Chocolate Christmas Log (Cookie Cake)

Total Time
13hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 13 hrs

This is a Christmas tradition in my family. We often have to make more than one and somehow ingredients tend to go missing in action. It is so easy, kids love to help (which explains the missing ingredients). To make cookie cake, double the recipe and place the cookies and cream in layers in a springform pan (topping with a layer of whipped cream). After refrigerating at least overnight, remove sides of pan and apply more whipped cream as icing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 226.79 g package chocolate wafer cookies
  • 473.18 ml whipping cream
  • sugar
  • chocolate shavings, for decoration
  • 78.07 ml no-sugar-added peanut butter (optional)


  1. Whip 1 1/2 c of cream add sugar to taste (1/4- 1/2 cup).
  2. Put a teaspoonful of sweetened whipped cream on a cookie, top with another cookie.
  3. Add another teaspoonful and another cookie.
  4. Repeat.
  5. Place on one end of a flat rectanglar serving dish (or plate), with the cookies vertical.
  6. Put a teaspoonful of cream on a cookie and add it to the end.
  7. Repeat until all the cookies and cream are used in a log shape.
  8. Coat with remaining cream and cover lightly in plastic wrap.
  9. Refrigerate at least overnight.
  10. When ready to serve, whip remaining cream and sweeten.
  11. Recoat the log with the whipped cream and decorate with chocolate shavings.
  12. To serve, cut on the diagonal.
  13. For darker frosting color, add 1/3 cup unsweetened peanut butter to whipped cream mixture.


Most Helpful

This is a delicious and impressive dessert. Easy too. I have a slightly different version, which calls for spreading raspberry jam on the other side of each wafer before stacking. It's a little messy assembling, but that's not really a problem. :) Your guest will think you spent hours on this. I've had this recipe for so long, I don't recall exactly where I found it, but it may have been off the wafer package. In any case, you simply *must* give this a try. Thanks for posting Pixie. :)

Diana #2 December 08, 2009

This was a tradition in my husband's family, and I married into it. Always served at Thanksgiving and Christmas. At least it's quick and easy. Always make the night before and chill in the fridge until serving time. We call it "Cookie Cake" but we just double the recipe and make two logs alongside each other. We don't try to fit it into a cake tin. Last Xmas I didn't serve cookie cake and made a cookie dessert tray instead. There were mild objections, but honestly, I didn't have the fridge space for the cake!!! LOL. Usually we let the kids make this. (It's their "job".) The first time I had cookie cake, I was amazed at just how soft the cookies get from sitting in the whipped cream. They just melt in your mouth. Definitely comfort food. My husband says that sometimes instead of using the cookie wafers, they'd make brownie cake by baking a brownie mix in a jelly roll pan (very thin) slicing those up and using in place of the cookies. Dunno. Sounds to me like more trouble than its worth. The cookie wafers work fantastically.

MathMom.calif July 20, 2007

Pixie this has been a Christmas tradition in our family too. My mum made this every Christmas then I took over the tradition. The only difference is we dip the biscuits (cookies) quickly in brandy or sherry and we decorate with fresh strawberries. I also run the tines of a fork along the log, and mark a spiral at each end to make it look more like a log. At times when we need it to serve more I make a small branch coming diagonally off it. I was just about to post this but searched Zaar first, you saved me the trouble. Thanks Pixie this has been a tradition in our family for well over forty years.

Ninna June 29, 2006

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