Every Valentine’s Day I make Brad a giant heart shaped chocolate chip cookie cake. It’s what I call a mutually enjoyable gift. Because let’s be honest, he doesn’t eat it all by himself.
Well, I shared the photo on social media this past weekend and some people asked me to post the recipe. I jokingly said that they could use the recipe for next year, but I was assured that some people would put it to use sooner rather than later.
Thankfully, I took some photos of the baking process. I did this so I would be prepared to post about the cookie cake next year before Valentine’s Day because that’s the only time of year I bake a giant cookie cake. I know, what’s wrong with me? Giant cookie cakes should be a monthly thing.
Alright, let’s get into some of the logistics of giant cookie cake baking.
I bake the cookie cake in a heart shaped pan (found here). Because the batter spreads, I leave about an inch of space between the cookie cake dough and the edge of the pan. With this particular cookie cake, I could’ve spread the batter a little close to the edges.
In case of spillage, I put the pan on top of a baking sheet.
While it’s baking, I sometimes jiggle the pan, with an oven mitt on (of course), to get the batter to spread a little.
I also recommend staying close to your oven during the final minutes of baking. I often have to keep adding 2 minutes to the baking time, check the cookie cake, and add another 2 minutes. When I think it’s ready, I test it with a toothpick.
It took me a whopping 2 minutes to decorate the cookie cake with a disposable cake decorating bag and size 12 tip. It’s not my best work, but Brad cares more about taste than aesthetics.
I like to use 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips when a recipe calls for chocolate chips. But you’re more than welcome to use 2 cups of either.
The optional icing recipe should be enough to decorate your cookie cake like how I decorated mine. If you love icing, you can double the recipe.
I’m not gonna lie, while I was proofreading this post last night I noticed that I left the ‘er’ off of ‘butter’ on the recipe card. Oops.
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