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Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

The cake starts out sturdy but softens overnight in the fridge. At that point, it can be sliced into pieces like a traditional cake.

  • prep: 50 mins
  • servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cold heavy cream
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whiskey (optional)
  • 8 dozen cookies from Chocolate Chip Cookie Base (2 1/4 inches, baked until crisp)
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Whisk 3 cups cream and the mascarpone in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar and whiskey. Whisk until medium-stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use (or up to 3 hours).

  2. Step 2

    Arrange 9 cookies in a circle (with cookies touching) on a cake stand or a plate. Place 2 cookies in center. Carefully spread 1 cup cream mixture evenly over cookies, leaving a slight border. Repeat to form 7 more layers, ending with cookies (you'll have a few cookies left over). Refrigerate, lightly draped with plastic wrap, overnight.

  3. Step 3

    Whisk remaining cup cream until soft peaks form. Spread over top of cake just before serving. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July 2011

Reviews (10)

  • 19 Apr, 2014

    Fantastic! Impressive presentation! Very easy to make. My daughter and had a great time making this for Easter. Surprisingly light!

  • 18 Apr, 2014

    Decadent!
    A great make-ahead dessert. Makes a great presentation and so good. This is a "keeper".

  • 8 Oct, 2013

    This was amazing. My husband said he wanted a birthday cake that tasted like chocolate chip cookie dough, and this fit the bill.

  • 12 Jul, 2013

    Delicious and a total crowd pleaser. I also recommend that you bake the cookies yourself. I bought two giant tubs of cookie dough from Costco and used that. Everyone loved it.

  • 2 Mar, 2013

    narges nouh

  • 22 Jul, 2012

    Made this cake twice, once for a birthday and then for a graduation party. It was a big hit both times! In fact, people actually wanted to lick the platter at the grad party when it was all gone!!

    I would recommend making the cookies (made mine from a box) rather than buying ready-made cookies. The ready-made cookies didn't get as soft as the cookies I baked.

  • 11 Jul, 2012

    Detta borde jag prova!!

  • 18 May, 2012

    I have made this cake many times. In fact it is my "go to" special dessert. It is always impressive and a hit when I make it. In fact, I am making now. Family and friends are always requesting it!

  • 5 Dec, 2011

    Made this cake and it turned out fabulous. It is now the requested cake for birthdays and other special occasions. Easy to make with a huge payoff!

  • 10 Sep, 2011

    This cake turned out very very well. It was a big hit with the kids and adults alike. Delicious!