An Easter Cookie Cake is soft, chewy, and easy to make. Decorate this easy cookie cake recipe with green frosting and chocolate bunnies for Easter. It's a delicious and fun treat to share with friends and family.
Want to make a smaller version? Check out these Num Num cookies too.
Why You Will Love This
For those of you who grew up going to the mall every Friday night, this recipe will be a blast from the past. It will remind you of the decorated cookie cakes from the Great American Cookie store.
Cookie cakes are the best kind of treat for any party. They have a soft, chewy center, a slightly crisp outside edge, and can be decorated with frosting, sprinkles, and candy.
Make one for birthdays, holidays, picnics, or even tail gate parties. They are easy to make, decorate, and transport just about anywhere.
This giant cookie cake is fun to decorate for Easter. Green frosting grass and peanut butter bunnies make it so festive for parties.
What is a Cookie Cake?
A cookie cake is a giant chocolate chip cookie that is baked in a cake pan. The top is decorated with frosting and sprinkles and can be customized to any party or theme.
The chocolate chip cookie cake is perfect for those who do not want or like cake for their birthday.
The recipe for this cookie cake recipe is very similar to a chocolate chip cookie recipe. You probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
- Butter - Set the butter out to come to room temperature before starting.
- Sugar - A mixture of brown and granulated sugar makes this cake sweet and soft.
- Egg - Adds moisture to the dough.
- Vanilla, Salt - Gives flavor and balances out the sweetness.
- Flour, Baking Soda - Adds structure and lift to the cookie dough.
- Chocolate Chips - Use your favorite type of chips. Feel free to use white, milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips.
- Candy - use your favorite type of candy in place of some of the chocolate chips. For the Easter cookie cake we used Reese's Pieces eggs and orange Reese's Pieces.
How to make an Easter Cookie Cake
You can make this easy cookie cake for any holiday. Change up the color of the candies and sprinkles to match whatever event you are making it for. See how I changed it up to make this giant red white and blue cookie.
Step One: Make cookie dough.
- Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy.
- Add vanilla and egg and beat again.
- Slowly mix in dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.
- Stir in chocolate chips and candies gently.
Step Two: Bake and cool cookie cake.
- Spread dough evenly in the bottom of prepared pan.
- Bake for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean.
Step Three: Decorate.
- Swirl green frosting around the outside edge of the Easter cookie cake.
- Add sprinkles, candy, and chocolate peanut butter bunnies.
How to Decorate
A cookie cake is so easy and fun to decorate for any party or occasion. You can also serve it plain if you like.
Frosting - You can use homemade or store bought frosting. We usually use a vanilla buttercream, but this marshmallow frosting and this dark chocolate frosting are both great options too. Add swirls around the outside edge of the cooled cake
Sprinkles - Add a fun flair to the top of the frosting swirls with colored sprinkles.
Candy - Place different candy bars or chocolates in the swirls if you are decorating the cookie cake for special occasions. We used the Reese's peanut butter bunnies to make this special for Easter.
Tips and Tricks
- Have a nut allergy? Use chocolate candy eggs and pastel M&Ms in the cookie cake, then decorate with plain chocolate bunnies.
- Use a mixture of brown and granulated sugar, so the cookie stays soft longer.
- Do not over bake your Easter cookie cake. If you leave it in the oven too long, it will be dried out and crumbly.
- Save a few candies and chocolate chips to press into the top of the warm cookie cake before it cools.
- Do not remove the cookie cake from the pan too early or it will fall apart.
- Make sure you let the cookie cake cool completely before adding frosting and sprinkles.
Yes. The baked cookie can be made and baked the day before. Wrap the cooled cookie tightly in plastic and keep at room temperature. Add the frosting and decorations the day you are serving it.
You can also make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it in a tightly sealed container until ready to bake.
Keep the leftover cookie cake in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for 2-3 days.
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