Cookie Icebox Cake

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We're celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie day in style with this epic Cookie Icebox Cake!

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

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 11 votes
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 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people


  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4-6 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 7-7 cookies side by side in a circle, keeping 1 cookie in the center.
  • Spread about ⅔ cup whipped cream on top of the bottom cookie layer, making a 7-inch circle. Repeat with remaining cookies and cream, making 5-7 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.


Be sure and use crispy cookies in this type of recipe - they will soak up excess liquid from the other ingredients and soften into a delicious cake layer.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1181kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1204IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. Would this work using Tates Gluten Free cookies? I have one family member who is gluten free. Desserts are always challenging for family gatherings. This looks so delicious and easy to make.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi- I am going to make this cake over Labor Day Weekend, I have a quick question? You state in the recipe 10-12 layers of cookies but the picture looks more 5 or 6 layers all together. I am probably reading it wrong. Thanks

  3. 5 stars
    Oh Em Geeeee. Making this as a birthday cake this weekend!!! Trader Joes has an amazing crispy thin choc chip cookie as well, I think pretty comparable to Tates. They also have a crispy ginger cookie with actual pieces of crystalized ginger that is insane and makes an amazing base for pies vs a graham cracker base. I used it for a key lime pie and it was delish.

  4. 5 stars
    Lol “you should just eat them”
    I buy Tate’s cookies all the time at the grocery store. They are amazing
    Will try this recipe

    1. they wouldn't soak up the whipped cream as easily but yes!! might just want to let it sit another few hours so the cookies become soft and slice-able

5 from 11 votes (5 ratings without comment)

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