Chewy chocolate chip cookies are baked in small cake tins, sliced in half, then filled and frosted with chocolate cream cheese buttercream. These mini cookie layer cakes are cute and chewy, with crunch and fluff that can’t be beat!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set 10 mini cake tins onto a baking sheet and set aside.
Use a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment to cream butter with sugars for 5 minutes on medium speed.
Scrape bowl. Then add eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition.
Add vanilla. Beat for 5 additional minutes, until fluffy and pale.
Then whisk together the dry ingredients. Turn mixer to low. Gradually add flour mixture.
Then finish with chocolate chips.
Divide into mini cake tins, scooping two tablespoons into each.
Bake 15-17 minutes.
Allow to cool before removing from the tins. Make buttercream.
Use a clean bowl and the whisk attachment of your stand mixer.
Cream butter and cream cheese for 3 minutes on medium speed, until smooth and fluffy.
Turn mixer off. Sift together the cocoa powder and powered sugar. Add half to mixture and mix on lowest speed.
As it comes together, add cream and vanilla extract.
Then add the rest of sifted mixture. Once it comes together, turn mixer to medium high speed and whip for 5 minutes. Add salt and whip for 1 more minute.
Remove to piping bag.
Slice the cookie cakes in half. Pipe icing in middle. Then put top layer of cake on and pipe the top. Repeat with remaining cakes.