Tuesday, January 29, 2013

semi-homemade cookie cake

I think it is quite funny how yesterday I posted about losing weight and a low calorie fajita recipe and today I'm posting about making a cake.  See the problem here.  I just love to cook and eat!  The kitchen is my happy place!


I always make a big deal about birthdays around here.  I love making my people feel special on and around their birthday.  One thing I so is make/buy their favorite cake.  This year Gary wanted a cookie cake.  We don't have "The Great American Cookie Company" here in our new town, or anywhere near us.  I decided to make the cookie cake myself.



The recipe I found on pinterest was very simple, but I was still nervous about making it.  I am not the best baker.  I used a 32 oz package of chocolate chip cookie dough from the dairy case.  I topped the dough with about 1/3 cup of light corn syrup and mixed it up.  



I smashed it onto a Pam sprayed cookie sheet with wet fingers, just like recommended.


I baked it in a 325 degree pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes.  I really watched it though.  I was so worried I'd burn it, and all ovens are different.  Anyway, it turned out just fine. Some of the cookie poured over the cookie sheet, but I just trimmed it off.  Once it cooled I decorated it with store bought icing.  I think the writing looks very silly, but it tasted good and the kids loved it.
  


I was very happy with everything about this recipe.  BUTTTTT I had to throw the pan and left over cookie away.  Seriously ...  it stuck to the pan so bad.  I tried to scrape it off, but it was just stuck.  Next time I bake a cookie I will use parchment paper.  Hopefully that will solve the sticky problem!  I have to say I was greatly pleased with this pinterest pin.  The cookie cake was a huge hit for Gary's birthday.

4 comments:

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

what i do? (just to help?)

I take my baking stone (round one) and I draw a circle on a piece of parchment paper (really big) and then put the whole paper on the stone ...usually a circle about 3" from edge since the cookie spreads

then i press the cookie dough to the circle edges (the one I drew on the paper)

then bake

it turns out just like the ones at the mall...haha

this way you won't throw pans out anymore!!!

here's a pic...i can't explain haha

http://www.cowboybootsandbabybooties.com/2011/01/they-think-i-rock.html

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

oh and happy 39 G...mine is coming in april!!!!

Kelli W said...

It looks delish! My aunt and I made a cookie cake for my cousin's little girl this weekend. I made sure to spray the pan really well with Pam first because I was afraid it would stick. The only problem we had was that it was still really gooey in the middle!

Megan said...

OK I want to try this REALLY bad for Luke's birthday this week. Except he hates cookie cake so maybe I can just try it this weekend for myself.