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    filed under: Chocolate Cookies on December 21, 2015

    A fun and delicious layer cake made out of cookies!

    How to make a COOKIE Layer Cake!

    Creating a delicious cookie doesn’t have to take up your whole day~try utilizing Cake Mix for your cookies. This simple alternative is a great way to create a beautiful cake!

    You will need:

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    1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (can be gluten free or any chocolate flavor)

    1 box Spice Cake Mix

    1 box Vanilla Cake Mix (can be white, golden vanilla, yellow, etc.)

    1 recipe chocolate frosting (below)

    1 recipe vanilla frosting (below)

    1/2 cup caramel sauce (store bought or you can make from scratch)

    cookie sheets lined with parchment

    How to make a COOKIE Cake!

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    How to make a COOKIE Layer Cake!

        Ingredients

        • !Chocolate Frosting
        • 4 tbsp. butter, room temperature
        • 1 c powdered sugar
        • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa
        • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
        • 2 -4 tablespoons whole milk
        • pinch salt
        • !Vanilla Frosting
        • 4 tbsp. butter, room temperature
        • 1 c powdered sugar
        • 1 tsp. vanilla
        • 2 -4 tablespoons whole milk
        • pinch salt

        Instructions

        1. !Chocolate Frosting
        2. Place room temperature butter and vanilla into a stand mixer and beat until combined.
        3. While butter is in mixer add powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt to a bowl and mix with a whisk. (sift)
        4. With mixer off, add the powdered sugar and cocoa mixture. Turn mixer on to low and then slowly combine.
        5. Add in milk. Turn mixer to medium high and mix until combined. You will want to pour the frosting over cookies so make sure it is the right consistency. If you need to add more milk then do so.
        6. Frosting will appear very light, but it will darken as it sets.
        7. !Vanilla Frosting
        8. Beat butter and vanilla in bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
        9. With mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners\' sugar , milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of bowl.
        10. If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk. You want the frosting to be pourable.

        Recipes adapted from Chocolate Buttercream and Whipped Vanilla Buttercream.

        Start by baking your cookies. All flavors of cake mix cookies can be made the same:

        1 box cake mix + 1/3 cup melted butter + 2 eggs = cookies (Do not follow the directions on the box. Only add melted butter and eggs)

        Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-12 minutes.

        Prepare frostings and get a jar of caramel sauce.

        Start with chocolate cookies.

        How to make a COOKIE Cake!

        Place a layer of cookie onto cake stand. Cover with 1/2 of chocolate frosting. Place another layer of chocolate cookies on top and cover with remaining chocolate frosting. Be careful not to use too much… You want to frosting to drip over the sides but not cover the cookies entirely. If you have frosting left over that is ok. You can use it to drizzle over individual slices.

        How to make a COOKIE Cake!

        Place a layer of spice cookies on top of chocolate cookies. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Place another layer of spice cookies on cake, you now have two layers of chocolate cookie and two layers of spice cookies.

        How to make a COOKIE Cake!

        Place layer of vanilla cookies on the cake. Pour 1/2 vanilla frosting over cookies. Make sure to get it in all the nooks and crannies! Place the final layer of vanilla cookies on the cake and pour remaining frosting over cake. If you have frosting left over that is ok. You can use it to drizzle over individual slices.

        Here is a quick video showing the layers.

        You can, of course, use any from-scratch recipe that you want… as well as any flavors!

        How to make a COOKIE Cake!

        Cutting the cake is easy. Use a sharp knife and cut as your normally would. The frosting helps keep the layers together… almost acting like glue.  If you have any frostings left feel free to drizzle over the slice of cookie cake. You can also use a bit a powered sugar sprinkled over top! 🙂

        How to Make a Cookie Layer Cake!

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        Comments

        Love how easy these are and how yummy they look! 🙂

        Wow! This is just fabulous, can be useful for DIY Wedding Cake too… Thanks for sharing Amanda… 🙂

        Fun! This would be great for a birthday!

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