Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Giant Cookie

Everyone loves cookie cake, there is just something about a giant cookie with frosting on it that is irresistible. This is perfect to make for someone who doesn't like cake.. weird, but some people don't like cake. I just can't comprehend that.. anyways, sorry non-cake lovers. I'm not judging. This was so easy, a caveman can do it, so don't let the giant cookie scare you away. Here's what you need
Butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk, salt, bread flour, baking soda, chocolate chips, and M&S's (optional). In a small saucepan, melt the butter
Once fully melted, let cool about 5 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add both sugars and vanilla
Mix together. Add eggs and milk
Mix well; set aside. In a separate large bowl, combine bread flour, salt, and baking soda. (Be sure to use BREAD flour and NOT all-purpose. I've done it once before and it makes a huge difference. You can find bread flour on the flour isle. It will say bread flour on the package.)
Stir together; add chocolate chips and M&M's
Fold those into the flour mixture until fully coated in flour
Here's the two mixtures
Pour the wet (butter) mixture over the flour mixture
Stir together until combined
Scoop out onto a greased round deep dish cookie sheet
Gently press down evenly to form a flat, giant cookie
Cover and chill in the fridge at least 2 hours. Bake 
While that is cooling, prepare vanilla buttercream to go on top. I didn't take pictures of the frosting, but here are some from an earlier post. It is the same recipe I used, I just omitted the oreos. http://kysweettoothsisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/oreo-surprise-cupcakes.html

Put the finished frosting into a piping bag to decorate the cookie cake. I piped around the edges
If you have extra frosting, which you probably will; you can spread it over the top of the cookie cake, make a thicker edging, or write something in the middle. Here's the inside of the cookie cake
I had 10 girls over and two desserts.. and the whole cookie cake got eaten. I highly recommend this dessert :)

Cookie Cake
(Alton Brown's 'The Chewy')

2 sticks unsalted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 Tbs. milk
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini M&M's

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat; let cool about 5 minutes. Pour the melted butter in a mixing bowl. Add both sugars and vanilla; cream together on medium speed. Add the egg, egg yolk, and milk. Mix until well combined. In a large separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add the chocolate chips and M&M's, stirring until chocolate chips are fully coated in flour. Pour the wet mixture over the flour mixture and gently stir together until combined. Scoop dough onto a round, greased, deep dish cookie sheet. Gently press down until you have an even surface of dough. Sprinkle more M&M's on top. Cover and chill the dough at least 2 hours. Bake at 350 degrees about 18-25 minutes or until light golden edges and the middle is no longer gooey. (You don't want to overcook because the cookie cake will be hard.) Cool completely. While cooling, prepare vanilla buttercream. Once cooled, decorate the cookie cake however desired. Slice and enjoy!

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