Cookie Cake {and Recipe} in a Pizza Box! ~ Create it. Go!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cookie Cake {and Recipe} in a Pizza Box!

Is it a pizza? NOPE! It's a cookie cake IN a pizza box!

I have made my own cookie cakes for years now and like the way they taste so much better when they are homemade. And they are really so easy! So today,  I wanted to share my favorite recipe I use for cookie cakes AND show you a fun way to deliver an inside out pizza box!

So, here's my recipe that I use:

Cookie Cake

(This recipe was originally intended to be cooked in a 9x13 pan (kinda like blond brownies), but it works great on a pizza pan as a cookie cake too.)

2/3 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 3/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream first two ingredients, add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add dry ingredients, mix, add chocolate chips. Press into greased 9x13 pan (or flat round pizza pan...I use a stone one.) until about 1 inch thick (or about 1 1/2 inc from sides of round flat pizza pan). Bake at 350 degrees. About 30 minutes for 9x13. (shorter for the cookie cake-about 20 min) It should start to crack some here and there and edges will be light brown.  Cool and cut into bars OR frost/decorate as a cookie cake. (Pizza boxes work great to transport them in too. I turn them inside out and decorate the box too.)

Enjoy! (This is my fav! kind of dough to eat too!!!)

There are so many ways you can decorate a pizza box once you turn it inside out. They work perfectly for 14 inch cookie cakes!

This cookie cake was my donation to a recent school fall festival for the cake walk, so I decorated the top in vinyl with the school logo, BUT you can draw, paint, or papercraft on the top of them too! So fun to give away this way!

So, grab a pizza box from your local pizza store and start baking! ;)