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Easter Sugar Cookie Cake
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Easter Sugar Cookie Cake

Easter Sugar Cookie Cake - this easy sugar cookie recipe is filled with spring M&Ms and sprinkles and baked in a cake pan. Make an easy frosting and you have the perfect spring cookie cake!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 641kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

For the Cookie Cake:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted Challenge butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup M&Ms Use spring colored M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup Easter sprinkles

For the frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9” round cake pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Make the cookie cake: Beat butter and sugar with a hand or a stand mixer until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla, then mix in baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar. Slowly mix in flour. Stir in M&Ms and sprinkles.
  • Press batter into prepared pan, pressing more M&Ms onto the top as desired. Bake for 19-22 minutes or until the edges are just turning a light golden brown. It’s better to under bake this dough than over bake it. The cake will continue cooking a bit as it cools so err on the side of underdone for the best tasting cookie. Let it cool completely before frosting.
  • Make the frosting: beat butter until smooth, then slowly beat in powdered sugar until crumbly. Add salt and vanilla, then add 1 teaspoon of heavy whipping cream. Beat until smooth, adding another teaspoon of heavy whipping cream to get a spreadable texture.
  • To frost: use a 1M tip and a ziplock or piping bag to decorate the cookie cake. Top with more sprinkles and M&Ms.
  • Store loosely covered for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 Slice of Cookie Cake | Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 3202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 58g