Friday, February 17, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Some things just bring me back to my childhood. Ice cream sandwiches do that for me. I remember spending hot summer days in our front yard sitting with my little brother and sister, where we quickly ate melting ice cream sandwiches in between games we would play. It may not be a hot summer day and my siblings and I may not play outside together as often as we'd like, but these Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches certainly remind me of fond memories of yesteryear. When's the last time you enjoyed an ice cream sandwich?!...

These ice cream sandwiches use a chocolate chip cookie recipe I've made before, thanks to Dorie Greenspan. I used a gluten free flour blend for the all purpose flour and mint chocolate chips for the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the original recipe. As for the ice cream, you can go with a homemade version of vanilla or mint chocolate chip or store-bought ice cream... whatever you prefer. I used store-bought this time but links to homemade versions are included below. Whatever you do, enjoy eating these. They're fun, delicious and just might make you feel like a kid again.



Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
recipe adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours
Makes 18-20 ice cream sandwiches

2 cups all-purpose flour {or gluten free flour blend with xanthan gum}
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups store-bought mint chocolate chips
1 quart vanilla or mint chocolate chip ice cream (homemade or storebought)


Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.

Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed for about 1 minute, until smooth. Add the sugars and beat for another 2 minutes or so, until well-blended. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each egg goes in. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients in 3 portions, mixing only until each addition is incorporated. On low speed, or by hand with a rubber spatula, mix in the chocolate chips.

Divide the dough in half over 2 baking sheets. Press the dough onto the bottom of each baking sheet to cover in a thin layer, about 1/2 or less inch thick.

Bake the cookies - one sheet at a time and rotating the sheet at the midway point - for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they are brown at the edges and golden in the center; they may still be a little soft in the middle, and that's just fine. Pull the sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to rest for 1 minute, then carefully, cut out squares of the cookie using a pizza cutter. Using a wide metal spatula, transfer them to racks to cool to room temperature.

Repeat with the remainder of the dough, cooling the baking sheets between batches.

Once cooled completely, add a scoop of ice cream (such as vanilla or even mint chocolate chip) in between 2 cookies and press firmly together to create a sandwich.

7 comments:

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

It's an odd winter when an ice cream sandwich in the middle of February makes sense! Looks great and does sound delicious (going to be in the low 60's today in KC)!

Thanks for sharing!
Dave at eRecipeCards.com

Kaitlyn said...

These look so good! I never think to make ice cream sandwiches- but it's so easy! Thanks for posting

Nicole, RD said...

Literally, what could be better than that? YUM!

ilovecooking said...

I love ice cream sandwiches. They taste so good. I've never tried making my own though. I always thought it would be too hard to get it right. It's great that you don't use mint extract for the chocolate chip cookies, sometimes I put way too much extract in a recipe, and end up ruining the whole thing.

What is your recommendation for storage of extra sandwiches?

Choc Chip Uru said...

These look extremely tasty - I love ice cream sandwiches like crazy :D
Great recipe, photography and post!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Choc Chunk Muffins + Choc Surprise Cookies

saltele said...

Hmm i think this is a very interesting recipe because it looks so good. I will try it when i will go home tonight. Thanks for sharing and i promise to come back to tell you the result.

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