Monday, June 20, 2011
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
For a special Father's Day dessert, I decided to make chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. I love these things & I buy them in the store every now & then, but I've never made my own.
I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It's my family's recipe. I started baking cookies from this recipe when I was 12 years old. I love them with all my heart. Here's the recipe:
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 6-oz pkg. chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
Cream shortening, sugars, egg & vanilla until light & fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients, stir into creamed mixture; blend well. Add chocolate chips. Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
I tripled the dough recipe & was able to get 4 dozen cookies out of it. I used my handy cookie scoop so that each of the cookies would turn out the same size. Then, once they were cooled, I put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on one cookie & kinda flattened it out with the back of my ice cream scoop. Then I squished another cookie on top. Each were individually wrapped & then put back into the freezer to harden back up a bit.
They turned out great! They were eaten & loved by all & I felt happy for having made them. :)
Yum, yum, yum!