Cake/ Cookies

Chocolate Cookie Cake

A rich, chocolate cookie that’s baked in a pie dish or cake pan, to make one GIANT cookie!  A cookie so big I am calling it a cake, because this was the birthday “cake” I made myself this year.  I used the smallest amount of butter I could get away with in this recipe, to lighten it up just a tad.  But don’t worry…you can’t tell!  So full of chocolate and M&M’s.  Perfect for any celebration.

It worked out perfectly that my birthday was the week before the start of #Choctoberfest 2017, because I already knew I was going to make myself a chocolate cookie cake for my birthday.  So now I get to share it with you guys during our super fun week that is filled with everything chocolate!  How can a week full of chocolate not be the best week ever??  And click HERE to enter our #Choctoberfest giveaway worth $450!  You can enter every day 🙂

This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar and I received product from Imperial Sugar as compensation for writing this post.  Imperial Sugar is a gold sponsor of #Choctoberfest and they sent me 88-pounds of SUGAR to to bake with!  How sweet is that?!  White granulated sugar, light brown sugar and powdered sugar.  I was so excited to get baking!

I am not a big fan of cake.  So when my birthday rolls around, I make myself a giant cookie cake, because cookies are my favorite dessert.  This year I wanted a rich, chocolatey cookie full of M&M’s.  You can add chocolate chips or any other candy that you like though!  The M&M’s just look festive….like they are ready for a party.

Chocolate Cookie Cake

Print Recipe
Serves: 14-16 Cooking Time: 15-17-minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar (I used Imperial Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed (I used Imperial Sugar)
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute (or 1 egg)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mini M&M's

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line the bottom of a pie dish or 10-inch round cake pan, with parchment paper and spray the sides of the pan with baking spray. Set aside.

2

In the bowl of your stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter and beat on medium-high speed until pale. Add the white sugar and brown sugar to the butter and mix until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg, water, vanilla extract and butter extract to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix until incorporated and smooth.

3

Change the mixer speed to low, and slowly add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda to the wet ingredients. Mix until just incorporated. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the M&M's.

4

Dump the dough into the prepared pan and wet your fingers to push the sticky cookie dough evenly into the pan. Option to sprinkle a few more M&M's on top to make the cookie look pretty and then place pan in 350-degree oven to bake for 15-17-minutes.

5

Remove cookie cake from the oven and let set on the counter until cool. Once cooled, cut into desired sized slices and serve.

Notes

Store cookie cake at room temperature, covered with plastic wrap (if in the pan) or in an airtight container.

I love how easy this cookie cake was to make and bake!  If you are a cookie lover like me, then you definitely need to make this.  You could add frosting or whipped cream to your cookie cake too.  I decided to keep my cookie plain, without any frosting.  This cookie has so much flavor, you don’t really need frosting!

What’s your favorite birthday cake?  Have you ever made a cookie cake before??

XOXO,

Kelly

And I have linked this recipe up at the following link parties: Pin Junkie Pin Party, Meal Plan Monday, Sugar and Spice, Pretty Pintastic Party.

Sweet things happen when families are together in the kitchen.  Since 1843, Imperial Sugar has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations.  This holiday season, create some lifelong memories when you bake with love and Imperial Sugar!

And don’t forget to check out all the other fabulous chocolate recipes below, from all the bloggers participating in #Choctoberfest this year!

 Loading InLinkz ...
Join Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats!
If you enjoy my recipes and my blog, I would love for you to sign up to receive my FREE emails!  New blog posts sent directly to your in-box!
Thank you for helping me grow my blog, one reader at a time!

You Might Also Like

32 Comments

  • Reply
    Milena Perrine
    October 17, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    I would love a slice of this chocolate cookie cake:) Would be perfect with my coffee.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 17, 2017 at 9:57 PM

      Thanks Milena!! Chocolate definitely goes perfect with coffee 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    October 17, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Happy (belated) birthday! This has to be one of the most delicious cookie cakes I’ve ever seen. I’ll take two slices please!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 17, 2017 at 9:58 PM

      Thank you Kelsie! I’ll send you a whole cookie cake!! It’s too good 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    The Saucy Southerner
    October 17, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    I love how there is one slice in the pan and one slice on the plate in that one photo. LOL! Looks like it was a huge hit! It looks great! {~

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 17, 2017 at 9:59 PM

      Thank you! Hehehe….yeah I had to wrestle those two pieces from my family so I could take pictures after the party hahaha 😉 XOXO

