Ice Cream Sandwiches

These ice cream sandwiches are really fun to make and serve. Everyone loves them! Soft, homemade double chocolate, macadamia cookies are the scrumptious shells for your favorite ice cream! Roll them in more chocolate chips or chopped nuts and freeze. The last ice cream sandwich caused a huge fight in my family!

Ingredients:
Makes 10 sandwiches

  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 6 Tbs of cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 1/4 sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of mini – semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for finished sandwiches
  • 1/2 cup of chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups of ice cream of your choice, I used vanilla and strawberry

Directions:

Start by sifting the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, on medium/high speed, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy, then add in the egg and vanilla, beat until well mixed. Add in the flour mixture slowly on low speed, beat just until incorporated. Remove from the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips and the nuts by hand.
Drop a heaping scoop of cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheets using anĀ ice cream scoop, placed three inches apart. Bake for 13 minutes, they will be slightly under baked. Let cool a few minutes, then remove from the pan and let cool completely. The finished cookie should be about 3″ in diameterTo assemble the sandwiches, spoon on as much ice cream as you like onto a cookie, (I used about 2 heaping Tbs on each) place another cookie on top and push down until the ice cream squeezes out to the edge. Then roll or press on the chocolate chips and place them in the freezer until ready to serve. Let them sit out at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly before eating. YUM!

Note to cooks: You can use any kind of ice cream you prefer and you could roll the sandwiches in chopped nuts or coconut.