This past weekend a dear friend of mine asked me to make a cookie cake for his sweet little boy's birthday. I've never made one before, but I was excited for the challenge. I researched for several recipes and finally I found one that seemed just perfect for the occasion with a few teaks. The result... a delicious gooey melt in your mouth concoction! This is the real deal!
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 12oz. package of bittersweet chocolate chips
1 12 oz. package of white chocolate chips
1 cup of chocolate chunks
In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix with a whisk. Add to the butter mixture, mixing to incorporate, and add the vanilla extract. Fold in the chocolate chips and chunks. Spread across the bottom of the prepared pan and bake until the edges are golden and the cookie is set but the center is still slightly soft, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the cookie is completely cool down. Put a wire rack on top and flip it over. Remove the parchment paper and clean the grease out of the pizza pan. Repeat the procedure now with the pizza pan on top and transfer the cookie back to the pan. Decorate as desired.
(*) This recipe originally had walnuts and macadamia nuts, so feel free to mix and match if desired. I decorated the cookie with a "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting". I'll be posting that recipe this week :)
Source: Recipe Courtesy of "Emeril Lagasse" - Adapted.