Friday, August 31, 2012

Recipes: Edna's Chocolate Cookies Icebox Cake

Another recipe of Edna's (I believe.) She seems to have been a big fan of icebox tortes. They were probably appealing in that they were fairly simple to make and could be prepared a day ahead, leaving more time on the day of a party or event to make all of the other complicated, labor-intensive recipes that dominated in the days before "modern conveniences."

Chocolate Cookie Icebox Cake

36 oblong chocolate cookies*
4 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 package of whipped cream
1 pkg. Knox gelatin

Dissolve gelatin in 1/3c. cold water for 10 mins. Add 1/3c. hot water. Beat eggs until light, add sugar and beat, then whipped cream and cool gelatin. Arrange layer of cookies in pan - spread with mixture, then another layer of cookies and mixture, finishing with cookies. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 12 people.

*Not quite sure what "chocolate oblong cookies" refer to. Possibly those inexpensive chocolate sandwich cookies that come prepackaged at the grocery store?

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