Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake

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Martha Stewart Cookie Icebox CakeWhat in the world possessed me to make this completely over-the-top, so rich and sweet you can’t even finish your piece dessert? It’s Martha’s fault, that’s for sure. A simple online search for chocolate chip cakes led me to a Martha Stewart recipe called Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake.

Who wouldn’t be tempted to try this recipe?

I had offered to bring dessert to a family dinner last night and I wanted to make something easy that would please all of the chocolate lovers in the family. Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake looked easy enough and sounded delicious – cookies layered with whipped cream and mascarpone cheese… hello! So I decided to go for it.

All I can say is that this recipe makes a great presentation, but it is definitely over-the-top. Way, way over.  “Hmmm… this does seem a little crazy,” I thought, as I layered five dozen cookies with 4 cups of whipped cream and 8 ounces of mascarpone.

Yes, that’s right. Five dozen cookies. Don’t even try to count the calories. And don’t even try to cut this cake.

Trying to cut the cakeOkay, well, we did try to cut it. With the biggest carving knife in the drawer. And it almost worked, but in the end we just used a spatula and served it layer by layer.

And because this “cake” wasn’t quite rich enough, I decided to serve it with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Yes, this was a serious dessert for serious dessert eaters. Like my cousin, Kjell, who was completely up for the task at hand.

_DSC1554In the end, all 14 of us only managed to eat about half the cake. Fortunately my cousin, Shaun, happily agreed to take the leftovers home, because I was NOT bringing those whipped cream laden cookies back to my house. No way. No how.

I am not sure that I will never make this cake again, but I must say it was a fun novelty dessert to try once and everyone really enjoyed eating it.

Empty plateIn case you want to try it out for yourself, here is a link to Martha Stewart’s recipe:

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Box Cake.

 

4 comments

  1. Jeannie says:

    Yes, you’re right! The Martha recipe really isn’t sweet enough without the chocolate sauce AND ice cream!! Hmmm….. I think I’ll “deconstruct” this for a bookclub dessert some time.

  2. Jim Oswald says:

    How decadent! A good cc cookie doesn’t need embellishment. Just give me a jar-full, and I’ll see that they get eaten.

    PS – nice photo!

    • MaryMiller says:

      Dad – sorry you guys couldn’t make it over for the party. I know you would have enjoyed it and we could have used another “cookie monster” to help us eat that “cake”!

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