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Valentine's M&M Cookie Cake

Katelyn Theofanis
This celebratory cookie cake is perfect for Valentine's Day. Packed with M&M's and frosted with vanilla buttercream, this giant cookie is sure to bring joy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Bake Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Cookie Cake:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M&M's

For the Frosting:

  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 1⅓ cups confectioners' sugar sifted
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk or water
  • sprinkles as needed

Instructions
 

For the Cookie Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a 9-inch cake pan, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, mixing until incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined. Stir in ¾ of the M&M candies.
  • Press the dough into the prepared pan. Press the remaining M&M candies into the top of the cookie cake.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden and set. Let the cookie cool completely before gently removing it from the pan.

For the Frosting:

  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter. Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and milk/water, beating until smooth. (Add an additional tablespoon of liquid if needed.)
  • Pipe the frosting along the edge of the cookie cake and garnish with sprinkles. (I used a 1M star tip.)

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 5gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 378mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 527IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
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