Summer is just around the corner, so let's make some ice cream sandwiches. The flavor combinations are limitless, but I have to say this sugar cookie & strawberry ice cream combination really satisfied my sweet tooth! It was a refreshing treat, that's for sure.
To make the ice cream sandwiches:
Make a standard sugar cookie that you roll into balls & bake, rather than rolling flat and cutting shapes out of. I find they're a bit sturdier this way. ((recipe at the bottom!))
Scoop out some ice cream and put in a 9X13. I used Blue Bell Strawberry. When it's melted a bit, stir until you can spread out & make a layer out of it. Mine was about an inch tall. Place back into freezer overnight or until firm.
Once your cookies are cooled & your ice cream is frozen again:
Using a cookie cutter, donut punch, or mason jar lid...whatever you can get your hands on, cut out circles in the ice cream. You may need to use a knife & spoon to cut the surrounding ice cream and scoop it away. Place on top of one cookie and sandwich it with another cookie.
((option: roll sides in sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc))
Place in freezer for a few hours (or one hour if you are impatient like I am) until it's all hardened together.
Next time I make ice cream sandwiches, I want to make a chocolate cookie with mint chocolate chip ice cream! YUM.
((sugar cookie recipe))
-preheat oven to 375.
-mix 2 3/4 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder together.
-cream 1 cup of butter with 1 1/2 cups of sugar
-beat in 1 egg and 2 teaspoons of vanilla
-slowly add in dry mix
-roll into walnut sized balls, roll into sugar, sprinkles or nothing at all and bake for 8-10 minutes.