This gluten-free cookie cake is perfect for celebrating and who doesn’t love the idea of a giant chocolate chip cookie?
2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I use Better Batter Gluten-Free Flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttery spread (Smart Balance or Earth Balance), softened at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips*, 1 tablespoon reserved
For the Icing:
3 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup buttery spread, (Smart Balance or Earth Balance) softened at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond milk
To Make the Cookie Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit a pizza pan.
In a medium bowl whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
With a mixer cream together the buttery spread with the sugars. Then add in the eggs and vanilla.
Mix the flour mixture into the creamed mix and mix until well combined. Next mix in the chocolate chips (less one tablespoon).
Using a spatula, spread out cookie dough on the parchment-lined pizza pan. Spread out to a couple of inches from the edge of the pan. Smooth out the top of the dough so it’s smooth and then take the tablespoon of chocolate chips and place them randomly over the top of the dough and push them in slightly.
Bake for 22 minutes and remove from oven and set on a wire rack to cool.
Once it’s completely cool you can decorate the top with the icing.
To Make the Icing:
Beat the softened buttery spread, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, and almond milk together. Mix thoroughly. If it’s a little too stiff you can mix in one more teaspoon of almond milk. You want it thicker than thinner so that it will hold its shape when you decorate with it.
Use a decorating set with a star tip to make the star decorations around the edge. And a small round tip for any words.
*Chocolate chips: Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (mini-sized chips) or Nestle’s Simply Delicious Chocolate Morsels (regular-sized chips). Both of these are gluten-free and dairy-free.
See my links in the post for decorating tips.
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