Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Cake Recipe | M&M Cookie Cake Recipe
I believe in nutritious food at every meal but at the same time I am not one of those "healthy-in-your-face" kind of mom. In the sense, I do not abstain from sugar/fat/white flour to go the anti-junk route. So while I might give in to my little one's morose face at the grocery aisle, I make sure it's not often. My son is at this stage when every junk food seems to take his fancy. Candy this, chips that - you get my drift.
Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Cake Recipe | M&M Cookie Cake Recipe
So we have come to an agreement to avoid an impasse. I agree to make his junk food. He seems to like this idea, at least for now and doesnt bother me as much during our shopping spree. At times when he tries to break the deal, I promise him a homemade-junk that very week and he gives in. Both of us get happy that way. This week, it turned out to be this Chocolate Chip M&M (and peanut butter cup) Cookie cake.
Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Cake Recipe | M&M Cookie Cake Recipe
Since it contains both his (current) favourite candies, you can imagine his excitement. My way of bring my "momminess"(!) into this is by using quality ingredients that is sans loaded chemicals and deprived of nutrients. M&M candy and Peanut butter cups have healthier counterparts in the market nowadays that mimic their appearance and their taste (almost) and that is what I have used in this recipe today.
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  • Yields: One 9-inch cookie cake
  • 6 tbsp Butter, room temperature
  • 6 tbsp melted Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, see Tips
  • 3/4 cup light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Evaporated Cane Juice/granulated Sugar
  • 1 large Egg, room temperature
  • 1 Egg Yolk, room temperature
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, or see Tips
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped Chocolate (I used M&M and Peanut Butter Cups), divided*
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips (use white chocolate, semi sweet, or bittersweet), divided
1. Coconut Oil: The virgin variety contains flavor but given the quantity you do not notice it in this recipe. But if you want options, try refined coconut oil instead. Or just substitute more butter instead.
2. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour: Use All purpose flour if you like instead.
1. Place a rack near the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9-inch pie dish (or cake pan) and set aside.Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, beat the butter and coconut oil for 2 minutes on medium speed (hand mixer/kitchenaid) until completely smooth and creamy.
3. Add both the sugars
4. and continue to beat on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute.
5. Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla on medium speed until just combined. Scrape the sides as and when required.
6. On the low speed setting, slowly mix in the dry ingredients
7. until just combined. Do not overmix.
8. Stop the mixer, using a rubber spatula, fold in ½ cup of the chopped candy bars along with most of the chocolate chips (reserving about 1 - 2 tablespoons for the topping).
9. Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared pie dish.
10. Top the cookie cake batter with the remaining ¼ cup of chopped candy bars and the 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips.
11. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the cake is lightly golden brown (could be up to 35 minutes depending on your oven).
12. Cover the cake loosely with aluminum foil after the first 15 minutes of baking to avoid excess browning.
13. Remove from the oven and set the pie dish on a wire rack to allow cookie cake to cool completely. Use a sharp knife to slice, once cooled.
Note from the recipe source: Cookie cake batter can be made 24 hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Allow the cookie cake mixture to sit on the counter for 10 minutes prior to baking.
Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Cake Recipe | M&M Cookie Cake Recipe

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