This past weekend I went down to my parents to celebrate my brother’s and my birthday! His is the end of June and mine’s the beginning of July. We didn’t set off any fireworks or do anything 4th of July related, but we did eat a ton! Lots of delicious food went around. I was stuffed when I woke up the next day. My mom made some awesome lemon bars for everyone. I was gifted with Costco cupcakes (which are my favorite!!). I made this cookie cake for my brother since he isn’t a huge cake fan.
I found this on Sally’s Baking Addiction (original recipe here) and knew that it was exactly what I wanted to make for him. I am incredibly glad that I got the chance to try this! It is like the biggest chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever see. It stays moist and chewy, and I woke up to lots of “This is the best cookie ever! It’s still super soft!!”
This was one of the best and most relaxing weekends I’ve had in a while. It was nice to just hang out, eat sweets, and watch Wimbledon. If it wasn’t just the two of us, I’d make this cookie cake again very soon. It’s a bit too much for us to handle though, so it’s just going to have to wait for another birthday. Just a couple of months away from my dad’s birthday!!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Makes: One 9 inch cake
3/4 cup of salted butter, room temperature 1 cup of brown sugar 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk, both at room temperature 2 teaspoons of vanilla 2 cups of all purpose flour 2 teaspoons of baking soda 2 teaspoons of cornstarch 1 cup of dark chocolate morsels
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9 inch pie dish with cooking spray. 2) In a stand mixer, cream the butter on medium speed until smooth. 3) Once the butter is creamed, add in the sugar and continue on medium speed until the butter sugar mixture is creamy. 4) Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla to the butter/sugar mixture. If needed, scrape down the sides with a spatula. 5) In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cornstarch. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. I added about 1/2 a cup at a time. 6) Once the dry ingredients are combined, add the chocolate chips and mix until the chips are evenly dispersed. This should only take about 5 seconds and you want to be careful not to overmix. 7) Add the mixture to the pie dish and even out the top. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. You want the cookie to look golden brown. Add more time if needed. 8) Let the cookie cake cool for a bit before cutting into it, and then dig in!