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Ice Cream Sandies

All this week on Macheesmo I’m making cookies!  Be sure to check out the full list of cookie recipes on Macheesmo for even more cookie ideas.

As you’ll learn if you stick around for this full week, my definition of “cookie” is pretty broad.  I should’ve probably called it “Dessert-that-you-can-eat-with-your-hands week”, but that doesn’t have the same flair.

Some might be shocked to see an ice cream based recipe in December, but I’m just not one of those guys that only likes to eat ice cream when it’s warm outside.

In fact, I’m up for eating ice cream pretty much any time.  I could have hypothermia and be lost in the Canadian wilderness and probably still be up for a double scoop, or one of these Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches!

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Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Delicious homemade vanilla ice cream smashed between two homemade chocolate chip cookies. A perfect freezer snack!


Makes 48 small cookies.

8.5 ounces cake flour (2 cups minus 2 Tbsp.)
8.5 ounces bread flour (1 2/3 cups)
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces chocolate chips
Vanilla Ice Cream:
Makes about 1 quart.
1 cup milk
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
3/4 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
2 cups heavy cream
6 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Helpful Equipment

Hand mixerKitchenAidice cream makermixer.  You can also check out the printed version of this recipe for thorough instructions.

Instead of making 18 huge cookies though, I made about 48 smaller cookies.

The cookies are pretty straightforward.  Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.  Cream together butter and sugars.  Stir in eggs and extracts.  Then slowly mix in flour followed by chocolate chips.

At this point you can chill the dough for a few days, but I just baked them immediately on this day.  For the cookies you want to shoot for large tablespoon-sized cookies and should get 12 per baking sheet.

I recommend using parchment paper to make sure they don’t stick to the baking sheets.

cookies for Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pretty straightforward.

Bake these cookies for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.  They should be lightly browned around the edges and still a bit soft in the middle.

Let them cool completely.

Building the Sandwiches

The only trick to making these Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches is that I would recommend freezing the cookies quickly before actually making them.  I just stacked all of my cookies in a large casserole dish and then froze them for about an hour.  That will make them more firm and easier to work with.

freeze for Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chill these guys first.

A few tablespoons of ice cream smashed between two cookies is all you need for a really delicious dessert.

These are a bit of work, I won’t lie, but they make a bunch and keep perfectly so your work will pay dividends.  You could also take some shortcuts if you want like using store-bought ice cream.

close up of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

So good.

There’s a couple of things that I love about this treat. First, it combines my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe.  So yea.  These are good.

Second, I love that since you freeze these, they keep for a really long time!  This recipe makes about two dozen ice cream sandwiches and eating more than one at a time is a feat.  So they keep for a while and you’ll have easy access to a quick frozen dessert should the urge strike you.

Even though I made these Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches about a month ago, I’m still snacking on them and they are basically as good as they were on day one!

8 comments on “Ice Cream Sandies

  1. Why do I always make ice cream in the Winter? Maybe it’s a Colordo “thing”. Great minds think alike, I just made ice cream sandwiches and will blogging about them in the near future. Great step by step instrucitons by the way.

    1. Good question. I store mine in a tuppaware. If you wanted to keep them for longer than a month or so it would probably be a good idea to individually wrap them in plastic wrap.

  2. I just made homemade vanilla for gifts…and found my vanilla beans online. Google Beanilla, I am sure you will find it. Lots of choices, for a lot less money!

  3. Mmm… as someone who does live in the Canadian wilderness I can tell you that this still sounds pretty amazing to snack on- I’m thinking of these on a dark, cold evening with a Chai tea latte & a blanket & a book on the couch looking out at the blowing snow and wallowing in the opulence of enjoying some cold-weather ice cream…. see? Don’t you just want to live in -40 for a couple months now? It’s all about the wallowing.

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