Before I got my ice cream maker, my go-to dessert was cookie cakes. They are super-easy to make. You buy a bag of pre-made cake mix, add an egg, cook the whole thing on a pizza tray, and then decorate!
So, when I started making ice cream I wasn’t quite ready to give up on the cookies yet. Especially when cookies and ice cream go so well together in the form of ice cream sandwiches.
Since this was a many-step project, I went with an easy ice cream, the vanilla in the instruction booklet that came with the ice cream maker.
Vanilla Ice Cream
From Cuisinart recipe book
Makes 1.25 quarts
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Whisk together milk and sugar
2. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla
The cookies I made are the winning cookies from my favorite, if infrequently updated, food blog, Omnomicon’s recipe contest.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes approximately a zillion cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flower
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
4 oz hershey bar
Optional: 1 cup walnuts
1. Pre-heat oven to 375.
2. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
3. Cream the butter and sugar.
4. Add eggs and vanilla and beat.
5. Grind up the oatmeal.
6. Grind up the hershey bar.
7. Add sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and ground oatmeal to wet mixture. Mix.
8. Add hershey bar, chocolate chips, and nuts. Mix.
9. Put tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough on cookie sheet.
10. Bake for 10-ish minutes.
The last component is super easy. It’s more ground hershey bar.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Recipe from common sense
Makes I don’t remember how many
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mushy Vanilla Ice Cream
Crushed Chocolate Bar
1. Match up the cookies so you have pairs of approximately the same size and shape.
2. Put a scoop of ice cream on a cookie.
3. Put the matching cookie on top of the scoop of ice cream. Squeeze so that the ice cream smushes out to reach the outside of the cookie.
4. Roll the ice cream sandwich in the crushed chocolate bar so that it sticks to the ice cream.
And eat I did. Much like cookie monster, these were so good I couldn’t get enough. I forwent breakfast, lunch and dinner to eat about a dozen of these in two days. So good (enough for me. C is for cookie. . .).