Gluten-Free Cookie Cake

If you have been following my blog then you know I am a huge Cookie Cake fan, that might be an understatement! For almost every celebration I make a cookie cake and sometimes I make it for no reason at all! You will love this Gluten-free Cookie Cake recipe I am sharing with you.  

Gluten-free Cookie Cake Recipe
My son has inherited my love for cookie cakes and requested one for his birthday. Since my husband has to eat gluten free I made a gluten-free version so everyone including my husband could enjoy all the Cookie Cake Greatness!After trying several recipes to find the perfect cookie cake I perfected this recipe. My goal was to make my homemade version similar  to the one bought from the mall! Every party I throw I receive so many compliments and they couldn’t believe it was Gluten-free and I made it. Expect to receive many request if you make this cookie cake recipe for your party.Easy to make your own brown sugar and I find it makes my desserts better! It takes a good 2 minutes or more to mix well with a fork.

Notes:  You really need a 12 inch pan or larger. The cake will spread while baking and will spill over if not at least 12 inches. My cookie dough spread out on baking pan measured just over 9 inches. This leaves plenty of room and it never spills over.

SONY DSCYou can see here how much it spreads while baking.

baked vs unbakedTo decorate I used a star tip and alternated chocolate and vanilla around the edge. I also layered the vanilla on top of chocolate for the message. 
Gluten-free Cookie Cake Recipe
Gluten-free Cookie Cake
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  1. 1 cup Gluten Free flour (I used Pamela’s Artisan)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon xantham gum
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 stick of softend butter
  6. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup chocolate chips
  10. 2 cups frosting of your choice (I used milk chocolate and vanilla to be like the one bought from mall.)
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Grease 12 inch pizza pan with butter.
  3. Sift flour, xantham gum, baking soda, and salt together.*Optional Make your own brown sugar: mix 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 tsp molasses together using a fork. (See pic above) I highly recommend but if you do not have molasses then use 3/4 cup of store bought brown sugar.
  4. Using a mixer (handheld or stand) mix flour mixture with softened butter. Once mixed well add the following in this order: sugar mixture, egg, and then vanilla extract. Beat until dough forms.
  5. Add chocolate chips and mix well.
  6. Try to make a large ball with cookie dough. Place ball in the middle of the pan. Spread out evenly, but leave 1 1/2-2 inches from the edge.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool then add icing/decorations of your choice.
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Gluten-free Cookie Cake Recipe

Hope you enjoy this Gluten-free Cookie Cake recipe! Check out my other gluten-free recipes HERE.


  1. Could u substitute olive oil for butter?

  2. Thanks for this recipe. My son also loves cookie cake but our family is GF. In your recipe I think you forgot to mention when to add the zanthan gum. I’m assuming it is sifted with the flour? Thanks!

  3. Oh wow, that looks awesome! Will definitely be pinning this!! Thank you!

  4. 3/4 of what brown sugar? Cup?

  5. This looks so good and so easy to make.

  6. I’ve never made a cookie cake and it is perfect for a birthday cake. This is a nice recipe I’d like to try!

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