Easter Cookie Cake

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Total time does not include cooling time.
 
By: That Skinny Chick Can Bake 

Ingredients: 

    1/2 cup butter (1 stick or 4 ounces)
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 egg
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 1/3 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup chocolate chips
    3/4 cup chocolate candies (I used Easter M&M's and mini Cadbury eggs), divided

Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Melt the butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Mix in the sugars, then the vanilla. Then stir in the egg. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Then mix into the butter mixture just till combined.

  3. Add the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the candies. Reserve the remainder of the candy to garnish cookie cake when it comes out of the oven. Mix well.

  4. Scrape the dough into the prepared pan, then smooth the top with an offset spatula. Bake for 25 minutes or till top is golden brown. Remove from oven and gently press remaining candies across the surface of the cookie cake while it's hot. Cool before slicing.