A Cookie Cake for Chris

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

I have been in the mushy kind of mood lately…

It seems like life has been smacking me in the face over and over again lately saying, “Life is precious and short. Take the time to really show people how much you care about them.” So I have been trying to do just that.

My husband is not one to get very emotional about things. It is actually one of the things I love most about him. He keeps me grounded and calm. He is so great at putting things into perspective and is just easy going about life. But it cracks me up how excited he can get about the little things in life. Things like a cookie cake.

Whenever we go to the grocery store, he immediately runs over to the discount bakery section.  On the rare occasion that there is a cookie cake in the section he is like a kid in a candy store. He is so excited. Honestly, it confuses me. I make delicious baked goods at our house all the time, and he is excited about a store bought cookie cake? But last week when he was out of town for a business trip I wanted to make him something special for when he returned. I immediately knew it had to be a cookie cake. So I did just that and had this set up for him when he got home. Just a small gesture to show him how much I missed him and how much I love him.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake


Take some time this week to do something for someone you love. It doesn’t have to be something big, sometimes the little things are the most special and memorable!


~Baker Bettie

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
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Serves: 1- 9" Cookie Cake
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ TBSP vanilla
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup plus 2 TBSP unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a 9 inch spring form pan, mix butter and sugar with a spoon until combined and creamy. (you can do this in a bowl if you prefer, but I like to do it right in the pan I'm going to bake it in).
  3. Add the egg to the butter & sugar mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Add the vanilla, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and stir until combined. You can also do this with clean hands, which I find easier.
  5. Add the flour in 4 parts, stirring after each addition until combined.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and mix into the cookie dough mixture.
  7. Use clean hands to pat and spread the dough out in the spring form pan in an even layer.
  8. Bake for 12-16 minutes, until slightly browned on the edges. (I like it slightly under baked, but bake longer if desired)
  9. Allow to cool before removing the sides of the pan.

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Comments 19

  1. Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe

    Imagine my surprise!! :) I got your Twitter follow, followed back, found you on Facebook and Pinterest (tougher than expected – your button is spelled wrong and link doesn’t work), then came back here to check out your recipes. My name is Chris, and I just celebrated my birthday, so how sweet of you to post a cookie cake for me!! ;’) I agree by the way – sometimes, the littlest things are the most special.

  2. Sara

    This is such a sweet post! I love the charming raspberry contrast, but I have a feeling that if I made this for my boyfriend that I just might have to use m&ms instead. After being away from him for 2 weeks on a family trip I know how only a few days away from someone you love can feel like a lifetime!

  3. heididmedina

    It’s funny, I have the same problem with my husband not getting to excited about all the cooking I do all the time (and he gets restaurant cooking most of the time because I’m trying out new recipes all the time), but watch him get so excited about going to get chicken wings. It took me a week of research and combining of recipes and techniques but I now make his favorite wing and he gets so excited when I say I’m going to make them. Nothing says love like making their favorite dish :)

  4. Erica

    This was absolutely delicious. I usually make a half batch of chocolate cookies when I’m in the mood because otherwise they’ll go stale with just my husband and me eating them. This is basically a half recipe, so I thought I’d try something different this time. It’s three days later, and the once slice that’s left is still moist and chewy (my cookies would be crumbling by now), and the taste is fantastic. No more cookies for me when I know I can just make one big one! Thank you for coming up with and posting this recipe!

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  6. Princess A

    Please clarify….in STEP 2) It states to mix the butter and sugar in a 9 inch spring form pan. Are we suppose to mix the batter in the same baking dish? It then states in STEP 7) to spread the batter into the pan.

    1. Baker Bettie

      You can do it right in the springform pan or in a bowl if you desire. I like to do it right in the pan so that you don’t mess up any other dishes. But either way, once it is mixed, you will need to spread the dough out evenly in the pan. That is what step 7 is referring to.

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