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Make Your Own Cookie Cake with Fruity Icing!

Updated on May 9, 2014

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Save Money by Making Your Own Cakes at Home!

During my most recent trip to the supermarket, I decided I wanted to check out the deserts. I was amazed by how expensive the cookie cakes were!

With a combined total of $3.82~

$2.18 for the chocolate chip cookie dough

$1. 64 for the frosting~

[The fruit (strawberries and blueberries) I added to the icing to make it extra terrific were picked fresh, washed, frozen, and ultimately cost pennies per serving.]

I was able to make my own cookie cake at home and it was just as delicious; the total cost was one-third of the price of the store brand available in the bakery!

As an added bonus, my young daughter was able to help me during the whole process which made the cake so much more meaningful than a trip to the bakery! We personalized it just how we wanted; the recipient of the present LOVED it!

If you would like to make your own recipe for chocolate chip cookies instead of buying the store brand, try this delicious recipe for homemade chocolate chip cookies!


You Can Save Money by Making Your Own Cookie Cake at Home!

You can save money by making your own cookie cake at home. All you need is ready-to-bake- chocolate chip cookie dough (or make it from scratch), icing, and fruit to add flavor to the icing. Follow along and I'll show you how!
You can save money by making your own cookie cake at home. All you need is ready-to-bake- chocolate chip cookie dough (or make it from scratch), icing, and fruit to add flavor to the icing. Follow along and I'll show you how! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves sixteen 1 and 1/2 inch cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 package Ready to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, pressed into ungreased cookie sheet
  • 16 oz. Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Strawberries, defrosted and smashed
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Blueberries, defrosted and smashed

Baking, Icing, and Decorating Instructions!

  1. Follow instructions on ready-to-bake chocolate chip cookie package- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use scissors to cut along the top seam of package. Remove the cookie dough from package using spoon.
  2. Spread the cookie dough on an un-greased cookie sheet. Use your hands to mold into the shape you want to achieve.
  3. Bake 9-13 minutes or until golden brown. Check with a toothpick after 9 minutes. Insert toothpick and remove. See if any dough is remaining; if it is, cook for a few more minutes; Don't overcook or your cookie might be dry and too crunchy!
  4. Cool completely before adding icing.
  5. For icing, mix 1/4 cup fruit (smashed) with 2 Tablespoons of icing in a small mixing bowl. Mix until fruit completely colors icing. You may need to add more icing (1 Tablespoon at a time) if it is too watery.
  6. Pink icing? Add strawberries. Purple icing? Add blueberries. Yellow icing? Add pineapple! Try to create your own masterpiece adding fresh/ frozen fruit!
  7. Frozen fruit works great if you let the fruit defrost in the refrigerator and drain the extra water before adding to icing.
  8. After creating the icing with fruit that is your desired color, scoop the icing into a small baggie. Move the icing down to the bottom tip and cut a small slit with scissors to create a quick pastry bag.

Cookie and Icing Serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie with 1 Tablespoon of icing
Calories 200
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 15 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 5 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Before Baking!

Before baking, mold your cookie into your desired shape! Make sure you leave room on all sides for expansion!
Before baking, mold your cookie into your desired shape! Make sure you leave room on all sides for expansion! | Source

MMM ICING!

Mix your favorite fruit into plain (or vanilla) icing to create a custom-made yummy, fruity favorite!
Mix your favorite fruit into plain (or vanilla) icing to create a custom-made yummy, fruity favorite! | Source

An Easy Way to Incorporate Your Favorite Fruits!

Incorporate your favorite fruits. Try new fruits and maybe even vegetables!
Incorporate your favorite fruits. Try new fruits and maybe even vegetables! | Source

Make Your Own Pastry Bag for Pennies!

Create your own pastry bag using a sealed baggie. Cut the tip off with scissors and squeeze the icing onto your cake!
Create your own pastry bag using a sealed baggie. Cut the tip off with scissors and squeeze the icing onto your cake! | Source

After....Enjoy!

Prepare to enjoy your cake with family and friends! They will all be asking where you bought it!
Prepare to enjoy your cake with family and friends! They will all be asking where you bought it! | Source

How Often Do You Make Your Own Cakes?

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      FreezeFrame34 5 years ago from Charleston SC

      Thanks, rajan jolly! It is easier and less expensive to make your own cakes than I ever thought possible!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Wonderful hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and gave 5 stars.

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      FreezeFrame34 5 years ago from Charleston SC

      Thanks M K Paul!

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      So nice.Thanks for sharing