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Sugar Cookie Cake

This Sugar Cookie Cake has everything you love about your favorite cut out treats, only it’s baked as one GIANT cookie the size of a cake. M&Ms and peanut butter cups make this cookie cake even better. Perfect for holidays and only 5 ingredients!

Love easy skillet desserts? Our Butter Pecan Skillet Cake is still one of my favorite all time dessert recipes! Or whip up this easy Apple Cobbler Skillet recipe.

Slice of a sugar cookie cake on a white plate.

Why this Recipe Works

Why should Chocolate Chip Cookies be the only ones allowed to dress up as a cake?

  • With a simple package of sugar cookie mix and a few add-ins, you can make a delicious Sugar Cookie Cake to slice and share.
  • No need to roll or cut out any dough. Just press into a cake pan and bake.

When I made sugar cookies into sugar cookie bars, I topped them with a thick layer of frosting.

Instead, today’s sugar cookie cake is filled with sweet M&Ms and peanut butter cups!

I used pastel M&Ms to make this just as pretty as a traditional frosted sugar cookie, without the extra steps.

This Sugar Cookie Cake recipe is easy, fool proof and delicious! With gorgeous spring colors and Reese’s eggs, it’s a wonderful way to add sweetness to your Easter celebrations.

If you love this cookie cake, be sure to try our Easter Cookie Cake made with chocolate chip cookie dough!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make a sugar cookie cake with only 5 ingredients.

Sugar Cookie Mix. I used one package of Betty Crocker mix.

Egg & Softened Butter.

M&Ms. Pastel M&Ms for Easter are beautiful. You can change it up with different M&Ms colors for different holidays or occasions too.

Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Or use regular Reese’s cups.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make sugar cookie cake in a skillet.

Step 1. Combine the sugar cookie mix with egg and butter until blended.

Step 2. Add M&M’s candies.

Step 3. Make sure m&m’s are completely combined with cookie dough.

Step 4. Press dough into greased skillet. (add reese’s eggs now, or after baking). Bake. Enjoy.

Tips and Tricks

  • Frosting lovers: Feel free to pipe some sugar cookie frosting onto the baked cake for more color and sweetness!
  • For smooth Reese’s eggs: Press the eggs into the cookie cake just after baking, while the sugar cookie cake is still warm. The chocolate will soften perfectly, just like in a peanut butter blossom cookie.
  • Use a pie plate or cast iron skillet. Make sure to spray the bottom of the plate or skillet with baking spray first. For best results, press dough as evenly as possible.

Want an extra decadent dessert? Serve slices of M&M Sugar Cookie Cake warm with vanilla ice cream! Or add a dollop of whipped cream to each slice just before serving.

Unbaked skillet sugar cookie with reese's eggs on top.

Recipe FAQs

Can you make sugar cookie cake as just cookies?

I wouldn’t recommend making this recipe as just cookies. If you’re looking for an amazing sugar cookie recipe check out these Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies or my classic Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe.

How do you store sugar cookie cake?

Once cooled, this cookie cake can be covered and stored at room temperature for about 3 days. You can leave the leftovers right in the pan and cover them with plastic wrap or foil.

Can you make sugar cookie cake in a cake pan?

Yes, you will need a 9-inch cake pan or springform pan.

Sugar cookie cake baked in a skillet for Easter.

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Yield: 12 servings

Sugar Cookie Cake Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This Sugar Cookie Cake has everything you love about your favorite cut out treats, only it's baked as one GIANT cookie the size of a cake. M&Ms and peanut butter cups make this cookie cake even better. Perfect for holidays and only 5 ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 Stick (/2 cup) of butter softened
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup of pastel M&Ms
  • 8 Reese Peanut Butter Egg

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray the bottom of a 9” pie plate or cast iron skillet.
    2. In a large bowl mix together the cookie mix, softened butter and egg.
    3. Next fold in the M&M’s
    4. Press the dough into a pie plate or cast iron skillet. Press the egg-shaped candies lightly into the dough.
    5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the center is set. Cool completely before cutting.

Notes

  • Swap out the candies and colors for different seasons
  • Pipe on some sugar cookie frosting for more flavor and fun!
  • Want your Reese's eggs smooth? Press them in AFTER baking instead, like you would for Peanut Butter Blossoms.
  • Use a pie plate or cast iron skillet. Make sure to spray the bottom of the plate or skillet with baking spray first. For best results, press dough as evenly as possible.
  • Can serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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An easy dessert that’s ideal for Easter, birthdays or any occasion that calls for a festive dessert. No need to choose between cookies and cake when you can make two in one. Have your cake and your cookies too with this amazing Sugar Cookie Cake!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on March 5, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. This looks so yummy and scrumptious! My teens are going to love this! I’m so excited to make this with my daughter!

  2. How cute I bake for 6 neighbor your cookie cake would be a nice treat for them for Easter. thank for recipes

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