Big Love


That’s what I feel for this oversized cookie.


It’s the kind of love that involves brown sugar and it has everything to do with these little morsels.


Oh… butterscotch, how I love the…

I don’t even need the cookie. I could just munch on you guys for eternity.


Unless of course we’re talking about adding a little chocolate. Then, you could twist my arm and make me eat the cookie, too. You’ll have to twist hard.


Like I said… just a little chocolate. Spread the love.

The cookie heart pan is from Wilton. I found it the other day and snatched it right up. I’ve seen them online, at my local cake supply store and also at the grocery store. Grab one while you can.

Cookie Love

Alright, I’m going in…

Don’t try and stop me… you might get hurt.

Do it.

I mean it… all in.

Eat it!

yeah… that’s it.


Now, if you’ll excuse me… I don’t want you to watch the rest. It won’t be pretty.

Big Love

Big Love Butterscotch Cookie

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels

3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

heart-shaped cookie pan (about 11 inches wide)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover heart-shaped cookie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • For the cookies, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and the sugars using a mixer until fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the butterscotch morsels.
  • Transfer cookie dough to the pan and spread out evely until the bottom of the pan is covered.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
  • While the cookie is baking, you can make the ganache.
  • Heat cream and butter in a saucepan until melted and remove before it starts to boil.
  • Place chocolate morsels in a small bowl and pour cream on top. Let sit for a few seconds and stir until completely incorporated and smooth.
  • Let cool and spread on top of cookie with an offset spatula.
  • To decorate like the photo, you’ll need 85 M&M’s (red or pink or whatever) for the letters. Place candies on the ganache, using the photo as a guide. Use extra M&M’s for the border.

P.S. the heart-shaped cookie pan is also conveniently made to fit one package of refrigerated cookie dough if you so desire. And, if you can’t find a cookie heart pan, just use a regular pan and spread the cookie dough out. Depending on the size of the pan, you may need to adjust your baking times.

Try and enjoy.

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161 comments on “Big Love”

  1. LOVE it!
    You’re such an inspiration Bakerella :)

  2. YUMM – O!!!!
    You are truly SO inspiring – Thanks for sharing such deliciousness with us all! I’ve never been able to successfully make larger cookies (they always come out hard as a rock). I may have to give it another try with this recipe! Your photos are so wonderful . . . I feel like it could just taste it! ; )

  3. so cute! i love that you decorated it with m&m’s! a lot easier and much more reliable than trying to make icing look nice :)

  4. Girl, you are cruel. How am I ever going to shink my hips if you keep tempting me like this. I mean how is a girl suppose to resist the BIG THREE brown sugar, butterscotch and Ch Ch Ch I can’t even say it, for fear of gaining 5 pounds. I love you, but my hips hate you.

    Cha Cha

  5. Looks great! How can you even eat it?

  6. This is so cute! I love the lettering on the cookie–very digital neon sign. :-)

  7. This is the perfect thing for the sweethearts on my list. Thank you fopr creating such a cute tasty Valentine!

  8. Butterscotch and chocolate = Love

  9. Yummy!!! Looks great!! I love butterscotch chips!!!!!!

  10. haha, i just baked a batch of blondies in this same pan yesterday! they went over well at the super bowl party i went to today :)

  11. Yummy! I think I’s like a layer of caramel in between the cookie and the chocolate to make it even more sinful!! I love the effect of the M&M’s. Sort of like a neon sign!

  12. yum!!!!!! ure amazing!

  13. Oh, nummy nums where have you been all my life!! lol…a piece of art that should be in my belly! lol..YUM!

  14. Besides sounding and looking all of DELISH, the cookie is ADORABLE. I agree..looks like a Neon sign hanging somewhere in Midtown.

  15. So cute Bakerella! The M&M “Love” kind of reminds me of a cross stitch pattern. So cute!

  16. Mmmmm…my inner nerd loves the retro dot matrix vibe.

  17. I love the M&M L-O-V-E lettering! Reminds me of Vegas lights!!!

  18. Bakerella, you made me love you. I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to do it.

  19. Wow- so dang cute! And I couldn’t agree more about the butterscotch chips. They never get baked at my house because I have kids who sneak them away before I even get to them.

  20. I tried following you on the Networked thing, but I’m not sure if it worked. I follow you through my gReader.

  21. If I have the guts I want to attempt the Box of chocolates cake for my Sweetheart this Valentine’s Day!
    This is my back up plan if that fails. This looks delicious.

  22. Super cute!! I love it, I can’t wait. To make it for Valentines day dinner!!

  23. so cute!!! think i might just do this for valentines… great idea

  24. This big cookie looks so yummy !

  25. “WOW” (my mind when I saw the m&m writing)

  26. Oh sweet sweet sweet pink sugar! *Licks screen*

  27. soooooooooooooooo cute…. loved it :)

  28. You are truly an inspiration!

  29. OMG! Yummy!!!! and Beautiful!!!

  30. Love the lite brite effect you’ve created with the candies contrasted with the dark choco. Quite lovely, Bakerella!

  31. Sinful! But definitely worth every bite I’ll bet….LOL

  32. I don’t even think I like butterscotch, but that looks awesome!

  33. My hubby always wants a big cookie, like they sell at the grocery and they always look so blah and not so good, but this is a big cookie that I can get on board with! YUM!

  34. Completely inspiring – as usual!

  35. Let me guess…..Valentine’s Day is coming up?? It’s a beautiful-looking cookie!

  36. Hi! I want to make the cupcakes pop on Friday and I have a question- how can I make cream cheese frosting ?

    thank you/

  37. Nothing like a great big heart chock full of goodies to make someone happy on Valentines Day! I think I have one of those heart pans someplace….I used it years ago to make Martha Stewart’s strawberry tart…which is also a good idea for someone you love!

  38. oh! SUPER CUTE!!!!! Right Now I’m doing some swedish macaroons, heart shaped with a rasberry filling coated in white chocolate! They will be my Valentine present to my LOVELY friends! Thank U for such SWEET inspiration!

    Many Valentine Greetings from,
    Sofia – Bakfia

  39. how cute! what a great idea!

  40. Oh man. The way you arranged those M&M’s is so cool.

    If you pitched one of those cookies to Victoria’s Secret, I guarantee they’d pick it up.

  41. Looks delicious! I love the ‘LOVE’. The letters are so fun! And M&Ms are PERFECT with cookies!!! And the frosting is what I could just sit and eat all by itself! Mmmm!!!!!

  42. I love the way you did love out of M&M’s! That definitely takes a steady hand…

  43. Ooooo….YUMMY! Love that brown sugar and butterscotch! Looks fantabulous!!!

  44. It looks fantastic, I can think of three kiddos who would love to dig into it.

  45. oh yum… the pink candies on the dark chocolate are so pretty!

  46. Um…how bad is it that I want that for breakfast?! I shall be adding that to my list of things to make on Valentine’s Day. Looks beautiful with the pink candies too!

  47. Dear Munchin’ On M&M’s,
    I think my five year old would be very excited to help me make this. Do you think we could call it spelling and math for the day?
    Searching For Sweetness in NE

  48. Gorgeous! I have been thinking about what I will make for Valentine’s Day, and this just may be it! Thanks! <3

  49. Love how you put ganache on it – brilliant (that’s my word for today I think since it was all over my post sand I keep saying it!)

  50. I am definetly a fan of butterscotch chips! In-fact, just recently I made an enormous batch of oatmeal butterscotch cookies. So-o-o good!!! {If you use the Quacker recipe, triple it and add one extrememly ripe banana to the mix, right after adding the butter. The banana helps make the coookies moister).

    I have a question for you in regards to your last posting – the one about the football cupcakes. In it you had said that this time you had frosted the cupcakes one by one. How else is there to do them? I mean, when I did the three hundred cupcakes for my brothers wedding, I did them one, by one, by one …

    Next you need to try baking homemade fudge brownies in your heart shaped pan. When our “boys” were in school, I use to bake them in a round pizza pan, after baking added orange cream cheese/butter cream frosting and then via using M&M’s and candy corn, made them into Jack-O-Lanterns, one for each son’s classroom. I made sure that there were enough M&M’s and pieces of candy corn used so that each student in that class got one with their slice of brownie (pieces just got moved during cutting).

    So, your assignment is (o;-p) – use your heart shaped pan to bake home made fudge brownies in, and then top the cooled brownies with pink colored cream cheese/butter cream frosting.

    And if you want extra credit (o;-p!), also add chopped up dark chocolate M&M’s to the brownie batter (I used my kitchen shears to cut all of the dark chocolate M&M’s in at least half). Talk about maxed out yumminess!!! (I’m drooling here just remembering …)

    You know, I might just have to make some myself now ….

  51. I have a springform pan – considerably smaller than you’re using here – with a heart insert. Think I’ll do something like this, but make several smaller ones.

  52. Ohh I just want to hug you- that looks SO good! I made your cake balls and they are even more amazing than I thought! I took them to a lunch at work, and now I think I’m getting a raise:) Thank you!!

  53. This is so *cute*! I love it. The techno writing is so cool too. Valentines day is such a brilliant excuse to make gorgeous things like this! Well done! x

  54. Valentine baking is too much fun, Miss Bakerella! My family will love this. Thanks!

  55. Baking this is going to be the highlight of my weekend! Totally cute.

  56. YUMMY! And so cute. :)

  57. Omg, i just love it! I will be trying this its perfect for a lil gift for this weekend. i will be celebrating my 6th aniversary on Valentines, perfect way to tell him how much i love him…u ROCK!!!

  58. Love your pictures; always so wonderful!

    Just thought you’d like to know that it’s “how I love THEE,” not the. :-)

  59. you had me at butterscotch and brown sugar… yummmm.

  60. Awesome. My husband told me the other day that if we ever win the lottery, he’s getting me one of those movable filing systems for all my kitchen stuff… I am completely out of space!

  61. i wish i could move in with you!
    that looks delicious… i bet i even tastes even better

  62. Gorgeous!!!!

  63. Allrecipes has a giant chocolate chip cookie that I have made twice now: once in a pizza pan and once as two giant 9″ rounds (the biggest cookie whoopie pie). The only problem that it nearly overflowed my pizza pan, which makes a heart shaped pan probably too small. It looks so good though that I think I have to go for it!

  64. YUM YUM YUM!

  65. That looks awesome. Wish you were my valentine.

  66. That looks delish! Then again, anything with your ganache on it is so good. I could just eat a bowl of that and call it good.

  67. Butterscotch, mmmm. Those sound like better than sex cookies :) Do you have any food allergy dealings though? I love your website for inspiration, but my concauctions adapated from your recipes can be pretty interesting! Just wondering :)

  68. Oh yum!! My boyfriend LOVES cookie cakes, so I really need to make this pan. It’s so pretty too :)

  69. Love it! I love the colors and I would love it if I could taste it.

  70. Just found my valentines treat for my husband! Thanks!

  71. woooooooow am in loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ,, am soo gonna try making thissssssssss thankssssssss alottt for sharingggggggg

  72. I just sent this to my friend… I hope she gets the hint.

  73. that looks absolutly delicious!!!!

    you are great bakerella!

  74. I am swooning in appreciation for this amazing bit of wizardry!

  75. Thinking I will make this for my kiddos on Valentines Day! Thanks for the inspiration!

  76. *drool*. I’m so making this for Valentine’s Day. YUMMMMM!

  77. This looks good:) I was just wondering, does the cookie come out hard and crunchy or really soft and chewy?

  78. You kill me!! I love seeing all you come up with! And anything with pink I absolutely love!! I just wish I could reach through the computer and get a piece!! I may have to try this for the fam for Valentine’s! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  79. You had me at butterscotch chips!

  80. Mmmm wow this looks so good, its like a giant Millies Cookie that they do but better! The butterscotch chips look amazing, i wish they did those in england :( america gets all the good stuff hehe :P

  81. that looks absolutely yum. My favorite cookie in the world is a butterscotch cookie! thanks for sharing!

  82. One of the bes baking blogs I have ever seen! …. now if I could just learn how to bake. ;-)

  83. oh lordy that is adorable.
    you come up with the cutest things ever!

  84. All that pink is making my heart sing! I love it

  85. I love your blog you are an inspiration to me. So, I gave your blog an award. Thanks for the ideas!

  86. Mmmm….I love butterscotch too! This looks too good!
    How could you go wrong with a cookie, butterscotch and ganach. Plus the added bonus of the M&M’s. good gracious!

  87. OH MY…death by oversized cookie! YUMMY!!! I am always up for baking!

  88. Soo scrumptious! I really wish you were my Pastry Arts Chef in School. =)

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