Cookie Cake

I am sitting on my son’s blue bean bag on the floor of my living room floor typing up this post while my son is sitting on one end of the couch watching The Jetsons Movie (Netflix is a wonderful thing.) and my daughter is sprawled out on the other side sleeping.  The reason why I have to sit on the floor is because my living room is big enough to hold a 3 person sofa, too bad there are 4 people living in this house. Anyhow, that has nothing to do with what I’m about to show you.  I just thought I would share that random information with you, that I have a small living room.

Let’s move on to the important stuff, cookie cake.

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This light and summery cake is easy to make. It reminds me of tiramisu because of the mascarpone cream in the middle of each cookie layer.  Trust me, this is one cake that you will want to make.

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First, I took about 8 dozen (yes, you read that right, e-i-g-h-t) of my homemade Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.   The original recipe calls for Chocolate Chip, but I’m a rebel.

You can use your favorite cookie recipe or store bought cookies.  I haven’t tried this recipe with store bought cookies, but if you do try store bought cookies make sure they are not “chewy” cookies.

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Then, I whipped together 8 oz. of mascarpone cheese, 3 cups of heavy whipping cream, 2 tbls. of sugar and 1 tsp. of vanilla into a heavenly cream.

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Take about 9 or 10 of the cookies and place them on a platter or cake stand and spread out a cup of Mascarpone cream on the cookies.

I opted for this pretty pink platter since I only have on cake stand, which I have photographed on this blog more than once.  Yes, I need more cake stands, preferably pretty and non-clear glass cake stands.

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Continue to layer the cookies and cream until you can go no more (about 5 to 6 layers).  I made 2 smaller cakes and even had some cookies left over.

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I finished off the cake with cocoa powder, but you can also finish it off with chocolate shavings.

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Cookie Cake

adapted from: martha stewart living magazine

Ingredients:

3 cups heavy whipping cream
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
roughly about 8 dozen chocolate chocolate chip cookies (or your favorite cookie) baked until crisp
cocoa powder for garnish

Directions:

Whisk together 3 cups cream, mascarpone, sugar and vanilla in a chilled bowl until medium-stiff peaks form.

Arrange 9 to 10 cookies in a circle and carefully spread 1 cup of mascarpone cream over the cookies, leaving a little border.

Repeat to form 6 to 7 more layers, finishing with the cream. Top with sifted cocoa powder for garnish.

Lightly drape plastic wrap over the top and place in the refrigerator for a couple hours to allow the cookies to soften and serve.

One Response to “Cookie Cake”

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    Leslie — August 8, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    Wow! This looks so delicious and not even too difficult. I love the final look of your “cake.”

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