My Other Half Turns 30 and I Made Him a Cookie Cake

by Melissa on February 19, 2013

chocolate chip cookie cake top

Happy Birthday to my dear husband, Paul! He leaves his twenties and turns the big 3-0 today.

He amazes me. He’s taking this whole turning 30 thing in stride and doesn’t seem fazed by it at all. Maybe it’s a woman thing, because I’m turning 30 in a tad under 6 months and I’m already starting to feel queasy about it.

But turning 30 really isn’t all that bad, right? We have a cute little house in a great neighborhood, good careers and a precious little baby girl.

Paul reading to Mini-me

Paul never asks for anything for his birthday, but I knew that I wanted to make this birthday special for him. A homemade birthday cake was the least I could do.

Before I even needed to ask what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, I knew the answer would be “cookie cake.”

I’m not sure what it is with Paul and chocolate chip cookie anything. Maybe it’s because it the only recipe that he knows by heart? I won’t blame him for loving those cookie cakes, they sure are yummy!

I couldn’t bring myself to just go buy a cookie cake from the grocery store, without at least attempting to bake one myself.

So, in the famous words of Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother: “Challenge accepted.”

chocolate chip cookie cake slice

This cookie cake turned out much more fluffy than the ones you find in grocery stores. And I will have to say that I prefer it too *grin*

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (serves 12) adapted from
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour, plus 4 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Powdered sugar, for serving (optional)

Let’s Bake
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

Using a stand mixer, Beat butter, white and brown sugars together until smooth and creamy. Then add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between additions. Then add the vanilla and mix well.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix together with a whisk.

Add flour mixture to the batter in the mixer and mix until the dough is well blended. Then stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread dough into a 15 1/2 inch round pan (I used a 12 inch round pizza pan).

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie cake are a golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.

Serve topped with powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!

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February 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

it is a man thing! :( i think they start freaking out at 40.


February 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm

His oldest brother turns 40 this summer, I will keep an eye on him and see if I spot any freaking out :-)


February 20, 2013 at 8:17 pm

you gotta get your mid-life crisis sometime!


Beth (OMG! Yummy)
February 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Love the idea of a cookie cake – my hubby would ask for a pie. For his groom’s cake for our wedding, I got a fruit tart.

You guys all look great and so does 30 as I look right down the throat of 50!!!! Happy Happy!


February 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Ah, your husband’s got good taste! We did cookie cakes for our rehearsal dinner :)


Angie @ Big Bear’s Wife
March 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Happy 30th birthday to your honey! I love cookie cakes and this one looks great! What a perfect cake for any birhthday!! (I asked for cookie cakes for almost every birthday I had growing up!)


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