Sugar Cookie "Cake"

What I sometimes call a Sugar Cookie Cake is actually sugar cookie dough baked as a bar cookie.  This is soooo much easier than rolling out, cutting out, and frosting lots of small sugar cookies!

This is also a great choice for when you want a large cookie to decorate (and don't want a cake).  I've used this idea several times for Cub Scout Pack Meetings or other group events.  Here is one cookie I made and decorated for a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby:
At a Pinewood Derby the boys all race cars they've created from a small wood block and wheels.  This cookie I decorated it with grass and a small blue road--all it needed was some cars {either crafted out of treats or toy cars would work}!

So, you want to make a Sugar Cookie Cake?  Mix up some sugar cookie dough--just use to your favorite recipe.  Like Eliza mentioned in her "Bar Cookies" post if you have about 5 cups of flour in the recipe then it will fit a large sheet pan (or a recipe with 2 or 3 cups of flour will fit a 9x13 inch pan).

I made a double batch of our family classic Sugar Cookie recipe for this pan.  Instead of rolling out your dough, just scoop it into the pan and carefully spread it as evenly as possible.  Bake the big cookie longer than usual--until it is lightly brown around the edges and it is cooked in the middle (about 18-20 minutes).
Then, after it cools, just slather on some buttercream frosting (homemade or bought), cut it neatly into squares, and you have a simple cookie dessert.  Or...if you have the time you can decorate it using your finest cake decorating skills.  :)

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  1. What a cute treat for a Pinewood Derby!

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  2. I've made some mini ones in smaller pie tins. They make for great non-traditional birthday treats.

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