Gingerbread Cookie Cake -- Instead of making gingerbread cookies this holiday season, make a gingerbread cookie cake! It's easy to make and fun to decorate... Plus, you can cut yourself a nice big slice of it! | wearenotmartha.com
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Gingerbread Cookie Cake

Instead of making gingerbread cookies this holiday season, make a gingerbread cookie cake! This Christmas cookie cake is easy to make and fun to decorate... Plus, you can cut yourself a nice big slice of it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Desserts, Cookie Cakes, Gingerbread Recipes, Holiday Desserts
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips, optional

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 Tbsp whole milk

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until well combined.
  • Beat molasses and egg into mixture.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, and salt.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • If using white chocolate chips, fold into the batter.
  • Press cookie dough into the prepared pan, as evenly as possible.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes, until edges are turning golden, but cookie cake is still soft in the middle. Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, use a knife to loosen edges of cookie and turn out onto a plate or cake platter.
  • Put frosting in a pastry bag and pipe along the edges. Sprinkle on crushed peppermint candies or other holiday decoration.

Buttercream Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy, occasionally scraping sides of bowl with spatula.
  • Mix in confectioners' sugar one cup at a time, until well-blended.
  • Mix in vanilla and then milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, only adding in second tablespoon if necessary.