Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
recipe from Lisa @ The Cutting Edge of Ordinary - adapted from a recipe at Slice of SueShe
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 stick butter, room temp
½ cup & 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ cup & 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Filling
1 cup chocolate/caramel chips
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans, set aside.

In a medium bowl sift or whisk the flour and baking soda, set aside.

Cream together the butter and the sugar, until it turns pale yellow in color (about 2 minutes). Add in the sugars, salt and vanilla. Cream until smooth. Add the egg and beat on low until incorporated. Stir in the chip or chunks.

Divide the dough between the two cake pans. To get even dough amounts I weighed the dough then split it in half. Pat the batter into the pans. I let my batter come it just about a ½ inch from the edge. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes.

Allow to cool completely.

Filling: Pour the chips and shortening into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals just until the chips are starting to melt. Spread chocolate mixture onto cooled cake bottom and top with second cookie.

I microwaved about a half cup of the chips and put them into a plastic zip lock bag with the tip snipped off so I could drizzle the chocolate over the top cookie.