If you have no cake decorating skills (like me) then you’ll love the idea of a homemade whole-wheat cookie cake for the next birthday in your family. It takes very little – if any – talent to squirt some freshly whipped cream into the shape of a circle and your child’s first initial or age. I do want to warn you up front though this recipe calls for a little bit of refined sugar, which is not technically “real” but I think totally appropriate in GREAT moderation. One of the biggest problems with sugar today is the quantity in which it is consumed. And as I’ve shared before I think homemade treats are completely acceptable for occasions that truly are special and rare, although you’d be hard pressed to find me condoning factory-made, chemically-filled, artificial dye-laden treats any day of the year. :) So please forget that cookie cake place in the mall and instead spend a half hour making your very own cake from scratch…it’s easier than it looks!
Whole-Wheat Cookie Cake
...So please forget that cookie cake place in the mall and instead spend a half hour making your very own cake from scratch...it's easier than it looks!
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150 thoughts on “Whole-Wheat Cookie Cake”
Should I store leftovers in the fridge?
You could leave it at room temperature in an airtight container if you wish, or freeze the leftovers for later. – Nicole
How do you use the homemade whipped cream? What do you put it in to decorate?
Hey Jen, check out the recipe for homemade whipped cream here. There’s also a link in that post on what tool Lisa uses to decorate with. – Nicole
Could you use whole wheat pastry flour for this recipe? What is the difference between whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour?
Yes, you can use pastry flour if that’s what you have. Regular whole wheat pastry flour has a texture that is more like white flour. Either one will do. – Nicole
Can I sub coconut oil for the butter? If so, how many cups should I do? And should it be cold as well?
We regulaly swap out butter and coconut oil though we’ve not tried it in this recipe. When we do the ratio is 1:1 and since the butter is solid and cold, I would use the coconut oil the same way.
OK I gotta ask the obvious- sorry if someone already asked this…. I make the recipe for the normal chocolate chip cookies from this website all the time. Why not just use that recipe? Or this is different because it has to be bigger ?
Hi. The recipes are very similar. This one has the addition of milk as an ingredient and it bakes up with little more loft. If you try it with the other recipe, let us know how it goes.
HI Could you use honey instead of sugar?
Hi. That is not something we have tried but this might help if you do: http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/pdf/recipes/2010/prfm_sugartohoneyconversion.pdf.
Yum yum yum! A nice change from the basic chocolate chip cookies, kids loved it with a glass of milk! I used applesauce instead of eggs and Earth Balance instead of butter and soy milk due to my sons allergies and it was still great.
I want to make this for my sons birthday. Is it possible to make ahead of time by freezing the cookie cake?
Hi Tiffany. Yes, you can freeze it.