Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

Sunday, Darren asked me to make him something sweet and since I had all of the ingredients handy, I decided to make this cookie cake I saw on the Pillsbury website. It is so easy and so delicious, you will have to try it out! I took pictures to show you how easy it is - don't judge me on my (lack of) photography skills.

Ok, you just by getting out your pizza pan/stone. I use the Pampered Chef medium round stone with handles. The more you use it - the more it gets seasoned (thats why its discolored). Anyhow, grab your pan and start with packaged (the big roll) of chocolate chip cookie dough, and start pressing cookie dough down to form one large round cookie.

The easiest way to do that, is just slice the dough and then place it around and press it down with clean fingers! Emphasis on the clean part!

Just keep on going until your cookie looks like this.

Bake it at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or so. Check on your cookie - some ovens take longer. You want it golden brown but not crisp. It will look like your cookie is raw inside - don't worry - you are not removing this cookie from the pan, so it will continue to cook.

Let it cool. Warning: When your husband realizes there is a giant cookie cooling in the kitchen, your cookie might turn out looking like this and your husband might tell you that he doesn't know how that happened.

No worries - you're going to trim around the cookie and make it a little neater.
If you are going to take it somewhere, you can carefully lift it with a cake lifter, and tranfer it to a platter now.

Then, you are going to break out the creamy peanut butter and your all-purpose spreader and start going to town!

It should look like this when you are done.

Then, throw a few peanuts on there. I used dry-roasted, lightly salted peanuts.

Then, throw on some Reese's Pieces.

Then, heat up some vanilla icing in the microwave (about 30 seconds), and drizzle over the top. You can do it sloppily like I did, or you can make it neat. You can do it in circles, across, etc.

Then, enjoy. It's delicious!
I cut it like a pie, to get Darren a piece and then quickly changed my mind and cut it into sqaures because with that peanut butter, all I wanted was a little piece.
I'm thinking about switching out the Reese's for mini M&M's (in Christmas colors) for Christmas. I think it will be a nice red and green treat for the kiddos!
Enjoy!

6 comments:

Amanda said...

That looks soooo good!! You are tempting me to cheat on my diet!! What kind of friend does that?? LOL

~G~ said...

How do you stay on your weight watchers with all that good stuff. My stomach is growling just looking at the pictures!

Melissa Miller said...

This really sounds so yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh.My.Word!

I'm with ~G~! Your strength AMAZES me!

~G~ said...

I made this Sunday but used chocolate icing. It was delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

JandKStaats said...

Hey girl the cook book is VERY neat. It has stories from her life and its really interesting. There isnt many recipes that arent on her blog, but I LOVE IT!