Here at Pineapple Paper Co., we are always looking for an easy DIY gift idea for upcoming holidays. This cookie cake is something everyone will love, and you can customize it with whatever you can find at your local store or you have on hand. Change the saying, add sprinkles, chocolate icing, flowers, whatever you’d like! (We tend to be a little sarcastic around here, so we chose “You’re my favorite most of the time.”) 🙂
We plan on making loads of these this year as gifts! Maybe the next one should be a peanut butter cookie? YUM.
Our little fondant letters are super easy to make, too! We cut them out of red fondant that was rolled to about 1/8″ thick, brushed the tops with light corn syrup, and then dunked them in nonpareils. We laid them on a cookie sheet and let them dry for a couple of hours. You can attach them to the cookie with a little bit of icing, or a dot of corn syrup.
You can get a heart shaped cookie pan like ours on Amazon. Michaels, Walmart, etc. also carry similar ones.
Print the recipe and get baking!
Chocolate Chip Heart-Shaped Cookie Cake
- 3/4 cup butter (softened)
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk or cream
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat heart-shaped cookie pan with non-stick spray.
- In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, reduce speed, and add egg, vanilla, and milk or cream.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined, about 1 minute.
- Add the chocolate chips and incorporate on low speed.
- Lightly press all of the cookie dough into in the pan, making sure dough is to the edges and spread evenly. Bake in preheated oven for 13-15 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to turn brown and the middle looks slightly soft. Do not over bake!
- Let cookie cool for 15 minutes, then loosen the edges with a butter knife and carefully flip onto a tray. Or, like we did, you can just serve it in the pan! Decorate with icing, sprinkles, cut out letters, or all of them! Be creative!