Loaded Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Chocolate Ganache
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Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Chocolate Ganache is a perfect celebration in a pan. A just right sweet cookie loaded with chocolate chips is topped with silky chocolate ganache.
Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 servings
  • ⅔ cup butter (10 Tablespoons)
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup M & M s
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
Chocolate Ganache
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Prepare ganache first so that it will be cool when needed. Place chocolate chips in small mixing bow. In a small saucepan, heat cream until just beginning to bubble around the edges. Pour over chocolate chips, let set briefly to warm the chips. Gently stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a 9 inch pie plate, cake pan or casserole dish.
  3. In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add dry ingredients all at once and mix until combined, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Lightly mix in chocolate chips and M&Ms. Reserve a tablespoon of M&Ms to scatter over top of cookie, if desired.
  6. Scrape cookie dough into preparing baking pan. Spray hands and then press cookie dough evenly into the pan. Sprinkle reserved M&Ms over top, if desired, and press down slightly.
  7. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Cookie should be lightly golden around the edges. Use a toothpick to check center for doneness. If toothpick comes out clean, cookie is done.
  8. Let cookie cool completely on wire rack, before removing from pan. Run sharp knife around the edges of the baking pan and gently loosen bottom with spatula. Then turn quickly onto first one plate (upside down) and then a second plate (right side up) for serving. OR leave in the pan.
  9. Add ganache stars.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at https://www.apinchofjoy.com/2017/04/loaded-giant-chocolate-chip-cookie-cake-with-chocolate-ganache/