Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
What kind of cookies? Pizzelles would be great if I could find chocolate.
My mom made this as well? She would line up the cookies on a row like a log. Then cut it at a diagonal . It is really pretty cut that way.
I haven't made this is such a long time. My mother always made it for dessert when she had dinner parties in the 60s. I couldn't wait to dig into the leftovers the next day. It's ridiculous how delicious it is for something so simple to make.
This was the first "cake" my mother taught me to make when I was in 5th or 6th grade - I was SO proud of my accomplishment when my grandparents
Amazing and cheap! Tou can find the wafers at Walmart. Only problem I had was finding a box with wafers in tact, most were broken.
I used the Dare Chocolate thins as I could not find the wafers and it turned out great! They are much easier to find!
My mom made this cake for years because it was inexpensive, and yet still a luxury back in the 60s and 70s. We didn't make stacks, however. She just had me put whipped cream on each cookie and sandwich them on end until a long cake was formed. Refrigerating it is an important step for the wafers to absorb the moisture. I have found the wafers in my small town on the top shelf of the cookie aisle. Best cake ever, especially if you have a little one involved in making it. They will believe they are the king/queen of cakes. :)
This is a great recipe! It's easy to make, has a nice presentation, appeals to a broad range of tastes and will compliment a variety of meals. You just can't go wrong with this one!
They are also around the Vanilla Wafers, usually on the top shelf of the market.