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Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

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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:
  • Servings: 10
  • Yield: Makes one 9-inch cake

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2011

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

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  • Evan N Myranda Bryan
    25 JAN, 2015
    The cake tastes amazing! The only thing I have to say negative is that mine did not look pretty at all! The cookie base she provides makes really flat cookies. So assembling the cake is not hard, but it doesn't come out looking very pretty....
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  • Erin 1030
    19 JUL, 2014
    Anybody make this is in a rectangle shape? I want to make this for my daughters birthday but I need to feed 20 people. Just wonder if like a 9x13 will hold up in the fridge without tipping over.
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  • SarahGator
    19 JUL, 2014
    I made this cake for my sister-in-law's birthday a few months ago. It was delicious and beautiful! When you slice it the layers look so fancy. Everyone was impressed with the details and it tasted amazing. My only comment is that the whipped cream on top is not necessary. After baking so many cookies ou really don't need to add an extra step. Just use the marscapone mixture on the top.
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  • BlueEyedDoc
    19 APR, 2014
    Fantastic! Impressive presentation! Very easy to make. My daughter and had a great time making this for Easter. Surprisingly light!
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  • ElaineNYnFL
    18 APR, 2014
    Decadent! A great make-ahead dessert. Makes a great presentation and so good. This is a "keeper".
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  • kvnsgrl
    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.
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  • Love_Z
    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.
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  • Narges Nouh
    2 MAR, 2013
    narges nouh
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  • gensquared
    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.
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  • Ingela L e nberg 1
    11 JUL, 2012
    Detta borde jag prova!!
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