Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice cream! Have you ever heard the original song created in 1925? I just recently listened to it on YouTube. It is quite a catchy tune. One day, I will take the time to intently listen to all of the words in the song, but for now, I like this catchy phrase. And guess what I enjoy more than this song? Ice cream. I am guessing you might too. Yes! The creamy sweet texture of the cold ice cream hitting my tongue always makes me melt inside. Every time I have a cone, or cup or heaping bowl, I feel like a child all over again. I hope you do too.

I am quite nostalgic and my childhood was filled with good times. Fortunately, I am creating more good times as an adult. I am looking forward to having kids someday to see the joy that ice cream brings to them too. I decided to pair one of my homemade chocolate chip cookie recipes with a heaping scoop of store bought vanilla ice cream to make this Cookie Ice cream Sandwich. I used vanilla because I like vanilla and it made for better optics. Next time, I will have my absolute favorite ice cream, which is pistachio. 

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: Dessert, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

9

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

  • For the Ice Cream:
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

Directions

  • To Make the Cookies:
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Next, in a large bowl, mix together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and eggs.
  • Next, add the flour mixture and mix well. Add the chocolate chips.
  • Use a tablespoon to drop the batter on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before moving to a plate or cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To Make the Ice Cream Sandwiches:
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of ice cream between 2 cookies. Use an offset spatula or knife to smooth out the sides. Enjoy!

If you are like me, any flavor will do. Chocolate, Strawberry, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Chip, Black Cherry, the flavors are endless. There are so many in which to choose. Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors, but if I write long enough, I can exceed that number and I know you will too. 

I discovered Cookie-monster ice cream about a decade ago at my cousin’s birthday party and have been hooked ever since. I allot myself this flavor only once or twice a year. It is a beautiful blue color and loaded with crushed Oreos and chocolate chip cookie pieces. It is just sinful. You’ve been warned.  

I like merging the chocolate chip cookie, top and bottom and filling the inside with the ice cream. I then placed the cookie sandwich in a freezer bag and placed it in the freezer to let it harden for almost an hour to get firm. This is completely optional A chocolate chip cookie is one of the easiest cookies you can make.  You can use this recipe or your grandma’s version. 

I believe we all have the essential baking ingredients for making the cookie.  I tend to keep butter, eggs and sugar handy at all times because I curtail my grocery store trips as much as possible. It saves me time, money and added calories. I say added calories because I can be quite impulsive in the supermarket. Everything looks good, especially all of the many ice cream flavors and cookies begging me to take them home with me. Sometimes, I don’t trust myself to not cave. You may have grocery store control and kudos to you if you do. I am now fully aware when I go down the ice cream aisle, all I hear in my head is: I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for Ice cream! Enjoy!

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