Ice box cookie cake recipe (1953)

Vintage ice box cookie cake recipe from 1953-001

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Yippee! A new grand dessert

Ice box cookie cake — so speedy-easy with Jell-O puddings and pie fillings and Nabisco’s new Cocoanut Bars!

Ice box cookie cake recipe


1 package Jell-O chocolate pudding & pie filling
1 envelope (1 tablespoon) plain gelatin
1-3/4 cup cold water
1 pint chocolate ice cream
38 Nabisco cocoanut [coconut] bars (snack size), about 1/2 box


Combine pudding mix, gelatin and cold water. Cook according to package directions. Cool about 5 minutes. Stir once or twice. Then add ice cream. Stir until melted.

Arrange six cookies in the bottom of a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Pour 1/3 of the pudding over the cookies. Then place 12 cookies on the top of pudding and four cookies against both long sides of pan.

Continue layering pudding and cookies, making 3 layers of each. Chill until firm (at least one hour).

To unmold, draw a knife around sides of pan, turn cake onto serving plate. Garnish with whipped cream. Makes 8 servings.

Vintage ice box cookie cake recipe from 1953

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