Subscribe to Cookie Madness by Email

M&M Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

by on August 21, 2008 · 68 comments

There are other versions of giant chocolate chip cookies which you can decorate and cut with a pizza cutter, but this is our favorite.

giant chocolate chip cookie cakeBaked
giant chocolate chip cookie cake 2

5.0 from 4 reviews
M&M Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Large M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake chocolate chip cookie cake birthdays or gifts
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10-16
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt**
  • 4 oz butter, preferably unsalted
  • 1/2 cup shortening**
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 bag semi sweet regular or miniature size chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 1 regular size bag (about 1.5 oz) plain M&M’s or, if you live in the UK, smarties
  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Line a large (14 inch) round pizza pan with a circle of parchment or non-stick foil.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda and salt together; set aside.
  3. Cream butter, shortening and both sugars by hand or with an electric mixer. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. When well mixed, add flour mixture and stir until blended Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Put all the batter in the pan and press it into a large circle. Stop the circle about 1 ½ to 2 inches from the rim. Press M&M’s decoratively into top.
  5. Bake on center rack for 32-35 minutes or until cookie is golden around edges and appears set.
**If using margarine or regular butter, decrease salt to ½ teaspoon
**If you prefer not to use shortening, you can swap the shortening out for 1/2 cup of butter. In my opinion, the butter/shortening combo has a better texture.

Related posts:

Published on August 21, 2008

{ 68 comments… read them below or add one }

Toree May 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Great Recipe! I brought it over to a birthday party last weekend! I used a mini bag of M&Ms along with some mini Rolos as well… mmmm caramel!

Barb August 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Any chance you also have the recipe for the frosting/icing they use on the mall cookie cakes? Both my boys would enjoy this for the birthday cakes, but they also love the frosting. :)

Anna August 24, 2012 at 6:50 am

Hi Barb,

I’m sorry to say I don’t have that exact recipe. Here’s one you might try.

1 stick salted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening OR another stick of butter (shortening makes the frosting stiffer and helps it hold up better)
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 1/2 to 5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/4 cup whole milk (1 to 4 tablespoons)

Beat the butter and shortening on high speed until creamy. Beat in the salt and vanilla, then gradually add the powdered sugar. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting is the consistency you like.

April November 29, 2012 at 7:15 am

I can’t find a pizza pan that doesn’t have holes in it. Would the recipe work fine on a baking sheet?

Cass February 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I made this today and it turned out perfectly!… I used one of those big aluminium trays you buy in the BBQ section t the super market… It’s huge :-)

Anna February 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Cool! Glad it worked.

Cass February 14, 2013 at 1:11 am

My neighbors are very lucky I’m home alone and bored tonight coz iv just made them a cookie cake and it’s in the oven now… (I really just needed to use all the M&Ms before I ate them all).

Lisa February 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Great and easy recipe. Made it tonight for v day. My fiancé lovvvves big cookies!

Anna February 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Thanks for the review, Lisa! Glad it was a success.

Jacob Gray March 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

It works better when you have the right pan. For I did not have one and I used a cast iron skillet and ended thick

Laura March 17, 2013 at 2:19 am

Excellent chocolate chip cookie recipe! My kids say it’s the best ever!

Natasha June 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Is this a soft and chewy cookie cake?

Tarina August 4, 2013 at 4:54 am

The best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. We couldn’t stop eating the dough as well as the finished product.

Judy September 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Made this today as a request for my son’s 17th birthday. Made it as stated. Only suggestion is to cut it back 5 minutes. It was the best. Better than the store and they cost $10. It was huge and I used an extra large pizza pan with parchment paper. When you spread it, wet your fingers with water and spread it out.

Anna September 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Hi Judy,

Thanks for the review! And Happy Birthday to your son :).

Linda from Pa September 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm

This came out soooo Great! I doubled the recipe and made it in a very large pizza pan and also got a dozen cookies out of the recipe. Baked for the exact time and came out nice and soft and Chewy! This one is a keeper. Would be nice to make for parties and fun to decorate.

Anna September 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Hi Linda,

Thanks for taking the time to review. I really appreciate it!

Steve October 20, 2013 at 9:26 pm

i used this recipe for a school project it worked great

Leave a Comment

Rate This Recipe:  

Previous post:

Next post: