Ugly Sweater Cookie Cake

"Decorate this cake as you wish for a real festive treat."
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Ready In:
1hr 32mins




  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • In a saucepan, heat the sugar, molasses and spices until boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and quickly stir in the soda-it will froth up.
  • Stir in the butter till melted and then stir in the egg and flour.
  • Knead the mixture with your hands until it comes together to form a soft ball. Divide into 2 and wrap one in plastic wrap and set aside.
  • Roll out the other on a lightly floured board to about 1/4 “thick. Place onto the baking sheet and then cut out the jumper shape using the paring knife. Save the off cuts.
  • Roll out the other ball and repeat.
  • Finally take the offcuts from both and roll together and repeat. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  • For the buttercream; beat the butter until light and fluffy, scrape the bowl down. Add 1/3 of the sugar and beat again on a lower speed, scrape the bowl down. Add the next 1/3 of the sugar and beat again. Scrape the bowl down. Repeat with the rest of the sugar.
  • Beat in the vanilla.
  • Beat in the food color.
  • Add the cream cheese and beat in on a slow speed, so that it doesn’t turn runny. Place into the piping bag.
  • Place one of the biscuit layers onto a serving tray. Pipe the icing all over in small peaks. Place the other biscuit on top and repeat for all 3 layers.
  • Decorate the final layer with the candy balls as desired.

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