Less than a week to go until Mother’s Day, and this cookie cake is the perfect treat to make her feel special! You can completely customise the base, filling, shape and decorations to make it perfect for your Mum!
For my cookie cake, I used a honey cookie recipe from Sugar Hero, based on a recipe from Yuliya Small. I love this recipe because it’s softer and more flexible than a sugar cookie- almost a cross between a cookie and a cake, which makes it perfect for these cakes! However, it does tend to spread, so if you’re wanting super sharp and exact shapes, this probably isn’t your best option. My filling was a cheesecake style filling using whipped cream and cream cheese.
1.5C thickened cream
250g cream cheese, softened (block form)
90g icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1. Whip cream until soft peaks form.
2. Combine cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.
3. Add cream cheese mixture to whipped cream, and beat until stiff peaks are formed.
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1. Combine eggs, sugar, honey, salt, vanilla and butter in a saucepan and heat over a medium heat, stirring frequently until it reaches a simmer.
2. Take off heat and whisk in baking soda and baking powder. It will foam up and get thick and frothy. Set aside to cool until it is warm but not hot.
3. Mix half of the flour into the honey mixture until combined. Tip the other half of the flour onto your bench, add the honey batter and gently knead until smooth and slightly sticky.
4. Flatten the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for an hour until firm.
5. Roll out dough using a bit of flour to prevent sticking and cut into whatever shapes.
6. Bake at 175C for ~10 minutes, although time and temperature will depend on your shape sizes.
7. Allow to cool before decorating.
Find the original honey cookie recipes here:
The cookie cake style and trend was created by Adi Klinghofer, check out her instagram here to see her amazing work: https://www.instagram.com/adikosh_123/
Edible flowers from Sprout House Farms
Sprinkles from Treat Bakeshop
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