Incredible Sugar Cookie Cake Recipe

The best M&M cookie cake recipe for Valentine's Day or a birthday cake

Happy Monday! It was sweet week in our house last week, which means it’s Sweet Week here on the blog this week! Are you excited? I thought so. I have 5 new easy dessert recipes for you, just in time for Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it, any day is a great day for dessert! I’m kicking it off with my sugar cookie cake, which is a beautiful way to celebrate birthdays, Valentine’s Day and any day that ends in “y”. Chris describes it as cookie crack. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and bakes beautifully in tart pans, but you can also use 2 pie dishes, a 1/4 cookie sheet or a pizza pan. This sugar cookie cake is incredible on it’s own, but you know kids {and really big kids} love M&M’s, too. Either way you slice it, I know it will be one of your favorites, too.

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You can also decorate the cake with buttercream icing if you wish, or slather my favorite buttercream icing for sugar cookies to coat the top.


Please note that you may need to adjust your bake time based on what type of dish you use. I baked a slightly smaller, thick sugar cookie cake, which required 20 minutes – baked to perfection. If there’s anything I can recommend in life it’s that you should never overbake your cookies. I slightly underbake just about everything.

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Even if you incorporate M&M’s in your dough, I highly recommend you press them on top – it makes for a very pretty cake!

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Sugar Cookie Cake

Prep Time 8 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 0:28
Serves 16     adjust servings



  1. Combine butter, oil, sugars & vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.
  2. Add flour, salt, cream of tarter & baking soda until blended in.
  3. Refrigerate dough 1+ hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Press dough into a greased dish.
  6. Bake 20 minutes watching carefully as to not over bake.


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