Cookie Icebox Cake

We’re sending summer off in style with this epic Cookie Icebox Cake!

Cookie Icebox Cake from (@whatsgabycookin)Cookie Icebox Cake from (@whatsgabycookin)

I’ve posted an icebox cake before here on WGC because it’s very near and dear to my heart. My best friend Emily used to get one of these every year for her birthday. It was without a doubt one of my most favorite days of the year because 1: she’s my bestie and 2: who doesnt love to get a sweet treat as a kid. Her mom still make them for them to this day but finding those chocolate wafer cookies that we used to use is a total pain in the butt these days. I’m not even sure the last time I found them at the regular grocery store – I always have to order them.

But…. enter Tate’s which is legit sold pretty much everywhere! It truly takes this icebox cake up to another level and I am OBSESSED. Make it. Do yourself a favor and don’t be alone with this super easy to make and easier to eat deliciousness. I speak from experience when I tell you… it doesn’t end well.

And if you need a few more summer dessert recipes… I’ve got ya covered:

Cookie Icebox Cake


If you’ve never made a Cookie Icebox Cake, this is your moment! No baking, uber delicious and perfect for summer parties.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 0 mins

Total Time 15 mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 bags Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (just eat any cookies that might be broken and keep the whole ones for the cake)

For Garnish:

  • Store bought chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • In a large stand mixer, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla on high until soft peaks form.

  • On a flat serving plate, spread a thin layer of whipped cream to hold the bottom layer of cookies in place. Arrange 7 cookies side by side in a circle, keeping 1 cookie in the center.

  • Spread about 2/3 cup whipped cream on top of the bottom cookie layer, making a 7-inch circle. Repeat with remaining cookies and cream, making 11 or 12 layers of cookies and ending with a layer of cream (there will be a few cookies left over – you should just eat them). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  • Drizzle with chocolate sauce, and / or chocolate shavings before serving.

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