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How Do You Make a Cookie Cake?

Updated on September 21, 2012

You know those super cute cookie cakes your kids go nuts over? You can make them at home about half the cost. An easy answer to a kids cake for a birthday party is to make a cookie cake. As far as cake making goes, the cookie cake is a simple crowd pleaser. If you’re like me, a tube of tollhouse batter provides a nice base. However, if you’d rather go for the homemade cookie cake option, you can really use just about any cookie recipe. This article features a chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie cake and a fruit pizza style.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Cookie batter (store bought or homemade)
  • 16" pizza pan
  • Frosting
  • Cake decorations (frosting, candy, fruit,etc.)

Prepare the dough as directed and then just press it out onto the pizza pan. (You could use a rectangular Pyrex, but that’s less fun!)

Decorating Cookie Cakes

It’s fun to let kids decorate the cookie cake at the party. You kill the snack bird and the activity bird with one stone. All you need is some store bought frosting in various colors. There are a lot of different cake decorating frostings you can get these days in the baking aisle at the grocery store. Add more for the kids to do with candies and sprinkles.

The Fruit Pizza Option

If you like the idea of a fruit style cookie cake, use a sugar cookie dough. After preparing the cake (or crust) cover with your choice of frosting and then fruit. It’s fun to use a variety of sliced fresh fruit like strawberries, peaches, and bananas. This recipe doesn’t lend itself as well to decorating at a child’s party, and it doesn’t go over as well with kids, but it’s an option.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe for Overachievers

  • 2 1/4 - 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 Tsp. salt 1 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Cup shortening or 1 Cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 - 3/4 Cup packed brown sugar (total sugar should equal 1.5 cups)
  • 3/4 - 1 Cup white sugar (total sugar should equal 1.5 cups)
  • 1 - 2 Tsp. pure vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 - 3 Cups chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, and pure vanilla. Add eggs and mix again until completely combined. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until the dry ingredients are totally combined. The dough will be moderately thick. Add chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts if using. Mix together. At this point spread your batter on the pizza pan (or stone) and bake for about 8-10 minutes. When they’re very light brown remove the pan from the oven and let the cookies sit on the pan for 3-5 minutes. It will continue to cook!



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    ~this is me~ 6 years ago

    wow u should change the time for the recipe mine has been in the over for 15min now and its not even light brown

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    leslie 6 years ago


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    ian james juromay 6 years ago

    wow!that's nice haha!................

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    Kris 6 years ago

    Thanks for the great idea! I'm using a store bought mix.

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    dobo700 6 years ago from Australia

    Nice recipe and will have to try this.

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    GWEN 6 years ago


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    Dylan Christopher Besaw the fifth 7 years ago

    WEll my mom forgot to make me a cake so i wanted to get her some supplies to make me it

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    whycrazy:) 7 years ago

    i love this i baked it for my boyfriends b-day he loved it :))

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    LL 7 years ago

    No eggs = runny cookies! They need a binder.

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    mf 7 years ago

    this recipe is HORRIBLE! my cookie cake looked like a pan of butter!!! DON'T USE THIS RECIPE!

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    taylor 7 years ago

    so so

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    so so cool

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    Kelly 7 years ago

    Oh wait, no it didn't. That was a different recipe. I have yet to try this one.

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    Kelly 7 years ago

    This SUCKED!!!!! It melted in the oven! I had a pan of BUTTER!!!! Thanks a lot!!!!

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    THE ROSE 7 years ago


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    dahl 7 years ago

    So I just want to let anyone know who is trying to make this, that it is a delicious recipe but I would only suggest it for small cookies. When trying to make a big cookie cake, it spread out weird and got thin....not so great for a "cake"

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    TheCalicoRose 7 years ago

    looks delish!

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    britney 7 years ago

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    8 years ago

    Very excited to try this with my kiddos!!!

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    Maddy 8 years ago

    wow like the recipe. tho i like ones in cooking books.

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    mpurcell10 8 years ago from Arkansas

    Great idea. It's my youngest birthday and we are snowed in today so I have to make the cake(he want an ice cream cake) will be trying it tonight. Hope he loves it.

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    Abby 8 years ago

    Sounds good....YUM YUM!=)

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    vkparent 8 years ago from Florida

    Yum! My tummy is hungry! This is a great idea! I am going to have to make one of these for halloween!

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    Hendrika 8 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

    Good idea! My granddaughter has a birthday on 27 October and she will love this.

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    ThePartyAnimal 8 years ago

    I love that idea and the kids love a good cookie - especially a giant one.

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    bria  9 years ago

    good explanation clear

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    Elissa 9 years ago

    That is cool!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Elissa 9 years ago

    That is cool!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Rebecca Graf 9 years ago from Wisconsin

    I speak from personal experience that it is cheap and fun. We made in college for people's birthdays.

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    countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

    WOW!! Nice recipe and ought to try this.

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    entertaininstyle 9 years ago from Southern California

    Yummy, thanks for the hub! :)


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