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How to Make a DIY Cookie Cake Pan
- Fold Long Strip: Take about 2.5 feet of aluminum foil and fold it a few times to create a long skinny strip. Wrap that strip around the top of a large mixing bowl (that is about 11.5″ in diameter) to use as your guide.
- Secure Ends: Remove it from the bowl then take a smaller strip to secure the two ends closed, completing the circle. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place on Parchment: Place the foil ring on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet then press cookie cake dough into the middle, trying not to let any slip below the bottom ridge of the foil (the dough should all be contained within).
- Bake for 16-18 minutes or until brown: Because you don’t have as much heat from a real metal pan, these typically take an extra 4-6 minutes to bake through (as opposed to baking in a metal pan which takes 12-14 minutes). Immediately after baking, carefully remove foil ring then use a butter knife to push in any rough edges.
Note: You’re not going have as clean of edges as you would with a real pan, but the foil ring definitely helps create a wall rather than having the cookie spread onto the pan. This method works with any solid cookie dough (don’t do this for runny batters!).
Treat yourself to a $10 cookie cake pan!
While this DIY pan works great, if you want super crisp edges, snag yourself a metal pan for $10 on Amazon! It’s perfect for any celebrations and you can make cookie cakes like a pro using my Giant Birthday Cookie Cake stencils!