How To Make The Perfect Cookie Cake
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know cooking is one of my favorite things in the world. From a young age, my mom always had my brothers and I in the kitchen with her learning new recipes. On top of that, growing up in the restaurant business, my uncle showed me a trick or two about serving tasty treats.
Lately, I’ve been cooking up a storm! Every Sunday night, we have family dinner at my mom’s house or my aunt’s. A few years ago, I was designated “dessert girl.” As a result of that, I have had a lot of practice breaking eggs and sifting flower. My mom has the most wonderful recipes that she has passed down to me throughout the years but there are a few recipes I’ve come up with myself that I want to share with you first!
When I was sixteen, I was trying to think of something new for family dinner. So I decided to throw a ton of chocolate in a cast iron skillet with cookie dough and POOF my famous cookie cake was born. It seems to be a crowd favorite so I thought I would share the recipe on my blog!
Mega stuff oreos
One stick of butter
11 oz. of chocolate chips
First things first
Now, there are two things you can do here. You can make the cookie dough from scratch or the pre-made works exactly the same. Personally, I prefer store-bought but that’s solely because I’ve never been the best at making cookies so I use the Nestle Tollhouse tubs of cookie dough.
Set it up
Start by filling your cast iron skillet with a thick layer of cookie dough. Make sure to get every single crease. For a better outcome in the end, try to make the dough as even as possible all the way around.
easy as 1 2 3
the best part
We all know the best part of an oreo is the filling! The best part of the cookie cake is the middle as well! Place your oreos as close together as possible so that you get a little bit with every bite. For a little extra something, I like to add crushed up heath bar on top. It gives it a little crunch.
The fun stuff
Melting chocolate has always been one of my favorite parts of baking. There’s just something so soothing about it. First, I start by heating up 1/4 cup of milk and a stick of butter very slowly. Not only does it enhance the taste, but I find it easier for the chocolate to melt this way. The key is to take your time. Chocolate is extremely easy to burn so you have to take it slow. Once your butter is completely melted, throw in your chocolate chips and continue to stir until everything is nice and smooth. Then poor it over your oreos and your heath bar.
To top off the cookie cake you actually need to top it off. What I’ve found out is the easiest way to go about this is to roll your cookie dough into balls, flatten them in your hands and just place them on top of each other. Finally, stick this bad boy in the oven at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes and you’re ready to enjoy!
This is one of my mom’s absolute favorites! She says it’s best served hot with a scoop of vanilla Blue Bell ice cream and I trust it! If you decide to make this dessert yourself, send me pictures! I want to know what you like, what you don’t and how it turns out for you.