Cookie Cake

Which one is better: cookies or cake? Now you don’t have to choose! This colorful, fluffy Cookie Cake has the best of both worlds — a light airy texture and rich cookie flavor! A rainbow of sprinkles and M&Ms makes this eye-popping dessert perfect for a party. Invite your friends and share the love!


Makes 16-20 squares

Hands-on time:

15 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

35 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding (3.4 ounces)
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M&M’s

Kids kitchen skills:

  • mixing
  • folding
  • baking


  • measuring cups & spoons
  • large mixing bowl
  • whisk or hand mixer
  • spatula
  • 9x13 baking sheet & oven mitts
  • knife


Grown-up steps
  1. Heat the oven to 350° F. Line the baking pan with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix butter with the sugars until creamy. Then add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and vanilla pudding mix.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, and mix until just combined.
  4. Gently fold in the M&M’s.
  5. Spread the batter evenly into the baking pan.
  6. Bake the cookie cake for 15-20 minutes or until the cake is golden brown.
  7. Cool completely before cutting into squares to serve!

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