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Summer of Sandwiches: Classic Choco-Vanilla

Last week YumSugar kicked off our new summer series - 14 weeks of ice cream sandwiches - with a delicious mint ice cream and cone cookie sandwich. For my first sandwich I thought it would be nice to begin with the classic chocolate cookie/vanilla ice cream combo. These little gourmet sandwiches - they're gourmet because they are homemade and much more sophisticated than their convenience store cousin - are super easy to make and involve NO gadgets! No Kitchenaid, ice cream maker, or hand mixer is necessary, so what are you waiting for?? Get the recipe now, enjoy this taste treat, just

Chocolate Cookie & Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches
Modified from Dave Lieberman

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 pint vanilla ice cream

  1. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until smooth. Beat in the egg until incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cocoa, and baking soda until smooth and combined.
  5. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until fully incorporated. Do not over mix or the dough will become tough.
  6. Form about 2 tablespoons of dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Press down lightly and gently round edges. Bake for about 12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  8. Scoop about 1/3 cup ice cream and press between 2 cooled cookies. Freeze immediately until firm, about 1 hour, and then serve.

Makes about 12 sandwiches.

























Join The Conversation
telos7 telos7 9 years
gooey goodness.
poetess poetess 9 years
jenjenkimkim jenjenkimkim 9 years
mmmmmmmmm vanilla ice cream <3
Kmbr Kmbr 9 years
Oh gosh that looks SO good. Now I'm craving icecream!
Food Food 9 years
jessbear - are your cones sticking to the paper? i ended up using a really thin spatula to lift them off. alternatively, i lifted the parchment paper off of the baking sheet and peeled back. Also, are they soft when they come out or are they hard? They should be pretty flexible when warm, but you have to work fast. Shaping them is a little frustrating without anything to wrap them around, you have to work quickly and they're hot, so wear gloves or use a clean dishtowel. You could also drape them over a teacup to make a bowl if the cone shape is too difficult. hope that helps!
tickintime tickintime 9 years
Yummy!! That looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
JessBear JessBear 9 years
Question: I tried my darndest to make the ice cream cones Yum posted a week or two ago, but I COULD NOT get them off the parchment paper, or shape them. Has anyone else succesfully made the cones? Any hints?
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
Those look great!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
That looks so good.
meganekko meganekko 9 years
that is to die for!
saffy1227 saffy1227 9 years
rainonme224 rainonme224 9 years
this looks the perfect summer dessert. yummm.
Amethyst Amethyst 9 years
Staring at this photo, I can almost taste it. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
sicily1 sicily1 9 years
that look so good I think I'll make me some today
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
That close-up shot at the top made me want to bite into my screen!
TexasTwinkle TexasTwinkle 9 years
I love it! Awesome recipe can't wait to try it~
Mama-Ward Mama-Ward 9 years
wow...that cookie dough looks super simple to make. You don't even have to pull out the mixer!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
kikidior: I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture of that step! I was making these and hosting an impromptu dinner party. The cookies cooled while we ate and watched Top Chef. Than when I ran up to the kitchen I was so eager to add the ice cream I totally forgot about getting a pic of the cooked, cooling cookies on the cookie tray.
kikidior kikidior 9 years
only thing though id like to see what it looks like when it comes right outta the oven...the chocolate pieces i mean.
kikidior kikidior 9 years
omg please mail me one!!!
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
I love making ice cream sandwiches! Thanks for giving me more ideas. :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
oh man! delicious!!!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
That looks wonderful! I already have something just like this on my 4th of July menu!
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
Mmmm, its like a chocolate gob, only better! :)
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