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The Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake

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If you’re looking for a fun and unique dessert for your next party, then this vegan and gluten free Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake recipe is the one for you! It can truly be described in one word: SHOWSTOPPER!

Decorated Vegan and Gluten Free Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake with a lit candle

Do you have a special someone in your life with a birthday or celebratory event coming up who prefers cookies over cake? Or perhaps you have a potluck on the calendar and you want to bring a tantalizing dessert that will blow everyone away! Either way, this mega-sized deep dish cookie cake is definitely the way to go. Seriously, this dessert is an absolute show stopper, simply because it is one giant, soft, delicious-looking (and tasting) COOKIE.

Why this Recipe Works:

  • Using Peanut’s Bake Shop Cookie Kits, whipping up this cookie cake couldn’t be any easier!
  • This cookie cake is also vegan, gluten free, and nut free – but you would never guess it.
  • This dessert is perfect for parties! It serves up to 16 people.  Honestly, does this deep dish cookie cake have “party time” written all over it or what?! (I mean that figuratively not literally… although you could get creative with your frosting if you want!)

What is a Cookie Cake?

  • A cookie cake is a giant cookie, but decorated like a cake! It’s such a unique way to celebrate. You can get so creative with how you decorate this, which makes it that much more fun.

Looking for more unique ways to use cookie dough? Then you have to try my:

How to Make the Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake:

1. First, pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.  Then, lightly grease a 12-inch round deep dish pan with oil or cooking spray.  THIS is the deep dish pan I use and it’s perfect for this cookie cake.  Otherwise, I imagine a 12-inch cast iron skillet would work, as well.

2. Take three Peanut’s Bake Shop Cookie Kits (which you can buy HERE), empty all of the mix into a large mixing bowl, and then add the amount of water and oil stated on the back of the packages.  To clarify, since you’re using three cookie kits, you’ll need to triple the amount of water and oil stated on the back, as well. For instance, if you choose the original Chocolate Chunk flavor for this cake, you’ll need three Chocolate Chunk Cookie Kits,  3/4 cup of oil,  and then 1/2 cup + 1 Tb. water. Then – stir away!

3. Once you’re at the point where you’re staring at a big bowl of cookie dough, resist the temptation to eat it all and instead transfer that dough over to your greased pan.  You’ll then want to smooth over and flatten the surface using your hands or the back of a spatula.

4. Bake your mega cookie cake in your preheated oven for 24 – 26 minutes or until the edges start to turn a golden brown color. Once it’s done, place it on a cooling rack to cool.

Baked Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake before decorating

5. If you plan on decorating your cake with frosting, wait until it’s completely cool before doing so.  FYI – I recommend using frosting sparingly and to not cover the entire cookie cake, otherwise you may feel a little sweetness overload!

That’s it!  I told ya it was easy.

I should mention two things – when you’re ready to serve, getting that first piece out can be tricky.  I recommend using an off-set spatula or a pie serving spatula for this job.  Also, know that a little goes a long way with this cookie cake since it’s very decadent, therefore, serve small pieces at first and then offer seconds later.

I hope you and yours love this mega deep dish cookie cake as much as we do! YUM.

Decorated Vegan and Gluten Free Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake with a lit candle

Decorated Vegan and Gluten Free Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake with a lit candle and a piece missing

Top Tips for Making The Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake:

  • If you choose to decorate your mega cookie with frosting, HERE is my recipe for Vegan Vanilla Frosting; it goes marvelously with this cookie cake!  I cut this frosting recipe in half, which seems to make the perfect amount for decorating the edges and such.
  • If you’re more of a chocolate person, you can try this cookie cake with my Creamy Vegan Chocolate Frosting!
  • When decorating, I do not recommend frosting the entire surface of the cake; you want to be able to see the cookie for that “wow factor,” plus it will likely turn out too sweet if you do.
  • Make sure you’re using a 12″ round pan with sides that are at least 2″ high. A 12″ cast iron skillet will work well, too.
  • This recipe works best with Peanut’s Bake Shop Cookie Kits. I chose to make this cookie cake with the Original Chocolate Chunk Kits, but you can definitely make it with the Midnight Chocolate Chunk or the Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Kits, too!

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance.

The Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake

Do you have a special someone in your life with a birthday or celebratory event coming up who prefers cookies over cake? This mega-sized deep dish cookie cake is definitely the way to go.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: plant based, vegan
Keyword: Cookie Cake, Vegan Cookie Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 people

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Instructions

  • First, pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.  Then, lightly grease a 12-inch round deep dish pan with oil or cooking spray.  THIS is the deep dish pan I use and it's perfect for this cookie cake.  Otherwise, I imagine a 12-inch cast iron skillet would work, as well.
  • Take three Peanut's Bake Shop Cookie Kits (which you can buy HERE), empty all of the mix into a large mixing bowl, and then add the amount of water and oil stated on the back of the packages.  To clarify, since you're using three cookie kits, you'll need to triple the amount of water and oil stated on the back, as well. For instance, if you choose the original Chocolate Chunk flavor for this cake, you'll need three Chocolate Chunk Cookie Kits,  3/4 cup of oil,  and then 1/2 cup + 1 Tb. water. Then - stir away!
  • Once you're at the point where you're staring at a big bowl of cookie dough, resist the temptation to eat it all and instead transfer that dough over to your greased pan.  You'll then want to smooth over and flatten the surface using your hands or the back of a spatula.
  • Bake your mega cookie cake in your preheated oven for 24 - 26 minutes or until the edges start to turn a golden brown color. Once it's done, place it on a cooling rack to cool.
  • If you plan on decorating your cake with frosting, wait until it's completely cool before doing so.

Notes

  • If you choose to decorate your mega cookie with frosting, HERE is my recipe for Vegan Vanilla Frosting; it goes marvelously with this cookie cake!  I cut this frosting recipe in half, which seems to make the perfect amount for decorating the edges and such.
  • If you're more of a chocolate person, you can try this cookie cake with my Creamy Vegan Chocolate Frosting!
  • When decorating, I do not recommend frosting the entire surface of the cake; you want to be able to see the cookie for that "wow factor," plus it will likely turn out too sweet if you do.
  • Make sure you're using a 12" round pan with sides that are at least 2" high. A 12" cast iron skillet will work well, too.
  • This recipe works best with Peanut's Bake Shop Cookie Kits. I chose to make this cookie cake with the Original Chocolate Chunk Kits, but you can definitely make it with the Midnight Chocolate Chunk or the Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Kits, too!
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