One Big Cookie

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 12 servings (1 big cookie)


Enjoy some family time with the kids making these memorable cookies. They'll have fun creating their own edible masterpieces.


  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 cup ready-to-use frosting
  • Decorator sugar and sprinkles (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 10- to 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet.

PLACE whole bar of dough on prepared pan. Allow to soften for 5 to 10 minutes. Using fingertips, pat dough gently to form 8-inch circle.

BAKE for 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

DECORATE with icing, sugar and sprinkles as desired.

VARIATION: Try with 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough. Press cookie dough onto greased large baking sheet or pizza pan to measure an 8-inch circle. Bake at 325° F. for 16 to 18 minutes or until lightly golden.

My go to birthday cake

by s. sarah , on Sep. 2010

My family, friends, and coworkers love this cookie cake. It is so easy and yummy with icing. I bake mine on a pizza pan!

Delicious! :)

by D. Diane , on Feb. 2010

I made this recipe using the Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe instead of the ready-made dough and then topped it with vanilla frosting and polka-dot sprinkles. My friends LOVED it! One piece of advice, though - if you use homemade cookie dough instead, you don't need to put ALL of it on the pizza pan to bake - it will run over the edge... :)

Mine looked better than store bought!

by N. Nicole , Bedford, TX on May. 2009

This recipe was perfect for my son's birthday celebration at preschool, and was better than cupcakes! It came out smaller than the size of a pie plate, but after decorating it with white icing and chocolate frosting, anyone would have thought I had ordered it from one of the "big cookie" companies. Easy!

great for birthdays

by S. Sherry , FREMONT, CA on Apr. 2009

this is special for the birthday person. My son has always liked a cookie instead of a cake.

So easy to make and yummy

by J. Julie , CHILLICOTHE, OH on Oct. 2008

This was my first time making this. I made it in the shape of a pumpkin for my Brownie troop. The loved it.

one big cookie

by C. CAROLE , DES PLAINES, IL on Jan. 2008

I made two of these cookies for a Birthday Party. It beat out a cake. Kids loved having cookie instead. They said it tasted great and I thought so too.

Truly perfect

by N. Niki , SAINT CLOUD, FL on Sep. 2007

I had tried this simple desert with no additioinal recipe other than the original. With this recipe however it was perfect. I was unaware you needed to pack the dough or butter the pan; once I did that, what a beautiful pie.

One Big Cookie

by T. T. , JACKSON, MI on Nov. 2006

We had my daughters college make up one of these for our daughter during finals. She was so excited to get it. She thought she could handle all of it but finally gave in and bought some milk and shared it with her room mates.. Some folks say there is nothing more tempting then a Chocolate Chip Cookie and a glass of milk. My Grandfather use to say that ought to bring a smile to anyones face.

I love cookie cake

by J. Jennifer , on Nov. 2006

I wanted to make a cookie cake for my son's first birthday without having to pay so much money for one at the mall so I tried this recipe. It was good but it was hard to get the middle of it fully cooked without burning the edges so it's better to let it thaw a few minutes before baking.

One Big Cookie

by V. VICKI , HAMPSHIRE, IL on Aug. 2006

This worked out great. We had a baby shower for a co-worker who doesnt really like cake. She and everyone else loved it. We used pink and white to decorate for a little girl. It was a wonderful alterative.