Patriotic Cookie Cake | Kingwood Moms

Patriotic Cookie Cake


Cookie Cake
Ingredients:

– Premade cookie dough (enough for a large cookie)
– Parchment paper
– Optional: Sprinkles

Instructions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Prepare the Pan: Line a springform pan with parchment paper. This makes it easier to remove the cookie cake after baking.

3. Spread Dough: Take your premade cookie dough and press it evenly into the prepared springform pan. You can use your hands or a spoon to spread it out smoothly. If desired, sprinkle some extra sprinkles on top of the dough.

4. Bake: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Check the cookie halfway through baking; if it’s spreading unevenly, you might want to rotate the pan. Bake until the edges are golden brown and the center is set.

5. Cool: Once baked, remove from the oven and let the cookie cake cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

Buttercream Icing
Ingredients:
– 4 sticks (1 pound) unsalted butter, at room temperature
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 bag (about 4 cups) powdered sugar
– Food coloring of your choice (gel colors work well for vibrant shades)

Instructions:
1. Prepare Buttercream: In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a handheld electric mixer, beat the room temperature butter on medium speed until creamy and smooth.

2. Add Sugar and Vanilla: Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, mixing on low speed until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.

3. Color the Icing: Divide the buttercream into separate bowls if you want different colors. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix until the desired shade is achieved. Gel food colors work best for achieving vibrant colors without altering the consistency of the icing too much.

Decorating the Cookie Cake

1. Prepare Icing Bags: Fit piping bags with desired tips (star tips work well for creating designs).

2. Decorate: Once the cookie cake has cooled completely, remove it from the springform pan and place it on a serving plate or cake stand. Use the different colored buttercream to pipe decorations onto the cookie cake. For example, you can pipe a border around the edge with a star tip and create a design in the center, such as a flag for a themed cake.

3. Optional: Sprinkle additional sprinkles or decorations on top of the icing for added flair.

4. Serve: Once decorated, your cookie cake is ready to be served and enjoyed!

This recipe allows for creativity in both baking and decorating, making it a fun project for any occasion!

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