Happy Monday guys! I am going to start this post with a disclaimer:
- Insanely delicious
…stick around, buddy!
After 4 years, I was finally in the same country as my sister to celebrate her birthday last week. While planning her celebrations, I obviously jumped to the most important point: Birthday cake. As a fellow-cookie fan , I decided to skip the cake this year in favor of a cookie…one extra large cookie:
As per usual, Google didn’t really put my skepticism at peace i.e. whehther or not it would turn out. Some sites confirmed that it worked perfectly whereas others claimed that a large cookie wouldn’t cook through. In case you are wondering, turning a batch of 24 cookies into one single cookie is a fantastic idea. Wanna see?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
1) Get your hands on a cookie mix. I opted for Betty Crocker because let’s face it, Betty knows what’s up. As for her choice of ingredients? Ignorance is bliss my friends…bliss.
2) Preheat oven to 170ºC
3) Combine the egg, butter & mix as per packet directions. Stir until well combined & a dough is formed
4) Spoon cookie dough onto an 8-inch round baking tray
5) Depending on your manicure status, use a spoon or your hands to smoothen out the dough. Try to ensure that all sides are even.
6) The packet advises baking the cookies for 9-12 minutes. Due to the cookie’s size, bake for 20-25 minutes. For the last few minutes, switch the oven to grill mode, until the cookie develops a golden brown color.
7) Remove cookie from oven. Allow to cool & harden.
Decorating the cookie
As we don’t stock frosting or icing sugar at home, it was time to get creative:
1) In a small bowl, add 1-2 teaspoons of peanut butter & 1-2 tablespoons of water. Combine until the peanut butter develops a paste-like consistency.
2) Without an icing nozzle, it was difficult to get too fancy. Enter in a toothpick & teaspoon. Numbers are easier to write than words, which is why you see a “29” and not “Happy Birthday”.
3) For a burst of color, top “frosting” with Gems, Smarties, M&M’s or any other colorful chocolate/sweets.
4) Resist the urge to dig in until cake cutting time 😉
Cake or Cookies?
What is your ideal birthday cake?