The best part, you don’t have to bake. That’s right… NO BAKING!!!
I made mine with a Valentines theme, as were are very close to the day of love and hearts!
Chose a cookie cutter that is slightly smaller than the cookie. Being so soft, they cut very easily. Once you have them cut, just make a cookie sandwich with the frosting in the middle.
I did use some of the decoration frosting as “glue” to hold them together. I also did what is called a crumb coat of frosting. Crumb coating is a thin layer of frosting…it’s ok if some of the crumbs still show through.
Once crumb coated, pop them in the frig for about 20 minutes. The frosting hardens up and makes the second coat of frosting completely cover your mini cake.
Then decorate as you wish. I used frosting, sprinkles and purchased remade roses. The Wilton company has a bevy of pre-made items for your decorating pleasure. Besides, I can’t make a frosting rose to save my A**. You can get Wilton product anywhere from your local grocery store to Wal Mart, or specialty baking shops.
These Mini Cookie Cakes are super easy to make and would make a great project for kids, or a beautiful dessert for any occasion.
Tim and I play cards with our friends Tim and KariLynn occasionally. They made snacks and I brought dessert……Mini Cookie Cakes. Everyone loved them. KariLynn didn’t want to eat them…….cuteness factor…….but, she caved and she and her Tim loved them.
So, with friends and husband’s (my Tim) thumbs up, give Mini Cookie Cakes a try!
- 12 Lofthouse or other soft frosted cookie
- 1 recipe Buttercream frosting ( see recipe)
- Sprinkles, or other cake/cookie decorations of your choice
- 1 cup butter softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons of milk
- Pinch of salt
- For each cake using a small cookie cutter cut cookies into desired shape. Cookie cutter should see slightly small than the size of the cookie.
- Gently press cut cookie shapes with frosting sides together, using a bit of frosting if necessary.
- Frost cookies as you would a cake. I do the sides first then the top. I do a crumb coat, a thin layer of frosting, then pop them into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Then frost again, this covers any crumbs that may show through.
- Decorate as you wish, with sprinkles and frosting.