This classic cookie cake recipe is the perfect dessert for this Valentine’s Day! With its crispy edges and soft chewy center, it’s bound to be a family favorite. Get your heart shaped pan and chocolate chips ready. I know you’re going to love it as much as we do!
Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that I haven’t shared anything here on the blog since mid-December. I never intend to be gone so long, but it just seemed to happen. We’re having a wonderful year so far. Josh’s job is going well and he’s staying busy. Charlie had a great start back to our homeschooling routine, and I have some very exciting news I’m going to share with you very soon. More on that later! How is your year shaping up so far? I hope it’s going well!
With Valentine’s Day next week I thought it would be the perfect time to share one of Charlie’s favorite desserts with you. Honestly, I think Charlie has made this recipe more than I have. For that reason I decided to name it Charlie’s Classic Cookie Cake. This cake is a great beginner recipe for kids that want to dive into the world of baking. You can adapt this recipe to fit your family’s tastes. Although I prefer classic chocolate chips, we’ve used white chocolate, toffee chips and M&M’s in the past. Feel free to make it your own!
We typically enjoy this cake without frosting, but I decided it would be fun to add a little extra something in honor of Valentine’s Day. This homemade buttercream frosting is one of my favorite frosting recipes. A small piping around the edge of the cookie adds the perfect amount of sweetness and color.
This recipe has been a staple in our home over the years, partially due to the simplicity of it, and because it’s just so delicious! The edges get perfectly crisp while the center stays soft and chewy. If you really want a special treat, bake the cookie dough in greased cast iron skillet and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can find my date night cast iron skillet cookie recipe for two HERE.
Charlie's Classic Cookie Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 10 Tbsp. unsalted butter (softened)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Lg. egg
- 1 Lg. egg yolk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- small handful of milk chocolate chips for the top
- 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp. Heavy Whipping Cream
- food coloring of choice
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a round 9" baking pan or heart shaped baking pan. Set aside.
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter, sugars, eggs, egg yolk and vanilla on medium speed. Mix until combined.
Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until incorporated.
Mix in cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips using a wooden spoon. Stir until combined.
Press the cookie dough into your pan evenly. Top cookie with a handful of milk chocolate chips or M&M's, pressing them into the top of the dough.
Bake for 22-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.
Make the Buttercream
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla and cream on medium speed until combined and smooth. Add in food coloring if you choose and place into a piping bag.
Once cooke cake has completely cooled, pipe along the edge of the cake using a star tip. Top the buttercream with small sprinkles.
Slice and enjoy! Store covered on the counter for up to three days.
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Each year Josh and I opt to stay in with Charlie and cook dinner and dessert together as a family. We find dinner and a movie at home much more peaceful than braving the restaurants. This delicious cookie cake has graced our table on Valentine’s Day many times and it never seems to stick around for very long. It’s such a sweet touch for V-Day. I just know you’ll enjoy it as much and we do. However you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day I hope you have a wonderful and sweet day!