Tasty Treats Recipe: Giant cookie cake

I love to bake, and whenever there’s a birthday in my family I’d usually bake a sweet spongy cake or a tray full of butterfly cupcakes to celebrate the occasion. However, last week was my lovely sister’s birthday and I wanted to make something special for her, but she has a massive dislike for sponge cake. In fact, I’ve never seen her eating so much as a swiss roll or iced bun, so I knew I’d have to be resourceful in making her a birthday cake.

So here’s my solution: a Giant cookie! And importantly – 2 giant cookies stacked up to make something that looks like a birthday cake but is definitely a cookie texture and taste!

I used a recipe similar to a Millie’s cookie in order to get a biscuit which is crisp on the outside but still doughy in the middle (so that it can at least be cut into slices like a birthday cake!). The cookie dough is made by creaming together 125g butter with 125g caster sugar and 100g soft brown sugar before adding 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 225g self-raising flour and a half tsp of salt.

Instead of dividing the mixture into 12 cookies, I put half into a greased loose-base cake tin and added my ‘toppings’ – cherries & chocolate in the bottom layer and on the second ‘cake’ I added rainbow sprinkles plus more chocolate! I baked both giant cookies for around 15 minutes (the small cookies take only 7 minutes) until it was golden but still gooey in the middle. I turned them out and let them cool for a bit before stacking them up and icing ‘Happy birthday’ on the top cookie. And I think my sis was happy with her giant birthday cookie – I certainly enjoyed it anyway!


Please take care, stay safe and use common sense when following the advice, projects, recipes or ideas from Cassiefairy.com. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk. Please read our Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for more information. Thanks!


If my DIY projects or money-saving articles have helped you please consider supporting the 'My Thrifty Life' blog to enable me to create new content. I really appreciate every donation and it allows me to continue helping readers to live a lovely life on a budget 🙂

Posted by

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

6 thoughts on “Tasty Treats Recipe: Giant cookie cake

Share your comments, tips and ideas...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.