Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday/Cookie Cake "Fail?"

    This is not a spectacular recipe so if you're looking for Betty Crocker you may want to go back to your search!  This recipe is however super duper easy and I'll tell you what I would do differently to not screw up like I did!  My husband's birthday was yesterday and his one and only request was that he wanted a cookie cake.  Okay I've never made one before but he made it sound pretty easy.  He said just buy some chocolate chip cookie dough, roll it out on a round cookie sheet and bake it.  "Ok!"  So that is exactly what I did!  Except I couldn't find a round "cookie" sheet I got a flat pizza pan. I ended up useing 2 rolls of the cookie dough b/c it didn't seem like it was covering much of the pizza cookie sheet.

According to the package you bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 15 minutes....okay so I used two packages and I rolled it all together....so I decided to bake it for 20 minutes and take a look.....

Here is the "Fail?" part.....
Cookies when baking expand....soooooo.....the cookie overflowed the sides of the pizza cookie sheet and was all over the bottom of the oven but the cookie was not done yet so I trimmed around the edges and continued to bake it...I did so for 10 more minutes and the oven and house smelt like burnt cookies!  But I did it!

Figured I would go a little further to make it special!

YAY!  And it is good but of course it was!!!

What would I do differently?  I think if there is a next time I'm just going to use one tube and see how that does and then stick to the directions on the tube since I am flattening just the one tube instead of two.  If I did two tubes of cookie dough again I would have baked it for 25 minutes straight instead of 15 minutes and then 10 more minutes....this would not be as messy if my pizza cookie sheet had raised sides to hold the cookie in...maybe it would be a good idea to just use a regular cake pan!?

This recipe did not come out of my recipe box but it is something I made this week and something I've never tried so I figured I would share!

Inspired by Michael's Birthday

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  1. Using a baking sheet with higher edges is a must. And if you can't use a rolling pin for your pan of choice, wet your fingertips and push the dough into place...that's always worked for me.

    Cookie looks good though! :)

    Happy belated birthday to Mike!

  2. So now you tell me that you know all the tricks for a Cookie Cake!

  3. So nice of you to make that special cookie. Happy birthday, Michael!...Christine

  4. Uh...oops? :)

    I generally can't cook, but there are some random things I can make, cookie cakes just happen to be one of them! lol

  5. Well it came out great in the end. Love the way you personalized it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo Bunny Jean