Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake – A soft chocolate chip cookie cake with vanilla buttercream decorated with Valentine’s sprinkles.
My husband doesn’t love desserts. It hurts my feelings when we go out for dinner and there is an amazing dessert menu and he doesn’t want anything on it. I get a lot of inspiration from restaurants and want to try everything.
I make him order something under the pretense that it’s for him so that I don’t feel like a glutton ordering two desserts.
When I was thinking of something to make for this year’s Good Cookie Food Bloggers Valentine’s Event – more on that in a minute – the first thing that came to mind was to make him a Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake.
I tried a few recipes, and this is the one that I settled on. I like that the top is nice and golden brown, but the underneath layer is soft and chewy.
Since I am making this for my Valentine, it’s important to get the texture right. He does not like a hard cookie, he likes one that is barely baked. I was a little concerned about overbaking it because I need it to hold shape since it will be sliced like a cake.
It ended up turning out better than I was anticipating and I know that this might be requested frequently. I added some Valentine’s sprinkles to the dough to make it a little more festive, but you could leave them out or change them to match your occasion.
I’m so excited to participate in this Valentine’s event again. This is the fourth year for our event and we want to continue to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S. There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. The National Cancer Institute’s budget for childhood cancer is less than 4%. It’s such a small number and that’s why I got involved.
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Cookie Cake Tips //
- I used a 10-inch cake pan to bake my cookie cake. If you use a 9-inch pan, it will alter the baking time, so keep an eye on it.
- You can use a springform pan which will make the cake easier to get out.
- Cool the cake completely in the pan before removing it. This will ensure that it does not break when you turn it out.
- The cookie cake will continue to bake when it comes out of the oven and is cooling in the pan, so I like to take it out at 25 minutes.
- I used semisweet chocolate chips, but you can use any chip you like. I think toffee bits, pretzel pieces, M&Ms, Snickers, pretty much anything would be delicious in this cookie cake.
- I like vanilla buttercream, but feel free to use your favorite kind. Chocolate buttercream, cookie butter buttercream, are two that I think would be delicious.
Thank you to Dixie Crystals, Mediavine, and OXO for their generous donations and for partnering with us for this cause
Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Valentine’s Day event and check out their recipes!Brownie Cups from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Valentine’s Day Delight Recipe from Jennifer of The Rebel Chick
Strawberry Cake Rolls from Coleen of The Redhead Baker
Perfect M&M Cookies from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Paleo Almond Butter Cookies from Taryn of Hot Pan Kitchen
Black Tahini Truffles from Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pink Glitter Drink fo Valentine’s Day from Jenn of Ever After in the Woods
Vegan Matcha Rose Shortbread from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Star Wars Kylo Ren Emoji Cookies from Jenn of justJENN recipes
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Andes Mint Cookies from Rebekah of Kitchen Gidget
Chocolate Pots from Kristin of On the Home Front
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookie Bars from Melissa of Persnickety Plates
Dark Chocolate and Smokey Blue Cheese Gougères from Lisa of Taste Cook Sip
Nutella Cookies from Raquel of Organized Island
Strawberry Sandwich Cookies from Heather of Delicious Not Gorgeous
Mini Chocolate Lava Kiss Cakes from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies with White Chocolate from Lisa of Blogghetti
Chewy Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Butterscotch Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Cookies from Elaine of Small Farm Big Life
Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cutter Cookies from Brenda of Meal Planning Magic
Cherry Cheesecake Bars from Laura of Untwisted Vintage
Grapefruit Gin Spritz from Sarah of Chef Sarah Elizabeth
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
chocolate heart cookies from Meaghan of the decorated cookie
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
Salted Caramel Bars from Marybeth of Baby Savers
Cotton Candy Buttercream Cupcakes from Nina of Crazy for Cookies and More
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chips Cookies from Maria of The Cookware Geek
Valentine’s Blondie Bars from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Confetti Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Heart of Gold Chocolate Sprinkle Blossoms from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie
Ancho Chili Brownies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
Heart Shaped Spritz Cookies from Holly of A Baker’s House
Strawberry Macarons from April of April Erhard
Sweetheart Chocolate Pretzel Bites from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Gluten-free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies from Michelle of My Gluten-free Kitchen
Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls from Rose of Rose Bakes
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes for Two from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Butter Almond Mushroom Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
Previous Good Cookie for Kid’s Cancer Posts //
Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats // The perfect combination of Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, and marshmallow. Everyone is powerless over these.
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies // My favorite sugar cookie sandwiched between vanilla buttercream and Nutella. Topped with cookie glaze and lots of sprinkles.