Mocha Chip Cut Out Cookies and a Cookie Cake

Not every birthday has to have a cake.

This is a great alternative.

A  cookie Cake.

I made this beauty for a very sweet friend.

She loves coffee and chocolate.

So a Mocha Chip Cookie Cake was going in the oven!


I made the cookie cake in an 8 inch cake pan, lined with a piece of parchment paper so it would come out the pan easily.

To create a smooth top on the cookie, I flattened the cookie dough with the back of a wide spoon to remove the bumps.

The cookie baked for 10 minutes.  Way faster than a cake. I can see I’ll be making more of these for sure.

Once cookie has completely cooled turn pan over and cookie will release easily with the parchment on the bottom. Place on Wire rack and be sure it’s no longer warm before you decorate it.

I shaved a block of chocolate with a potato peeler to create the chocolate curls, and placed them in the center of the cooled cookie. (you can spread some frosting on the cookie if you don’t want the chocolate to move around, I forgot to do it, but the chocolate was fine)

Pipe the outside edge with coffee buttercream frosting with a 2D tip, or your favorite tip. I based this buttercream off of my Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream, but didn’t use coffee this time, I used a few drops of LorAnn’s Coffee flavoring Oil as I reduced the amount of buttercream I needed and added a couple drops of coloring(tan and brown) to achieve this color.

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Mocha Chip Cut Out Cookies and a Cookie Cake
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 dropperfulls Coffee Oil (LorAnns)
  • 2½-3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Cream butter and sugar together, add egg and flavorings.
  2. Mix in flour, cocoa, baking powder salt until smooth.
  3. stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Place ⅓ of the better in a parchment lined 8 inch cake pan.
  5. Bake cookie cake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  6. Let cool in pan before removing.
  7. Cool completely before icing.
  8. *Roll out the remaining cookie dough and cut into desired shape.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes.
You could substitute a teaspoon or so of instant coffee for the coffee oil, if needed.


Since the cookie cake only used a 1/3 of the cookie dough, it was time to roll out the rest of the cookies.

*Chocolate Glaze Icing Recipe


I like these cookies rolled on the thicker side. I let the chocolate chips determine the thickness really,  roll out the dough so there is cookie dough padding the chips, if it’s rolled too thin you will feel the rolling pin going over all the chips and they will be bumpy.


These Mocha Chip Cookies are wonderful to dunk into or have along side your coffee drink of choice.

I made some chocolate icing to top some of the cookies off with. I piped the first layer of icing with a #4 tip then, went back with a #1 tip and piped on some lines to create a criss-cross pattern.

I’m so glad I iced some of them with chocolate icing, they were yummy!


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  1. 1
    Lisa Waelde says:

    As the lucky recipient of this delightful cake, I can vouch first hand that the Mocha Chip Cookie Cake this very sweet baker made was to die for!!!!!

  2. 2

    A cookie cake! That is definitely my kind of birthday treat. I love the decoration on the cake and the cookies! Mocha is a great flavor too! :)

  3. 3

    This sounds SO delicious!!! And it’s beautiful too! I am going to HAVE to try this!!

  4. 4

    That’s so pretty! A perfect cake. :)

  5. 5

    These look so pretty–cookies and cookie cake. The combo of chocolate and coffee is always good, too!

  6. 6

    oh Diane! I am on board with these! it’s too bad I’ve decided to be dedicated to a 60 day workout program that frowns upon eating a batch of cookies in one sitting 😉

    • 7

      yes isn’t it just awful that those programs don’t allow such things, they should really come up with one that works that includes such indulgences :) LOL

  7. 8

    Wow, I think I’m really drooling here lol. That sounds and looks incredibly good!

  8. 9

    Now this is my kind of cake!! 😉 Looks delicious!

  9. 10

    What can i substitute egg with?? Really waiting to try this out..

  10. 11

    This is one gorgeous cookie cake.

  11. 12

    Everything is so beautiful!

  12. 13

    Hello new favorite cookie cake!

  13. 14

    Totally cute! I love the little heart shaped cookies! {of course}

  14. 15

    Your cake is absolutely beautiful and so are those cookies!! I want to eat them through the screen!! Happy Friday!

  15. 16

    How beautiful! I would totally take a cookie cake. And those little mocha chip cut out cookies are wonderful!

  16. 17

    Lucky, lucky, birthday girl! This beautiful cookie cake may be the beginning of the end for birthday cakes 😉

  17. 18

    D!!! I am in love!!

  18. 19

    Beautiful AND delicious–love this cookie cake, Diane!

  19. 20

    What a pretty cookie cake, Diane!! And wow, that’s a mega spoon!! haha

  20. 22

    I personally LOVE cookie cake, and I made my 2 year old one for her last birthday. Yours looks awesome, I may have to try some sort of low carb version!

  21. 23

    oh so cute! We love a cookie cake always around here

  22. 24
    Stephanie says:

    I was wondering if you have tried there coffee emulsion. I’m wondering if that would be just as good??

    • 25

      I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure it would be just as good. I’m sure I will get some as my coffee oil is running low :)

  23. 26
    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    That cookie cake looks sooo good! My brother is obsessed with them so I’m definitely going to make this for him soon.

  24. 27

    These are wayyyyy cute!

  25. 28

    these rock! Love the cookies!

  26. 29
    Allison Tyree says:

    Where would I find the coffee oil? At a normal grocery store near the coffee grounds? And does it come in a bottle?


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