good to resist, it is probably done. Take it out and let it cool. This is super important! You can't be too impatient. If you are, it will fall apart when you turn it over to get it out of the pan. Get a super cute plate to put it on so you look fancy! When it is cool, flip it over onto the plate. Flip again so you see the pretty side.
Best investment ever... $9.99 cake decorating kit from Walmart. Read the instructions and practice and then express yourself on your newly created palate.
Voila... my submission to one of my favorite blogs, Cake Wrecks!

I know this seems like it would be common sense, but I never thought of it before, so I thought you might not have either.

Cookie dough= $3.00
Icing= $3.00
Knowing you saved $19 on your friend's bday cake= Priceless!

15 comments:

Elizabeth Channel said...

OK, even I could manage that!

I agree with you on the mall cookies...they have a bacon-sody taste!

Bridget said...

That is my kind of cake! Yum!! I love that cake wreak site too, hilarious! oh and I did make my header.

Mike Golch said...

works for me!

Mystery Man said...

looks yummy...any left? it's only a little over an hour from BR to NOLA...lol

chirantha said...

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Dori said...

I will have to give that a try. It sounds great. It looks so yummy.

lina said...

I wish I can have a bite. I'm a September baby! I want that cake. :-D

Elle said...

What a good idea. I even have that cake decorating kit, my 6 year old gave it to me last Christmas. Also, I love Cake Wrecks. It's hysterical.

la said...

Great tip, Sara! My mom used to make these occasionally (only without the icing)

Sasha said...

Now I want a cookie! That's looks yummy!

Mekhismom said...

What a great idea and it really looks great.

ask ms recipe said...

Wow! now that is my kind of cake.I will try this for my daughter birthday.

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Later Gator said...

Great idea. I do get tired baking something new, expensive, and complicated for every going away, happy birthday,congratulations on the new baby etc. party at work. I need to try this one.

Caitlyn said...

That looks fantastic!!! I'll have to try it for the next time we have a celebration. I wonder if you could do it with homemade dough?

Saralyn said...

This cake looks way too good to be on Cake Wrecks! Nothing's even misspelled!