OK. So, Pinterest is great and all, but it just can’t satisfy every craving. I was scrolling through the other day looking for the perfect cure for my sweet tooth. And then I thought to myself, “This is ridiculous. I just want some of Jean Jones’ Cookie Cake.” I shut my lap top and marched myself into my kitchen to get my home church cookbook. That thing is well loved. So well loved that the cover has fallen off and the pages are beginning to fade from so many page turns through the years. Now, who is Jean Jones, you ask? She’s one of the sweetest, most dedicated, faithful Christian women you’ll ever meet. She is one of the head cooks to any church meal or function that we ever have. She and her kitchen crew are absolutely amazing and such a vital part to our church. They are behind the scenes people who have some of the greatest servants’ hearts that I’ve ever witnessed. Not only have they taken care of so many church luncheons and special functions, but specifically they’ve been the ones to carefully organize meals for my family (and many others) for funerals and weddings. It’s a ministry that I know honors the Lord well as they serve as His hands for helping to care for His people in some of their darkest and most joyful times. I tell you what. Jean is one of the best cooks I’ve ever known. You mention her chicken n’ dumplings and everyone drops what they’re doing and run to the Family Life Center to get a bowl. But back to her cookie cake. Oh boy. This, my friends, is what my childhood tasted like. Almost every birthday growing up, my mom would make me one of her cookie cakes and decorate it like a clock with the hand pointing to whatever age I was saying, “It’s time to watch Emily a Happy Birthday.” It’s been years since my mom has made me one. So, it was high time I made one myself. Want to know a secret? I like it best the day after it’s made because the icing gets this awesome crunch to it. Next time you need a great crowd pleasing dessert, this is it. Oh, it’s amazing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Jean Jones’ Cookie Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup milk
½ cup shortening
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Add baking soda, salt, and flour. Mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Put in a greased/flour dusted 12 or 14 inch pan (depending on how thick you want it). Bake for 30 minutes. Ice in whatever design or pattern you like with white icing.
Yields: 20-30 servings
Recipe Source: Jean Jones
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This cookie cake sounds wonderful! And what a sweet story behind it 🙂 It sounds delicious!
Thank you, Maria! I hope you get to try it and enjoy it as much as we do! Have a wonderfully blessed day!
I LOVE cookie cake!! I’ve never made one before but now I can! Thank you for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays! This recipe has been pinned to our Wake up Wednesdays Board.
Thanks so much, Meghan! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! It really is fantastic and so much better than store bought in my opinion :)! Thanks for pinning it! I hope to link up with y’all again at Wake Up Wednesday! I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!
This cake sounds so good!! We definitely have a lovely kitchen crew at our church, as well. I can’t thank them enough!
Thank you, Jocelyn! I hope you enjoy it!!! I actually made it for the second time in 3 weeks last night as I realized that ahhhhhh! It was our turn to bring breakfast to Sunday School today. I had several hugs, a few near tears, and a comment that this will probably be served in Heaven lol. So, hopefully that’ll give you a good idea of how beloved this cake is! Give your kitchen committee hugs next time you see them!