$1 Cake Mix
$2 Bag of mini chocolate chips
Note: Only half of the bag of chocolate chips was used so $1 will be used for the overall cost.
The cookie cake itself costs only about $2.
$2 bag of powdered sugar
Note: Only used about a fourth of a bag was used so the overall cost will be $0.50.
$2 for four sticks of butter. Only used a third of one stick so $0.17 cents for the cost.
$2.50 for a medium bag of M&M's. Used about one-fourth of a bag so $0.63.
Step 1: Cookie Cake Ingredients and Supplies
• 1 box of cake mix (I suggest Pillsbury Funfetti)
• 1 egg
• ½ cup water
• ¼ cup vegetable oil
• 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
• Large mixing bowl
• Large cookie sheet
• 1, ½, and ¼ cup measuring cups or liquid measuring glass
• Electric mixer (optional)
• Pam, Crisco or parchment paper
Step 2: Before Starting:
2. Grease the cookie sheet so that the cookie dough will not stick while baking.
Note: I suggest using parchment paper although spraying the pan with Pam or greasing with Crisco will also work well.
Step 3: Mixing Up the Cookie Cake
2. Add egg, water, and vegetable oil into the same bowl.
3. Mix the ingredients with an electric mixer on a low setting or with a spatula until evenly mixed.
Step 4: Add Chocolate Chips
Step 5: Shaping the Cookie
2. Turn the plastic bag from the cake mix inside out so that any cake mix powder is on the outside. Put the bag on your hand and use it to shape the cookie cake into a evenly spaced circle.
a. Note: the cookie cake will spread while baking so be sure to leave at least an inch and a half around the edge.
Step 6: Bake the Cookie Cake
a. Since all ovens bake differently, check on the cookie cake occasionally after 15 minutes. The cookie cake will be ready to come out of the oven once it is golden brown around the edges.
Step 7: Frosting Ingredients and Supplies
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 3-4 Tablespoons margarine or butter
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon milk
• Large mixing bowl
• Electric mixer
• Measuring teaspoon and tablespoon
Step 8: Making the Frosting
2. Add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
a. The frosting should be thicker than honey but easy enough to spread.
b. If the frosting becomes too thick, try adding a few drops of milk and mixing again.
Step 9: Frosting the Cookie Cake
Step 10: Toppings (optional)
In this instance, I used M&Ms to outline the cookie cake. Place M&Ms on the cake immediately following the icing. If you wait until after the frosting dries, the M&Ms will not stick.
Step 11: Congratulations!
Serving suggestion: place in the freezer and eat frozen.