Monday, December 15, 2014

Quick and Easy Cookie Cake

It's time to celebrate, so let's make a Cookie Cake! We recently made this Cookie Cake for my Daughter-in-law's birthday, and the grand-kids had a great time helping! It's quick, easy, cute, and yummy-delicious! 


1 package chocolate cake mix (15.25 oz.)
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
M & Ms (We used M & M Minis and Regular M & Ms.)


Sort the M & Ms by color. This is a great kid's activity!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use Pam Spray to coat a 12" round metal baking pan.

Empty cake mix in a medium-size mixing bowl. Add eggs and oil; mix. Batter will be very thick.

Add the chocolate chips and stir. Press batter into the baking pan.

And now for the fun part! Let the kids use the M & Ms to design a face on the Cookie Cake! Place the M & Ms on the dough and press lightly. This step definitely involves planning and cooperation! 

Doesn't this look like Mommy?
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 18 minutes, until edges are set. Middle will be "puffy" and soft; do not over-bake! The Cookie Cake will finish baking in the pan.

Let cool, cut, and enjoy! 

Nancy's Notes:

  • Other flavors of cake mixes can be used for this recipe.
  • You can make other shapes out of the M & Ms instead of the smiley face, such as a heart, etc.
  • Reese's Pieces and other similar candies can be used instead of the M & Ms.
  • Icing in a pastry bag or Ziploc bag can be used for writing and other embellishments.

Blow out the candles!

Happy Birthday, Mommy!

You may also enjoy:

Double Chocolate Bar Cookies

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