We finally had our first beautiful weekend. And to celebrate the spring weather we had a barbecue. Since there were going to be kids there, I thought it would be fun to bring these simple chocolate chip cookie ice-cream sandwiches. My mom loves these copycat Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies. One recipe makes 12 giant cookies but for the ice-cream sandwich I made the cookies smaller. Plus, I decided not to chill the cookie dough like I normally do, so the cookies would spread out a bit. Even without chilling the cookies they were still gooey on the inside.
It would be fun to have a bar of different toppings to roll the sides of the cookies in. You could have chopped pecans, mini chocolate chips, and coconut for the adults. The kids would love something fun like crushed M&M’s or mini Reese’s Pieces.
Here are my Notes
1)You can use any ice-cream you like.
2)I suggest making the ice-cream sandwiches right before serving. I found that trying to assemble them and then placing them in freezer didn’t work.
3)Beware…these ice-cream sandwiches are messy.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Ice-Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate chip cookie recipes adapted from HERE
3 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup butter, cold and cut into cubes
3/4 cup + 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chip
Ice-cream of choice
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars and beat for about 2 minutes, or until the sugar dissolves into the butter. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
Now mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until well combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Shape the dough roughly into balls, about 2 tablespoons of dough per ball, six cookies per baking sheet. Bake in preheat oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool cookies completely on a wire rack.
When your ready to serve place a scoop of ice-cream between two cookies and press together. Enjoy !