  • Reply
    Cookaholic Wife (@cookaholicwife)
    October 17, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    I’m not a big fan of cake either, so I’m totally stealing this idea and making myself a cookie cake every year from now on.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 17, 2017 at 9:59 PM

      Yessssss!!!! Do it!! 🙂 XOXOX

  • Reply
    Amanda
    October 17, 2017 at 1:07 PM

    Kelly! You didn’t tell me it was your birthday. Now I didn’t have the opportunity to wish you the best on your most important day. I bet you and James had a great trip to Tahoe though. What a great way to celebrate (celebrating with chocolate is better though 😉
    ~A

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 17, 2017 at 10:02 PM

      Thanks Amanda!! I was trying to fly under the radar with my birthday hehehe. This chocolate cookie cake was soooooo good though! XOXO 🙂

      • Reply
        Amanda
        October 17, 2017 at 10:07 PM

        “Fly under the radar!?” Kelly! I could slap you silly, you blogging superstar! The whole blogosphere should be celebrating your contributions to make our world a little sweeter. 🙂

        • Reply
          Kelly
          October 17, 2017 at 10:14 PM

          Awww! Thanks girl! You are so sweet! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Wendy Klik
    October 17, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    I hope your birthday was as wonderful as this amazing cookie cake looks.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 17, 2017 at 10:03 PM

      Awww! Thanks Wendy! It was 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    October 18, 2017 at 12:19 AM

    88 lbs of sugar?! i think it’s time for you to open up a bakery (; this cookie cake looks so dark and fudgey and decadent and perfect!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 19, 2017 at 6:18 AM

      Hehehe thanks Heather….everyone at work is always telling me to open a bakery lol. But that sounds like a lot of work 😉 This cookie cake is full of chocolate yumminess!

  • Reply
    makesbakesanddecor
    October 18, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    This looks delicious! I’m also taking part in #Choctoberfest but unfortunately because of shipping regs and me being in the UK I missed out on the sugar! Gutted, but I did get the cute apron 🙂
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 19, 2017 at 6:18 AM

      Thanks Lianne! What a bummer they couldn’t ship the sugar to the UK! So excited to check out your #Choctoberfest recipes though! XOXO

  • Reply
    Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes
    October 18, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Such a no fuss recipe… Chocolatey and so much fun with the M & M’s !!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 19, 2017 at 6:20 AM

      Thanks Deepika!! Have a great day 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    October 18, 2017 at 7:25 PM

    I want a big old slice of this in front of me right now with a glass of milk!!! Omg! It looks heavenly!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 19, 2017 at 6:22 AM

      Thanks Katherine!! This is my favorite cookie cake…I make it for my birthday every year hahahaha 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    October 19, 2017 at 7:19 AM

    Gooey and chocolatey cookie cake? Who could ask for more?!! YUM! 😀

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 19, 2017 at 9:23 PM

      Thank you Kim!! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Sweet Coralice
    October 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Yum! I love cookie cakes! Plus, M&M’s in there make it all the better 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 19, 2017 at 9:28 PM

      Thank you! I totally love cookie cakes too! Maybe because it’s an excuse to cut myself a huge slice?! Hehehe. Thanks for checking out the blog! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Kelly@WildfloursKitchen.com
    October 20, 2017 at 3:53 AM

    I soooooo want a slice of that!! Looks wonderful!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 21, 2017 at 11:49 AM

      Thanks Kelly!! This is my favorite “cake” for sure hehehe 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    October 20, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Belated Happy birthday dear Kelly!!! I know that you had an amazing day because… look at this cookie cake – so decadently chocolatey and almost fudgy. Darn it, I need this for my birthday!!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      October 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

      Thanks Maria!! I had a great birthday celebration with my family 🙂 And I will gladly make you one of these “cakes” for your birthday! XOXO

  • Reply
    For When You're Feeling Creative Link Party 4 - Makes, Bakes and Decor
    October 23, 2017 at 4:00 AM

    […] be making this Chocolate Cookie Cake from Kelly Lynn’s Sweet Treats for […]

  • Reply
    200+ #Choctoberfest 2017 Chocolate Recipes | The PinterTest Kitchen
    October 24, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    […] Chocolate Cookie Cake from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats […]

  • Lets chat! Leave me a comment!

    JOIN KELLY LYNN'S SWEETS & TREATS!
    If you enjoy my recipes and the blog, I would love to have you sign up for my FREE email subscription!  New blog posts sent directly to your in-box, so you never miss a thing!  
    Thank you for signing up and helping me grow the blog, one reader at a time!
    %d bloggers like this: