Letter Cookie Cake!
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
15 mins
Decorating Time
45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs

A Vanilla Shortbread Cookie, with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, and all the Delicious Decoration... The Letter Cookie Cake is perfect for Birthdays and all Occasions! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: Cookie Cake
Servings: 12 People
Calories: 494 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
The Cookies
  • 250 g Unsalted Butter (not stork)
  • 125 g Caster Sugar
  • 375 g Plain Flour (extra for dusting)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
The Buttercream
  • 250 g Unsalted Butter (not stork)
  • 500 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mini Meringues
  • Edible Flowers
  • Sprinkles
  • Freeze Dried Raspberries
  • Chocolate Shards
For the Cookies
  1. Make sure your butter is at room temperature.

  2. Beat together the Butter and Sugar until creamy and thoroughly mixed.

  3. Add in the Plain Flour, and Vanilla, and beat again till a dough is formed. It can be a little crumbly, but it does come together.

  4. Get two larger pieces of Parchment Paper, and roll 1/3 of the dough inbetween it.

  5. Roll out so it's larger than your largest bowl, and then lightly cut around the bowl, without cutting through the paper. Add a smaller bowl to the middle, and cut around that as well, and remove the excess dough.

  6. If using the shape of a letter, or number, cut out around a stencil lightly, and remove excess dough.

  7. Repeat the process again, for the other two layers.

  8. Place the three large cookies in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or the freezer for 10 minutes.

  9. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan, and then bake the cookies in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are lightly starting to brown. Leave the cookies to cool fully on the tray.

  10. With the excess dough, you can cut out any shapes of cookie you want. They will take about 10 minutes to bake, at the same temperature.

For the Buttercream
  1. Make sure your Butter is at room temperature.

  2. Beat the butter on it's own for a few minutes to loosen it and make it lighter.

  3. Add in the Icing Sugar and beat fully to incoporate it!

  4. Add in the Vanilla, and keep on beating the buttercream for about 5 minutes to make it lovely and light and fluffy!

For the Decoration
Nutrition Facts
Letter Cookie Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 833IU17%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.