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Cookie Stack Cake (competition)

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For those who aren't such cake-lovers, this cookie stack is a tasty alternative!

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Ingredients

  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar225g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g plain flour
  • 140g milk chocolate
  • 85g white chocolate
  • 85g plain chocolate
  • 150g butter
  • 350g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp milk
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • various types of chocolate to melt and drizzle as decoration

Details

servings 24
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C.
Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.
Chop the white and plain chocolate into chunks.
Melt the milk chocolate in a microwave.

Step 2

Mix the butter and sugars in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.
Add the egg, vanilla, flour and half the milk chocolate.
Mix well, then stir through the white and plain chocolate chunks.

Step 3

Use an ice cream scoop to drop 24 even balls of dough onto the baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake in batches for 8-9 minutes until pale golden and soft to the touch.
Cool on a wire rack, then drizzle with the remaining milk chocolate.

Step 5

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM:
Cream the butter until soft, then beat in the icing sugar a little at a time.
Beat in the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and milk.

Step 6

Lay 7 cookies onto a flat plate (6 cookies surrounding a seventh) and spread buttercream in a circle around the outer cookies.

Step 7

On the second tier, spread 5 cookies in a circle, using the buttercream as 'glue'. Do not place a cookie in the centre.

Step 8

Spread another circle of buttercream and a blob of buttercream in the centre then repeat steps 6 and 7 to create a four-layer cookie stack!

Step 9

Drizzle chocolate all over the stack and decorate with a candle.
It's easiest to serve by eating one cookie at a time :)

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