Recipe Review: Emeril’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Superhubby and Einstein prefer cookies to traditional birthday cake so several years ago I hunted down this recipe for a chocolate chip cookie cake on Food Network. Superhubby, the self-proclaimed chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, loved this cookie. It’s become one of my go to party foods and it usually gets rave reviews.

Family Yumminess Rating: 5 of 5 stars (and if I could give it more than 5 I would!)
RAEase of Prep Rating: 4 of 5 stars (pretty easy to make)
I find it difficult to stir the thick, raw batter at the end. However, it is much easier to spread the batter into one big cookie than scooping out and baking individual cookies.

Given Einstein now has braces I put an extra cup of chocolate chips in this version to replace the nuts and as you can tell by my primitive decoration it’s for a housewarming/open house I co-hosted for a friend. It must have been good…all we are usually left with are crumbs…..


2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli semi-sweet)
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts

Confectioners’ sugar
Sweetened cocoa

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 14 inch, light-colored, round metal pizza pan with greased parchment paper.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition.

In another medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt and mix with a whisk. Add to the butter mixture slowly, mixing to incorporate, then add vanilla. Fold in all the chocolate chips and nuts. Spread across the bottom of the prepared pan to about an inch away from the edge.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown, middle is slightly soft and toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sift confectioners sugar and cocoa over top or decorate with frosting when completely cool.


    1. Thanks Beverly! It’s my favorite cookie recipe and now the only way I make chocolate chip cookies anymore! Thanks for stopping by, hope you will return soon.

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