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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

chocolate chip cookie cake

well good afternoon all... i hope everyone is enjoying their day... i know i am... i had a busy busy week... not only did i have the privilege of making cupcake favors for one of my very best friends wedding... i was also one of the bridesmaids... it was a spectacular wedding... we all looked beautiful, the bride especially... the party was rocking, we danced the night away to an awesome band, ate some amazing food, and had a lot of laughs... but as for now, my dancing shoes are off and i am relaxing...

so... back to the kitchen...

here is a yummy little treat that my little guy jack was begging me for... his words were: "mommy, you know what would be awesome... a giant cookie cake... with m&m's... and frosting... lots of frosting... and even more m&m's... and don't forget the chocolate chips..."

so i busted out a 10 inch spring form pan, mixed up dorie greenspans best chocolate chip cookie recipe, and got to baking...once cooled i decorated this tasty treat with some creamcheese frosting, and sprinkled the heck out of it with some mini m&m's (as per jacks request)

dorie greenspan's best chocolate chip cookie recipe:
*i halved the recipe*
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
12 ouncs bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips, or 2 cups store-bought chocolate chips or chunks
1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans(optional)

1.center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, lightly grease the sides and bottom of a spring form pan
2. whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda
3. working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter at medium speed for about 1 minute, until smooth
4. add the sugars and beat for another 2 minutes or so, until well-blended, then beat in the vanilla
5. add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each egg goes in, then reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients in 3 portions, mixing only until each addition is incorporated
6. on low speed, or by hand with a rubber spatula, mix in the chocolate and nuts
7. evenly spread the dough into the pan, pressing it down lightly
8. place the spring form pan, on top of a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway... remove from oven and let cool before frosting :)

happy baking everyone!!

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