Can't decide between cookies and cake? Oversized, double-chocolate cookies stacked between layers of peanut-butter frosting create an indulgent dessert that doesn't make you choose.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
2 hr
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Cookies:
Frosting:
Chocolate Ganache:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Special equipment: a small offset spatula

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

For the cookies: Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed in a second large bowl until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. Add the eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, beating after each addition to incorporate; beat in the vanilla. Reduce the speed to medium, add the flour mixture, and beat until just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips by hand.

Roll the dough into 6 balls (about 1 1/2 cups each). Divide 4 of the balls between 2 rimmed baking sheets (2 balls per sheet). Flatten them into 6-inch circles using your hands; make sure the circles are 2 inches apart. Bake until just set, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining 2 balls of dough.

For the frosting: Meanwhile, beat the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium speed in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar about 1/2 cup at a time, beating between additions, until incorporated.

Assemble the cake: Place a cookie on a cake stand or serving plate and spread the top with some frosting. Top with another cookie and more frosting; repeat with the remaining cookies and frosting, making sure the frosting on the top layer is spread smooth.

For the ganache: Put the chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring the cream and butter to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour over the chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes; stir until melted and smooth.

Pour the ganache over the top of the cake, smoothing the top with a small offset spatula and letting it drip over the sides. Decorate the rim of the cake with the peanuts. Let stand at room temperature until the chocolate hardens, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note

When measuring flour, we spoon into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)

More from:

Food Goals

Get the Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring

Buffalo chicken dip finds a cozy home in crescent dough.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Giant Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson

Giant Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories