These are pretty incredible, and they're really not difficult to make. Also, you don't have to make your own ice cream. You could use any store bought ice cream you like. And, truth be told, you don't really have to make cookies. You could buy your favorite kind. But for now, let's stick with these cookies. They are a very rich and indulgent chocolate cookie; when paired with the ice cream, they take you back to summer days when you were a kid and the ice cream truck rolled around. These are about a million times better than that though, and I just found out they're way cheaper. Apparently the ice cream truck charges $4 or $5 for an ice cream sandwich. Whaaa? Try these out. They're perfect on a hot summer day.
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe
Makes 8 sandwiches
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1 recipe chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
For the cookies:
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Melt butter in a saucepan and remove from heat. Whisk in the cocoa until fully incorporated and stir in the sugars until it looks like coarse sand. Add in the sour cream or yogurt (use what you have; I've used both at different times and they both work great) and vanilla. Add in the flour mixture and stir until combined. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon-fulls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until set. Let cool completely.
Meanwhile, let your ice cream thaw for about 10 minutes or until scoopable. Scoop it into a 9x13 pan and press it down into a single layer using plastic wrap. Place in the freezer until solid.
Once your ice cream is solid and your cookies have cooled, use a round cookie cutter to cut circles of ice cream that are slightly smaller than your cookies. Pair up your cookies according to size, place the ice cream round in between, and place in the freezer. Once solid, you can serve or place in a freezer bag for later.
Cookies barely adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod
Idea was all mine