The Giant Cookie Cake

I love to celebrate!  It is usually not too hard to find a reason for a celebration.  In our house, we celebrate “half” birthdays.  This week we celebrated William’s half birthday.  I wanted to make something new and tasty.  He recently discovered The Great American Cookie Company and told us about the amazing cookie cakes this place creates.  I’m a bit competitive and did not want my son to think this cookie company had anything over his mommy!  Well folks, let’s just say I impressed the whole house with my own Giant Cookie Cake. (No hard feelings cookie company!)  The boys approved this dessert and continued to support it for breakfast!  It is super easy and delicious!  Happy Half Birthday, sweet boy!- Love, Mommy

The Giant Cookie Cake

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

With a mixer in a medium bowl, cream together the sugars and butter. Add the egg and vanilla and mix. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Gently add chocolate chips.  (you can get crazy with it and add M&Ms, nuts, or white chocolate chips too).
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Press the cookie into a circle or desired shape.

Bake at 350 degrees for 13-16 minutes until the cookie is lightly golden brown. Let the cookie cool completely on the baking pan. Once the cookie is cool, use icing to add decor.

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