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Holiday Cookie Cake – So Simple to Make!

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A Holiday Cookie Cake is a simple yet yummy dessert for the holidays!  It’s versatile, easy to transport, and a fun holiday recipe that is kid friendly!

One of the favorite things I love to do with my kids is have a set baking day in December.  We totally mark that day off on the calendar and spend the holiday day baking Christmas goodies.  The only problem is that I have to keep my big kid out of the kitchen while we are baking!  Our family baking day is a great way to see the kids learn baking skills and it’s a great way to create lifetime memories for all of us.

Holiday Cookie Cake

That is one of the reasons I love discovering simple dessert and cookie recipes for us to bake that day.  Don’t get me wrong, I love finding recipes that are challenging for me, however, when we are all in the kitchen baking, I want the focus to be on having fun not stressing out because something isn’t coming out.  Another simple holiday recipe that my kids love is our recipe for Marshmallow Snowmen!  They are cute, yummy, and a simple treat to make that the kids can help make!

Our Holiday Cookie Cake recipe is one of those recipes that is both simple and fun to make.  It’s totally versatile as you can use whichever cookie mix that you prefer, you can use vanilla or chocolate frosting if you prefer, you can use peanut M & M’s instead of milk chocolate, different sprinkles, you name it.  It’s totally customizable!

Holiday Cookie Cake

Here are a couple of questions about our Holiday Cookie Cake that you may be thinking of:

WHAT TYPE OF PAN DO YOU USE TO BAKE THE COOKIE CAKE?

You can use a 9″ pie pan, a cake pan, or you can use a giant cookie pan like this one. 

IF YOU ARE SHORT ON TIME COULD YOU ALSO USE A STORE BOUGHT COOKIE CAKE?

Absolutely!!!  You can buy the cookie and decorate as desired.  The great thing about the store bought cookie cake is that you will have a container to transport it with!

CAN YOU USE STORE BOUGHT FROSTING?

Yes, you can make your own or you can use store bought.  Totally up to you.

 


Holiday Cookie Cake

I hope you enjoy our Holiday Cookie Cake recipe!

Holiday Cookie Cake

Ingredients:

Chocolate Chip cookie mix OR you can use a store bought cookie cake

Egg, butter and other ingredients that your cookie mix will need

1 can of vanilla frosting

1 container of Pillsbury Filled Pastry Frosting in a bag

Supplies:

M & M’s Christmas colors

Hershey Kisses

Peppermint puffs

Holiday Sprinkles 

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cake pan, pie pan, or large cookie cake pan with cooking spray or parchment paper.

Prepare the cookie mix according to the directions on back of the package.  

Add in some sprinkles if you also want them inside the cookie then spread the cookie mix into the pan with your fingers and press the dough to the edges along the bottom of the pan.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the edges are firm.  

Remove from the oven and let the cookie cake completely cool in the pan then transfer to the serving plate/platter.

Spread the container of vanilla frosting all over the top of the cookie.  Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles across the frosting and then add the M & M’s.  Then using the filled pastry bag of frosting, pipe stars around the outside of the circle of the cookie.  

Top the Holiday Cookie Cake with Hershey Kisses and the Peppermint Puffs.  Slice and enjoy!

Holiday Cookie Cake - A Perfectly Large Holiday Cookie!

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Chip cookie mix OR you can use a store bought cookie cake
  • Egg, butter and other ingredients that your cookie mix will need
  • 1 can of vanilla frosting
  • 1 container of Pillsbury Filled Pastry Frosting in a bag
  • M & M's Christmas colors
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Peppermint puffs
  • Holiday Sprinkles

Instructions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cake pan, pie pan, or large cookie cake pan with cooking spray or parchment paper.

Prepare the cookie mix according to the directions on back of the package. 

Add in some sprinkles if you also want them inside the cookie then spread the cookie mix into the pan with your fingers and press the dough to the edges along the bottom of the pan.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the edges are firm. 

Remove from the oven and let the cookie cake completely cool in the pan then transfer to the serving plate/platter.

Spread the container of vanilla frosting all over the top of the cookie. Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles across the frosting and then add the M & M's. Then using the filled pastry bag of frosting, pipe stars around the outside of the circle of the cookie. 

Top the Holiday Cookie Cake with Hershey Kisses and the Peppermint Puffs. Slice and enjoy!

Make sure to pin this recipe for our Holiday Cookie Cake now so you’ll have it for later!

 

Holiday Cookie Cake

2 Comments

  1. That looks so delicious! I love how you made it Christmassy by adding the red and green m&ms and peppermint candies. I’d love to try this.

  2. My kids love cookie cakes. They are simple to make and you don’t have to worry about an uneven rise. Plus- the decorations allow it to be easily customized for any occasion

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