Cookie cakes are the best! You don’t have to cook multiple batches of cookies, they’re great for a party, and it has frosting! How could you not want a slice of this M&M Cookie Cake?!
Back in the 90’s when I was still in elementary school, the coolest treat to bring to share with your class for your birthday was Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Some people even brought double layer cookie cake! Well, I thought it’d be fun to make an M&M variation.
Who doesn’t love M&M’s with their colorful crunchy shell and milk chocolate center?! They’re dangerous little devils! They’re so small so you keep telling yourself “just one more” until you find yourself a the bottom of the bag and a tummy full of chocolate. Worth it!
The batter for this is more like a sugar cookie since it doesn’t have brown sugar and tastes like the beloved M&M cookies you’d get from the Mrs. Field’s stand in the mall.
Once you whip up your dough you just press it evenly into a greased pie dish and pop it in the oven. Let it cook completely and then run your knife along the edge and the whole thing will pop out to place on a platter. You can also just leave it in the pie plate.
The frosting is a simple chocolate buttercream. I used half dark cocoa powder and half regular. It was super yummy but you can just use whatever cocoa powder you have on hand. After you pipe on the rich chocolate frosting, top it with more M&M’s and feel free to throw on some sprinkles for good measure. Now you’re ready to slice and party!
You can’t go wrong with this M&M Cookie Cake. Kid’s go crazy over it!
Cookie Cake recipe:
- ½ cup salted butter
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup m&m's
- ¼ cup mini m&m's
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3½ tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 inch pie dish.
- Beat butter for 2 minutes until smooth. Mix in sugar until fluffy. Add in the egg, yolk, and vanilla until smooth, creamy, and light in color.
- Add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined.
- Mix in the m&m's by hand (they're break if you use the mixer) until evenly distributed.
- Spread dough in the greased pie dish. Bake for 23-26 minutes. Cool completely before removing from pie dish and frosting.
- Beat butter and cocoa powder together. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add the milk as needed to get desired consistency.
- Place frosting in a piping bag with an M1 tip and decorate the cookie cake. Immediately add the M&M's and sprinkles.
I’m craving some M&M cookies after reading this! 😉 Cookie cakes for the win! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us Melanie!! For more delicious recipes by her, visit her site Garnish and Glaze!
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