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Cookies that Wound Up Being Cake

June 30, 2011

Don’t ask me how this happened.  I followed the recipe for a batch of bar cookies – a recipe that I’ve used before, mind you – and the dough came out as dry and crumbly as pie crust.  Did an extra cup of flour sneak in while I wasn’t looking?  I added some milk to moisten it up, and somehow the result was sheet cake.  It was tasty sheet cake, though.

Is it a bar cookie?  Is it cake?


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1.5 cup white flour
  • 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • milk as needed


  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 cups marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cream together butter and both sugars, then stir in the eggs and the vanilla.  In a separate bowl, mix together the baking soda, salt, and flours, then add to the butter/sugar/egg mixture.  Stir in mix-ins as desired (I used baker’s chocolate and shredded coconut.  Or you could do chocolate chips.)

Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes.  Poke the middle of the cake and see if it’s springy.  Let cool completely.  Then combine the three frosting ingredients in a bowl and microwave until melted, stir, and spread on top of cake.  Let that cool, then enjoy!

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 8, 2011 12:41 PM

    Still looks great to me! I love it when mistakes turn into something awesome 😀

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