Monday, June 27, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwiches

I had been wanting to make ice cream sandwiches but was a bit ambivalent about it because I really wanted a soft cookie.  All the recipes I had tried in the past were a crisp cookie.  The bad part about eating an ice cream sandwich with a crisp cookie is that when you bite it, it kind of oozes out all over.  I had heard that adding more sugar to a recipe will make it softer.  That was how I approached these cookies.  Certainly if you want it crispy I recommend not adding the extra sugar (take away a 1/4 of a cup). 

Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder ( I will add more next time)
1/4 teaspoon salt

Line a 10 x 15 baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with non stick cooking spray.

Whisk together the melted butter and sugar.  Whisk in egg and vanilla extract.  Combine dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, and salt.  Add to butter mixture.   Whisk until incorporated.  Spread evenly over parchment paper.

Remove from oven after about 10 to 12 minutes.  Score immediately.  I used a pizza cutter which worked very well.  Let cool.  Remove from parchment and place the squared up ice cream on top of cookies.

I used a store bought ice cream.  I have way too much quilting/creating to do to make ice cream at this moment.  Yes, notice there is a scoop missing.  It still worked.  I made about half the sandwiches and had to slip the ice cream back in the freezer because it was softening rapidly.  If you have two people helping and have the sandwich halves all lined up and ready you should be fine.
There were more but they were eaten up pretty quickly.

9 comments:

kat said...

Funny the reason I've disliked ice cream sandwiches in the past is because of the soft cookie but, I've never thought of the ooze factor, that makes total sense!

kat said...

Funny the reason I've disliked ice cream sandwiches in the past is because of the soft cookie but, I've never thought of the ooze factor, that makes total sense!

Jennifurla said...

adorable indvidually wrapped like that.

gina said...

Those look so wonderful! How long did you bake the cookie for. Did you slice them into squares hot or score them first? How did the cutting part happen? Thanks!

Lori said...

Gina- I updated my post. Thanks for asking. I needed to be more concise there.

vanillasugar said...

lori this is so cute. i wonder if i could get to the point of wrapping them in paper. no. i would just stack em on a plate in the freezer and remove one every 10 minutes. lol

Biren said...

These look really good and perfect for this time of the year!

Robin Sue said...

Oh a soft ice cream sandwich. Yum. When my Ma made them they were crisp, which I did like for a change, but you are right about the oozing (that's why Dad wanted his open-face). But my oldest son wanted a more traditional soft kind. I will have to try these! I like the way you have them wrapped too!

@vanillasugar is so funny!!

Three-Cookies said...

I've never made ice cream sandwiches even though its simple! This inspires me to make and store in the refrigerator

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