4 cups heavy cream
3 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vanilla
1 & 1/2 packages Nabisco chocolate wafer cookies (or Oreos)
Combine the cream, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip until soft peaks form. Do not overmix. Place a cookie in the center of a plate that is at least 9 inches in diameter. Arrange 6 cookies around the center one, formng a circle. Spread about 3/4 cup of the cream mixture onto the cookies. Repeat layers, ending with the whipped cream. Garnish if desired with chocolate shavings, nuts, cocoa, etc. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours.