I have to say Ari’s favorite cookies are wookie cookies. Not the “wookie cookies” that are cookies made from cake mix, but the cookie recipe from Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook. It’s the cookies that are the most requested by the kids.
Ari’s birthday was last month, and she told me she wanted a chocolate chip cookie cake. I eventually got her to explain to me she wanted a cake that tasted like a chocolate chip cookie with chocolate frosting. Naturally, I suggested the cake taste like Wookie Cookies (Hm, I thought I’d posted our version of the recipe – I’ll have to do that soon), and she agreed.
I searched around on the web until I found a brown sugar cinnamon cake recipe that looked good, and made an adjustment or two. I also made the chocolate frosting from scratch, from one of the Cake Mix Doctor books. It was a hit, so I have posted it here for you – and so I can find the recipe to make it again.
Wookie Cookie Cake
1 cup regular sugar
1 cup Crisco (I used butter flavored Crisco, because I could)
1 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt of salt
2 cup plain flour
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray two 8″ round baking pans with non-stick spray and set aside.
Mix the eggs, regular sugar, Crisco, milk, baking, powder, salt, flour and vanilla together in a bowl. Fold in the brown sugar, then fold in the chocolate chips.
Divide the batter equally between the two pans, smooth out the tops, and then bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester stuck in the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.
I chose to go with the mini chocolate chips so that they’d more easily stay suspended in the cake and not sink to the bottom. Next time, though, I think I will increase the amount to 3/4 cups. The chip to cake ratio wasn’t quite right.
I got the cake recipe from Cooks.com
And worst of all, I forgot to take a picture of the cake. I guess I will just have to make it again so I can get the picture. What a hardship.