M&M Cookie Cake Recipe

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  • Thick, chewy and delicious classic M&M Cookie Cake recipe with a twist that puts it over the edge.

    thick chewy m&m cookie cake recipe

    We have been celebrating Ani’s birthday all week. Birthdays give us a fun opportunity to really celebrate a kiddo and make them feel special, especially a middle!

    We had birthday donuts, a birthday lunch at school, a pre-birthday outing at Myseum, {a fun little gem in St. Louis} and a birthday dinner. But no birthday is complete without cake.

    We don’t embrace after-Christmas diets around here, celebrating three birthdays in the month of January. And my sister and I needed a little baking distraction this week, so I’m excited to bring you several new cookie cake recipes, including this M&M Cookie Cake recipe my sister and I made to celebrate sweet Ani.

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    Cookie cake was my top request as a child. In fact, I often prefer it over cookies because of it’s thick, chewy texture. My mom always made it in a pizza pan for a larger, thinner cake, which is also delicious! The thinner it is, the shorter the baking time.

    But this is no ordinary M&M Cookie Cake – I make it with my favorite twist, brown butter. One additional step that takes just a few extra minutes and puts the cookie cake over the edge.

    This M&M cookie cake recipe takes just 10 minutes hands on time and doesn’t need any decoration. The next time you think to go to the store for a cookie cake, you may want to reconsider. There’s no comparison!

    You can find all of my cookie cake recipes here including classic chocolate chip cookie cake and an incredible sugar cookie cake!

    {PS this heart shaped tart dish is finally available again! I’m so excited about that. You can also half the recipe and use this darling heart pie dish instead, or any of your favorite baking pans.

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    M&M Cookie Cake

    This thick, chewy M&M Cookie Cake recipe is an easy birthday cake or cake to celebrate any occasion without having to decorate!

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cakes, cookie cake, cookies, dessert, easy dessert, valentines day
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 24
    Calories 255 kcal
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    Topping

    • sea salt cracked
    • 1/2 c M&Ms

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Swirl until brown in color and it has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat.
    3. Meanwhile, combine sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix in brown butter.
    4. Gently blend in eggs, careful not to overtax.
    5. Sprinkle baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour over mixture and fold until combined.
    6. Allow batter to cool slightly and fold in M&Ms. 
    7. Scoop dough into greased baking dish or pan until just over half full.
    8. Press M&M's into the top of the cake and bake 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown, depending how thick your cake is.

    Recipe Notes

    For perfect M&M's you can press them in IMMEDIATELY after baking, I put them in before, but don't mind a few cracks.

    Nutrition Facts
    M&M Cookie Cake
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 255 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    Cholesterol 35mg 12%
    Sodium 161mg 7%
    Potassium 46mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
    Sugars 23g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 5.7%
    Vitamin C 0.1%
    Calcium 3.4%
    Iron 5.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    You can find all of my cookie cake recipes here including classic chocolate chip cookie cake and an incredible sugar cookie cake!

    {PS this heart shaped tart dish is no longer available, but you can half the recipe and use this darling heart pie dish instead or your any pizza pan.

     

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