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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

How to make a thick and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake without a lot of effort. This easy cookie cake recipe is always a crowd pleaser!  Get the secrets that make this cookie cake THE best}

the best chocolate chip cookie cake recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

You ask and you shall receive! A couple weeks ago, I received an email from a reader after sending one of my twice weekly newsletters. I love connecting with you all and am always humbled when you take the time to write a comment or email. She asked if I had a chocolate chip cookie cake recipe.

I sent her my ever-popular Sugar Cookie Cake recipe, but she mentioned her grandson’s favorite treat is a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. I can’t blame him. Nine times out of ten I requested a chocolate chip cookie cake for my birthday growing up. So, I made one for her, that’s really for me and am so excited to share it with you today!

easy chocolate chip cookie cake recipe

Mom always made her chocolate chip cookie cake in a pizza pan, which is pretty fantastic, but I can’t help but love a deep dish and needed an excuse to use this pretty heart shaped tart pan {which sadly is no longer available but you can find a similar adorable pie dish here}. You can use a sheet pan, tart dish, or pie dish to make cookie cakes, whichever you prefer!

I made my bakery style chocolate chip cookie recipe tweaked for a cookie cake. It has a yummy little twist and baked myself a cake for my upcoming birthday. Basically, I’m celebrating all month.

thick, chewy and delicious chocolate chip cookie cake recipe

Tips to make the best Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake:

  • Have a few extra minutes? Brown the butter to get deeper flavor! You can see how in the video below.
  • Don’t overmix. Blend your butter, sugars, and vanilla first, then add eggs and mix until just incorporated.
  • Don’t overbake. That’s the secret to getting a nice chewy texture in the middle!
  • Serve warm – completely optional, but oh so good!
  • I won’t judge if you decide to serve it warm with a scoop of homemade ice cream, either.

the best chocolate chip cookie cake recipe

How long should I cook a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake?

The time will vary based on the baking dish or pan you use, but it’s important not to over bake to achieve a chewy texture. In this particular dish, I bake it about 15 minutes.

How many calories are in a slice of Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake?

Desserts are a splurge, but one bite and you’ll know this cookie cake is worth each and every one of it’s 272 calories. Promise.

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How to make a chocolate chip cookie cake

Learn how to make a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake in the video below:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins
Serves 24

How to make a thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie cake without a lot of effort. This easy cookie cake recipe is always a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Swirl it until brown in color & it reaches a nutty aroma. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, combine sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix browned butter in.
  3. Gently blend in eggs, careful not to over mix.
  4. Sprinkle baking soda, baking powder, salt & flour over mixture & fold in until combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips once batter has slightly cooled.
  6. Scoop dough into greased baking dish/pan
  7. Preheat oven to 350 & bake 15 minutes {slightly less for a thinner cake}

Recipe Notes

For a fun holiday-themed cookie cake, try baking it in a heart-shaped baking dish.

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The Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe:

Get the thick, chewy, Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake recipe with a secret twist that makes it out of this world! It’s always my go-to for birthdays and parties. If you’re looking for more cookie cake ideas you can find all of my popular cookie cake recipes here including Peanut Butter Cookie Cake, Sugar Cookie Cake and more!

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66 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake”

  1. Love the heart shape for V-day. My kids like to have cookie cakes for their birthdays, so I’ll definitely make this one next!

  2. A chocolate chip cookie cake… I’m in!
    Aleeha xXx

  3. This looks so delicious and dreamy!

  4. Looks delicious! What size pan is recommended? Thank you

  5. I’m printing this out right now! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! This looks so delicious, thanks for sharing!

  6. Love this! Where did you get that cute heart pan?

  7. Have you ever made this recipe just as individual cookies? It looks fantastic!

  8. Looks like a good Valentine’s gift for a cookie-loving husband, too!
    Blessings, Leigh

  9. Hello! Is this recipe like a cake…or will it be just like a big chocolate chip cookie when cool?

  10. p.s. thank you!

  11. This looks amazing! I am pinning and will definitely be making this week. Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. I have all these ingredients, and all our eating up of Christmas treats is pretty much done now. I fancy making this for an end the weekend treat – thanks.

  13. That looks SO good! I love the heart shaped pan too; make me think of valentines’ day!

  14. Yum! Can’t wait to try. I love a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing, I found you on the Think Tank Thursday link up!

  15. Cookie cakes can be so finicky, but yours looks gorgeous. I can’t wait to give yours a try.

  16. I am making this for a get together 24 hours from now… would you recommend it be stored on the counter or in the fridge? (P.S. The dough tastes amazing with the browned butter! Can’t wait to taste the final product!)

  17. This is so amazing! Beautiful and looks delicious!!

  18. Will this travel well by postal system. Thought I would send to my granddaughter for Valentine. She is studying away from home and I enjoy surprising her with special mail.

    Thanking you in advance, Marian

    • I believe it would travel as well or better than chocolate chip cookies. I have a post on how to pack and ship cookies you may enjoy as well. Have a beautiful day!

  19. made this today (as it is a blustery cold day in the North East), and my Son was so happy when he saw it! It is so good too, and easy! Thanks for sharing the recipe- oh, and Happy Birthday! ( I am also a January ‘baby’) 🙂

  20. Love! This sounds amazing and I love the heart shape. Too cute for Valentine’s Day!

  21. Ohh this is just the cutest! I’ve never made a cookie cake before, would definitely love to make this asap! thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  22. This looks major yum! I have a heart-shaped cake pan, but not one as cute as this. Still, I’m trying it. Thanks for the recipe.

  23. Hiya! I reeeeeally want to make this. Looks amazing. Probably sounds stupid but please can you tell me what for example, “1 c” means? Does it mean cup?

    Thank you x

  24. Hi! Is it possible to freeze the cake until I’m ready to bake it? Will it damage the cake?

  25. Is this more of a cookie texture or cake texture? Also, what size pan would you recommend?

  26. Can I make it in a 9″ cake pan? Would it be too thick in this smaller pan?

    • You certainly can – try using 3/4 of the dough and reduce baking time by 2 minutes and see if it looks “done”. I say that because I always underbake for the perfect texture. Enjoy!

  27. Hi – this looks fantastic, thanks for posting! Just 2 quick questions: is there any trick you use to make sure the cake cooks soft and chewy without being underdone or overdone on the edges? I sometimes get that when I make cookies and I don’t want them underdone.

    Also, would this work in a 10” inch tray? If so, would you recommend lowering the time on it?

    Thanks again!

    • You can absolutely use a 10″, just set some dough aside for cookies. I personally love underbaked cookies, but if you want it more done on the inside you can do the toothpick test just as you would a cake. Enjoy!

  28. Would this recipe fill in a heart shape pan 12x12x2

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  31. I LOVE this recipe! I made it last year for my boyfriend for Valentines Day and we loved it! I’ve also made it and switched out the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips and it’s just as delicious! Everyone I’ve made these for goes nuts over it. (:

    • Oh yes, I have a special place in my heart for peanut butter, too! Thanks for returning to share, Katie! I added several new cookie cake recipes this year…the frosted seems to be the family favorite! Have a beautiful weekend!

  32. A must have recipe! It’s so easy to adapt the recipe for different add-ins, but the chocolate chip is my favorite!

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  33. I have to try this one 🙂

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  37. Can i double the recipe for a 14 x 2 cake pan thank you

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