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Cinnamon-Shortbread Icebox Cookie Stacks

Back in the early days of BoB, I shared the always-popular classic Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake. If you aren’t familiar with it, the idea is quite a simple one. Cookies are layered with sweetened whipped cream, refrigerated, and then quickly devoured.

Recently, Duchy Originals sent me some of their shortbreads to try. I quickly decided that they were so good that I wanted to use them in a way that would let you enjoy their flavor. That’s when I remembered that icebox cake and knew exactly what I wanted to make.

Cinnamon-Shortbread Icebox Cookie Stacks | Bake or Break

The crispness and crunchiness of the shortbread make them a perfect candidate for this type of icebox dessert. As the assembled cookie stacks chill overnight, the cookies get all soft and chewy.

The shortbread and whipped cream are just lovely without anything extra. But, I couldn’t resist topping the stacks with one of my favorite things – Glazed Pecans.

These cookie stacks are such a simple, quick dessert. The only labor involved is making whipped cream and assembling the stacks. You can have these put together and chilling in short order. The toughest part will be waiting for them to chill so you can enjoy eating them!

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Cinnamon-Shortbread Icebox Cookie Stacks

Yield 4 cookie stacks
Prep Time 15 minutes

These shortbread cookie stacks are an easy sweet treat for whenever you need an effortless dessert!

Cinnamon-Shortbread Icebox Cookie Stacks


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon*
  • 16 Duchy Originals Highland All Butter Shortbread
  • glazed pecans, for garnish


  1. Place cream in a large, cold mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, beat at medium-high speed until the cream begins to thicken.
  2. Sprinkle sugar over the cream. Whisk until combined. Add cinnamon.
  3. Continue beating until you can lift the whisk out of the whipped cream and a peak that curves downward forms in the cream. This should take 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Place 4 cookies on individual serving plates or side by side on a platter. Top each with about 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of whipped cream, spreading just up to the edge. Place another cookie on top of the whipped cream, pressing down gently. Repeat until a fourth cookie is placed on each stack.
  5. Refrigerate cookies overnight. Place remaining whipped cream in a container, seal, and refrigerate.
  6. Before serving, place a dollop of whipped cream on top of each cookie stack. Garnish, if desired, with glazed pecans.


*Feel free to adjust this to your taste for cinnamon.

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Duchy Originals is going to send one Bake or Break reader a box of each of their four shortbread and biscuit varieties – Highland All Butter Shortbread, Lemon All Butter Shortbread, Original Oaten Biscuits, and Stem Ginger All Butter Shortbread. They’re a great sweet treat, or they can easily be used in your baking. Perhaps a cookie crust?

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    12 Comments on “Cinnamon-Shortbread Icebox Cookie Stacks”

  1. Shortbread is absolutely one of my favorite cookies! Hands down! I would love to try these, they look lovely!

  2. I love shortbread! Great giveaway!

  3. If I could keep from eating the cookies before using, I’d crush them to make a crunchy crust for a pie!

  4. Aren’t they pretty? They look so delicate and utterly delicious. I too adore shortbread. I have honestly eaten a whole batch of shortbread within 24 hours. It’s one of those things I have to force myself to give away because I can so easily just eat the lot. Nothing’s better with a hot cup of tea!

  5. I’d eat them straight out the box.

  6. I think you should garnish with strawberry in the summer

  7. With strawberries, marscapone and whipped cream!

  8. I would totally find someway to combine this shortbread and a cupcake 🙂

  9. I would use these to make a cheesecake crust. Or just eat them. Whichever.

  10. The only thing better than one cookie is layer after layer of cookies! These sound awesome!

  11. I would dip half in chocolate and add sprinkles!
    Thank you!

  12. These would be great to bake to have in the afternoon with my coffee. I’d also love to make the recipe you presented.

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