World’s Easiest Cookie Cake

Look who’s turning 4, it’s my second boy and third child who loves to help momma in the kitchen. He would have helped me with his own birthday cookie, but I managed to make two on my own.

This is an easy, pantry staples, kind of dessert. It’s a fun treat to surprise a loved one on any day. We like to make it special with regular powdered sugar icing and pipe it on with a freezer bag, of course.

It’s also fun to make it for an “I love You” party or a separate family party. Shape it into a heart and surprise your loved one. Try mixing in your favorite miscellaneous candy, like peppermint bark, M and M’s, chopped candy bar or whatever you have on hand.

This frugal cookie cake will bring smiles galore.

Birthday Cookie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (we use raw)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups white wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M & M's, chocolate chips or chopped candy bar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugars with a mixer.
  3. Add egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt . Stir well.
  5. Fold in candy or chips.
  6. Place on lightly floured pizza pan or baking stone.
  7. Place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper on top and roll with a rolling pin applying pressure. You can also press with floured hands. Lightly flour dough if sticking.
  8. Roll about 1/4" inch thick leaving 1 inch around the edges to allow expansion.
  9. Bake 16-18 minutes. Cool.
  10. Decorate as desired.
  11. Cut into pizza slices or squares.
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