Brown Butter Captain America Shield M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Yield: 9-inch cookie cake

Brown Butter Captain America Shield M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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Why have a chocolate chip cookie when you can have a giant brown butter cake-sized cookie cake instead? Decorated like Captain America's shield with chocolate M&Ms. What's not to love?

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


Cookie Cake

  • 170g (¾ cup) unsalted browned butter, softened
  • 200g (1 cup) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g (2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 225g (1½ cups) milk chocolate chips

Captain America Shield Decoration

  • 3-4 packs chocolate M&Ms, see notes


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 5. Spray a 9″ pie dish or cake tin with cake release and set aside.
  2. Sort the M&Ms into red and blue colours. If you're able to get white M&M's in your country– great. They're not available here. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar creamy, then add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornflour (cornstarch), bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), and salt, then slowly add to the wet ingredients until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and and stir on low for a few seconds to incorporate.
  5. Press the dough evenly into the prepared dish or tin, then arrange the M&M's, chopping in half to fit if neccessary, and press slightly into the cookie cake.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes; lightly cover with foil to prevent the edges from burning, then return for a further 5-10 minutes, or until a light golden brown.
  7. Once baked, allow to cool completely in the dish/tin on a wire rack.
  8. Once cooled, loosen the sides of the cookie cake with a sharp knife or palette knife. Transfer to a serving dish, or serve directly from the tin/pie dish.
  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.



The amount of M&Ms will depend on whether you buy them in larger packs, or if you can buy them already sorted into separate colours. I found 3-4 larger packs to be sufficient, but each bag varies on the colours inside.

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8 Comments on “Brown Butter Captain America Shield M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake”

  1. Jessica @ Sweet Menu September 15, 2014 @4:44 am Reply

    I love cookies! Cookie cakes, cookie bars, cookie dough - I am there! This cookie cake looks incredible!!!

  2. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain September 15, 2014 @10:41 pm Reply

    Weee Capt America was one of my favorite superheroes growing up and what better way to celebrate his awesomeness than with a GIANT cookie cake?! That's what I'd want if I was a superhero - a giant cookie cake named after me. :D

  3. Cj September 16, 2014 @2:27 pm Reply

    This is so cute - Would luv to see this submitted at Food Foto Gallery so I can share with all my foodie friends :-)

  4. Emma | Fork and Good September 19, 2014 @9:05 am Reply

    Sunken or not, this is still a damn awesome recipe - I see what you were doing with all those M&M's now!

  5. Lindsay September 22, 2014 @2:42 am Reply

    My daughter just walked by and saw the picture of the cake, and said she wants some!

  6. Choc Chip Uru September 22, 2014 @2:53 am Reply

    YUM! This cookie cake brings out my love for Chris Evans and cookies, so love it even more :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Amy October 1, 2014 @1:23 am Reply

    That looks seriously delicious! Wow! #client


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