Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

I am so excited to share this chocolate chip cookie cake with you today! Like the name says, it truly is thick and chewy and absolutely delicious.  I love cookie cakes and used to ask for one every year for my birthday. What is it about a cookie cake that tastes so much better than regular old chocolate chip cookies?

I originally found this recipe on Pinterest and immediately searched for a reason to give it a try. And it was so good that I already want to make it again. 🙂  The cookie is so soft and chewy, and it has the perfect chocolate chip cookie flavor.  I decorated the top with my favorite simple buttercream icing (recipe included below), but you can play around and use whatever you want. No matter how to top it, if you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to get enough of this cookie cake!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake


Cookie Cake

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Vanilla Buttercream Icing

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp heavy cream or milk


For the cake:

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. Dough will be thick. Chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan. Spread the dough out into the cake pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden and middle is just set. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting.

For the icing:

  1. Cream together the butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add salt and 1-2 teaspoons of heavy cream or milk.
  2. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional cream/millk until you reach the desired consistency and beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.
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  1. Oh my heavens. This looks fabulous!

  2. I am a sucker for cookie cake; yours looks fabulous!!

  3. This looks so good!! My little man loves chocolate chip cookies. Thanks Megan!

  4. This looks delicious! It’s officially on my list of recipes to try! :o)

  5. This is fabulous!! It was easy to make, and tastes just as good as it looks. Hubby loves it. Thanks Megan!

  6. This looks perfect for a family reunion I’m going to – do you think I can double recipe and make in a larger pan?

  7. Just made this exactly according to baking directions. I made a huge mistake turning this out of the baking pan before it was completely cooled. It was still warm and ended up seeping thru the cooling rack. From what I tasted, the flavor was amazing. Will definitely let this cool completely and serve from the baking pan next time instead of trying to plate it while warm. It was extremely gooey and soft, so much so that I wonder if it baked long enough even tho the edges were golden and the center was set before I removed it from the oven.

  8. I made this for my boyfriend’s birthday and he said it was better than his grandmother’s! Thanks for such a great recipe!!!!

  9. OMG! This cookie cake is to die for! Seriously, best recipe ever and came out PERFECT!!!! Thank you for sharing!!! Not ever going back to the other recipes!  

  10. This was seriously the best cookie cake I’ve ever had! I doubled it to fit in a 9×13 and it was perfectly chewy and dense on the inside and crispy around the edges. The recipe scales up beautifully and everyone LOVES it.

  11. This is one of my favorite dessert recipes ever!! I have made over 20 of these cookie cakes, and they never disappoint. Thanks!!!

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