Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Box Cake - Recipe

Ever thought to make a cake out of your favorite chocolate chip cookies?

Check this out....
chocolate chip cookie recipe

My inspiration...
at Martha Stewart

Isn't it awesome??
When I saw this, I knew I HAD to make one for myself.  With a fun little twist that is.

This was SOOOO simple to put together.  So whip up some of your favorite, chewy chocolate chip cookies and let's get to work!
Directions are included at Martha Stewart's site HERE...
I'm adding my version below.

- About 9 dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies (I added some Smarties/M&M's to mine for more color)
- 4 Cups Heavy (Whipping) Cream
- 8oz Mascarpone Cheese
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- Food Coloring
- Sprinkles/Chocolate Shavings/Candy for Garnish

1) Whip 3 cups of heavy cream with the mascarpone cheese and 2 tbsp of sugar until you get peaks.

2)  Lay cookies down on a large plate or platter to form your first layer.  I used 9 cookies per layer, as shown below.

3)  I scooped out 1 cup of my whipped cream mixture into a separate bowl for each layer, and tinted it with food coloring.  For the first layer, I tried to get a light purple.. as you see in the image above.  Be careful not to over whip your cream with the food coloring.  I tried folding the color in so not to lose the consistency of the whipped cream.

Spread the tinted whip cream over your cookie layer.  I found it worked best to spoon the cream onto each cookie on the outside layer and spread it towards the center, so that the colored cream left a nice presentation on the outside of the cookie cake.

4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have about 9 layers of cookies (ending with a layer of cookies).  I tinted each layer of whip cream to make a rainbow... purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and white.  Afterwards, I had wished I started with a pink layer of whip cream then went to purple so I didn't end with white... but I was still happy with the results.


And here it is all layered ...

5)  Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

6)  To serve, whip up the last cup of cream (I added a little sugar to mine).  Pile the whipped cream on top, and add the garnish of your choice.

.... ready for it??

ice box cake

 We used it to celebrate three little summer birthday girls.

whip cream

And after it was attacked with the knife...

Yeah, one GIANT chocolate chip cookie... basically.

After letting it sit in the fridge with the whip cream layers, the cookies soften up to where you can cut it like a cake.



  1. Love all the colors! What a cheerful, happy & unexpected treat! Is it easy to cut in to?

  2. Now that is something different! Love all the colors!

  3. Love Martha and all the great ideas she and her staff come up with, but my hips and tummy and thighs are starting to complain!

    Such a fun 'cake'!

  4. Oh wow -- that looks so fun and delicious! I make birthday "cakes" out of cookie dough for my husband - but it's just one big round cookie. Never thought of stacking them up like that -- my daughter would probably love it!

  5. That is AWESOME! I think your Cookie Cake looks wayyyy better than Martha's! :-) That is pretty awesome. You totally need to submit this to 24/7 Moms - she is doing a birthday thing right now and I bet she would love to feature you!

  6. Ok, I think I just dies and went to Heaven! haha Chocolate chip cookies are my FAVORITE! LOVE THIS!

  7. This is AWESOME!! I'm usually the one who brings the chocolate chip cookies to parties.....this would be such a fun change of pace. I'm going to post a link to this on my blog if it's okay with you! Thanks!!

  8. Wow, so rich and beautiful! Love your colorful version:)

  9. That looks so gooooood *___* I have to make that for my little brother's 2nd birthday!

  10. Uhhh... yes please!!! I need to have this asap :D I'm totally going to save this idea!

  11. Love it!! Thanks for your continual creative dessert inspiration!!

    {Sweet Treats Thursday} thu-sun

  12. Whew! That is quite the cookie cake! How yummy looking and just perfect for those sweet birthday girls. I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day :)

  13. I am going to make this for DD's birthday. She doesn't like cake, and this would be fun. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Holy cow that is genius! I am new follower from Tasty Tuesday and can not wait to recreate this... not sure the occasion but I will have to come up with something!

  15. HOW CREATIVE!!! This recipe looks really good! It would be great if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes.
    I hope to see you there!

  16. What a fantastic idea! I was thinking about an ice cream cake for my little one’s birthday party next month and this would be a fantastic alternative! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Oh my goodness...this looks amazing! Great job!
    (visiting from Someday Crafts)

  18. Yum! Cool idea! Perfect for a cookie lover!

  19. oh my love it cake and cookie in the same way come see me at

  20. This may be my favorite cake EVER!!! AND it's just in time for my birthday!!! (Birthday calories don't count! LOL) Thanks so much!!!

  21. I am in love. This is such a good idea!

  22. Oh my word! That is the most amazing cake EVER!! Can I come round and have some? Please?!?!?!?

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  23. Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness! I love it! Visiting from ginger follower! :)


  24. oh my gosh, how fun and fabulous! i will always choose chocolate chip cookies even with the fanciest desserts around. i love this choice!

  25. How unique is this?! LOVE IT!

    Visiting from-

  26. Oh my goshhhh this is AWESOME!
    I want to make this ASAP
    please stop by and say hi.

  27. Amazing! We are so making this! Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse!

  28. Y-U-M! We own a bakery, so I had to share this on the bakery's FB page - what a great idea and alternative to cake!

  29. I love all the color! That looks delicious!

  30. You had me @ chocolate! Seriously unique twist on old traditional fav! Can't wait to try it!

  31. That is so cool, I am totally making one of these!

  32. OH MY GOSH! YUM! I like yours much better than Martha's. It looks wonderful. How fun!

  33. This looks super fun! So coloful... love it!

  34. Yumm! What a fun twist to a birthday cake!

  35. This looks really good, I will have to make it for my next birthday.

  36. I am a follower! I would love it if you would stop by and become my newest follower back!

    Have a great day!

  37. Oh my gosh! What a cake.........cookie... cake... which ever it is... oh my!

  38. OMG!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! SO perfect for our cookie/cake loving family!!

    We host a linky party “Help a Momma Out” every Tuesday. Would love it if you linked up :) Thanks for sharing!


  39. So amazing! We are going to make this for our next party! SO FUN! Thanks for sharing at Trendy Treehouse! You have been featured.

  40. Rachel, this looks SOOOO yummy!! I want some!! I just featured you on my blog today. Here is the link:

    Thanks for inspiring!!

  41. Featured this lovely idea today in my 'Walk Around Blog Land.'

  42. Thanks for linking up to Market Yourself Monday! I'll be featuring this on Saturday on my blog.


  43. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

  44. That looks amazingly good! I featured you this week on It's Playtime: Party Time!. Thanks for playing with us!

  45. That is the coolest thing ever!!! It put a big smile on my face just looking at it so I can imagine how happy people must be eating it. Thanks for linking it up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  46. Oh my WOWWWWWW! This is amazing. Pinning this on pinterest. Thanks for sharing it!!!!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  47. um yum. my mouth is watering. i love all the colors! thanks for sharing!

  48. Such a cute birthday cake idea! Thanks for sharing.

  49. Im loving this idea! My daughter is a sweet-a-holic and for her birthday we must have all kinds of cakes so this would be awesome for her FAMILY birthday party ♥ I love this!!

  50. Im loving this idea! My daughter is a sweet-a-holic and for her birthday we must have all kinds of cakes so this would be awesome for her FAMILY birthday party ♥ I love this!!

  51. Anda Lakukan Sebuah Job Mengesankan Dan kami Seluruh Masyarakat Akan.
    sbo bet


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