Sadie recently turned 2 years-old!! So between her and our puppy Wally, we now have two 2 year-olds – haha.
This year, Sadie’s birthday was Sesame Street themed so I decided to make her a cookie monster cookie cake. I found a delicious-looking cookie cake recipe on Life, Love and Sugar and modified it – everyone loved it! It was super easy to make and the cookie was perfectly soft and chewy.
Here is my modified version:
COOKIE MONSTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CAKE
Yield: 9 or 10 inch cookie cake
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp blue food dye (roughly)
1 tsp black decorating gel
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper in the bottom of a 9 inch cake pan and grease the sides.
- Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
- Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
- With the mixer on low speed, add flour, baking soda and salt.
- Stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be thick.
- Press the dough evenly into the cake pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. The center will look undercooked, but it will continue cooking and firm up as it cools.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the cake pan, then transfer to serving plate.
- To make the frosting, beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
- Slowly add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
- Mix in the vanilla and 1 tbsp water.
- Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add more water to get the right consistency.
- Separate out about 2 spoonful’s of icing for the eyes. Stir the blue food dye into the rest of the icing until you have blue icing.
- Pipe the icing onto the top half of the cookie cake.
- Gently spoon on reserved white icing and add 2 dots of the black decorating gel to complete the eyes.
- Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.