How to Make an Edible DIY Layered Cookie Cake Recipe

This Edible DIY Layered Cookie Cake is a baker’s (and snacker’s) heaven. Perfect for the winter entertaining ahead and easy to follow that will impress your guests!

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This DIY goes out to all our spice-loving friends out there! After all, who doesn’t obsess over a spice and cookies combo?

Every year I, Erin, also jump on the flavor train, especially when I’m standing firmly on the fact that pumpkin spice and I are in a year-round relationship.

So with the winter season in full swing, I wanted to share this edible DIY that bakers and non-bakers alike can easily bring to the table. Spice cookies or not.

It combines the most delicious, tried, and spice cookies and layers them up with an easy cream cheese frosting, resulting in centerpiece-worthy cookie cakes that taste as good as they look!

Of course, you can always use whatever flavored cookie you’d like to stack, just like these colorful layered cookies from last year’s bridal brunch!

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Ingredients and Tools Needed to Make an Edible DIY Layered Cookie Cake

Spiced cookie recipe — We made a half batch of this one. But you could use any cookie flavor like snickerdoodles.

Pre-made vanilla frosting or homemade buttercream

Cream cheese

Cinnamon

Rolling pin

Circle cookie cutters or small bowls —  We used bowls in varying sizes of 4”, 3.5”, 3”, 2.25” and 1.75” diameter.

Cookie sheet

Electric mixer

Pastry bag and nozzle

Parchment paper

Small sieve

Toothpicks — Optional

Paper flags — Optional

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How to Make an Edible DIY Layered Cookie Cake

Step 1 — Prepare the cookie dough according to the recipe.

Step 2 — Then, roll out the dough ¼” thick between two sheets of parchment paper. Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 3 — While the dough is chilling, prepare the paper flags by removing the sticker liner, placing a toothpick at the center of each, and folding it in half to enclose the toothpick.

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Step 4 — Cut out circle shapes in the sizes listed in the tools list.

Step 5 — Place the circles back on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for another 30 minutes. (Cold dough will hold its shape better when baked.)

Step 6 — Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake cookies for 12-15 minutes until the edges turn slightly brown. Allow cookies to cool. 

Repeat steps 1-3 with excess dough.

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Step 7 — While the cookies are baking, whip together the vanilla frosting and softened cream cheese just until combined.

Step 8 — Once the cookies are cool, fill a pastry bag with frosting and pipe a generous spiral of frosting on each cookie. Stack the 5 cookie sizes from largest to smallest to form a “cake”.

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Step 9 — Place a small amount of cinnamon in a sieve and dust the cakes lightly. Lastly, top each cake with a paper flag.

Edible DIY Layered Cookie Cake Recipe by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY inspired lifestyle blog.

Will you be giving this edible DIY a try? Let us know how it stacks up! (Bad pun absolutely intended.)

Whether you’re a fan of spiced pumpkin or a fan of apple waffles, these Spiced Cinnamon waffles are the perfect way to welcome fall.

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DIY Layered Cookie Cake Recipe

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5 from 4 votes
This edible layered cookie cake recipe is perfect for any occasion! Learn how to make it today.
Cook Time1 hr
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course Desserts
Cuisine Cakes & Baked Goods

Equipment

  • Rolling pin
  • Circle cookie cutters or small bowls
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Electric mixer
  • Pastry bag and nozzle
  • Parchment paper
  • Small sieve
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper flags optional

Ingredients

  • 500 gram spiced cookie recipe
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup cream cheese softened
  • 5 tbsp cinnamon

Nutrition

Calories: 4018kcal | Carbohydrates: 504g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 213g | Saturated Fat: 80g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 34g | Monounsaturated Fat: 87g | Cholesterol: 284mg | Sodium: 2588mg | Potassium: 1284mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 335g | Vitamin A: 3352IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 668mg | Iron: 13mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 4018kcal

Instructions

  • Prepare the cookie dough according to the recipe.
  • Roll out the dough 1/4” thick between two sheets of parchment paper. Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Cut out circle shapes in the sizes listed in the tools list.
  • Place the circles back on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for another 30 minutes. (Cold dough will hold its shape better when baked.)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake cookies for 12-15 minutes until the edges turn slightly brown. Allow cookies to cool.
    Repeat steps 1-3 with excess dough.
  • While the cookies are baking, whip together the vanilla frosting and softened cream cheese just until combined.
  • Once the cookies are cool, fill a pastry bag with frosting and pipe a generous spiral of frosting on each cookie. Stack the 5 cookie sizes from largest to smallest to form a “cake”.
  • Place a small amount of cinnamon in a sieve and dust the cakes lightly. Lastly, top each cake with a paper flag.
Cost: $30
KEYWORD: layered cookie cake recipe

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