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Captain America M&Ms Cookie Cake

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Celebrate the release of Captain America 2 with a movie night featuring a Captain America M&Ms Cookie Cake.  Bake up your favorite cookie dough in a pizza pan and use frosting and M&Ms to make a Captain America shield.

Need a quick and easy cake? Make this Captain America cookie cake for your superhero fan!


My family are serious fans of superheroes.  In particular we love Captain America and saw Captain America 2 in the movie theaters twice.  We never see a move twice in the theaters!  So we are ridiculously excited for the release of Captain America 2 on DVD on September 9th.  And because we aren’t excited enough, I decided to make a fun cookie cake to look like Captain America’s shield.

Captain America M&Ms walmart

I headed to Walmart to pick up my supplies.  I had planned on stocking up on M&Ms to make the red and blue stripes on the shield and was surprised to find Mega M&Ms.  These bad boys are like 4 regular M&Ms in one – true superhero sized M&Ms! So I grabbed a few bags of those, a few bags of regular M&Ms, a tub of frosting and a pizza pan.

Captain America

I’ve made cookie cakes before, but it’s been a while.  I started by making a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Any recipe will do.  I replaced the chocolate chips with M&Ms, of courses.  Spread the cookie dough out on the pizza pan but DO NOT do what I did and spread right up to the edge of the pizza pan.  Leave about a 1″ gap around the edge of the pizza pan or you will also spend the afternoon cleaning cookie off of the bottom of your oven.  Not fun.

Blue and Red M&Ms

While the cookie bakes dump out the Mega M&Ms and divide out the red and blue M&Ms.  Be careful who you hire to help with this job or you may run short a few M&Ms!

captain america

See? I used way too much cookie dough.  No worries, though, because we’re going to make this guy in to a superhero despite it’s flaws.

frosted cookie cake

Frost the cookie completely with white frosting.   Make sure to go to the very edge.

cookie cake with star
Place a star template in the center of the cookie.  You can print the one I used: Captain America Shield Star Template.

Captain America star

Use blue Mega M&Ms and place them around the outer edges of the star.  Carefully lift the star off and adjust the Mega M&Ms as needed. Use small blue M&Ms for the points.

Star with red points

Place a red Mega M&M at each point of the star.  Then use more red Mega M&Ms to connect each one to form a circle. Use small red M&Ms to fill in.

Captain America cookie cake shield

To finish up, use red Mega M&Ms around the very outer edge of the cookie.  We debated adding a second circle of red around the outer edge, but ran out of M&Ms so we went with one.  And now your kids will think you are a superhero for making a fun Captain America treat – or at least mine did!


Yield: 8-10

Captain America M&Ms Cookie Cake

Captain America M&Ms Cookie Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe or ready made chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 5 bags of Mega M&Ms
  • 2 bags regular M&Ms
  • 1 tub of white frosting


  1. Prepare cookie dough according to recipe.
  2. Spread cookie dough on a round pizza pan leaving a 1-2" space between the cookie dough and the edge of the pan to give the dough room to spread.
  3. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until cookie dough is baked through. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Frost the cookie with the white frosting, making sure to cover completely. Cut out the star template and place in the middle of the cookie. Place blue Mega M&Ms around the outer edges of the star. Carefully lift and remove the star template and adjust the M&Ms to make the star using smaller M&Ms at the points.
  5. Place 1 red Mega M&M at each point of the star. Connect the M&Ms to make a circle around the blue star. Use smaller red M&Ms to fill in the circle.
  6. Place 1 or 2 rows of red Mega M&Ms around the very outside edge of the cookie cake.
  7. Cut and serve!

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  • Amy
    September 26, 2014

    My bestie keeps asking for cookie cakes for his birthday. I keep wanting to make one and he keeps insisting it be store brought. Men. Hmpf. I’m gonna just make this recipe next time and he’ll like it. 😉

  • swathi
    September 22, 2014

    Delicious mm cookies Love it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  • Miz Helen
    September 21, 2014

    I love your Captain American Cookie Cake. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Antionette Blake
    September 20, 2014

    Thanks for sharing and linking back to the #WWDParty.

  • Melinda
    September 19, 2014

    that is so cute! would love if you shared this on our #kidsinthekitchen linky

  • Nichole
    September 19, 2014


    What a great and simple dessert for a super hero themed party. I am pinning it for future parties! Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura J
    September 16, 2014

    I got Yellow!!!
    Like Yellow, you often have your head up in the clouds. You and Yellow are very much dreamers. It is very easy for you to see the big picture, but not as easy for you to see the details. You have a wide range of friends that do a great job of grounding you and you’re always up for a good time!

  • karinbeery
    September 16, 2014

    Woo hoo! Sign me up!