Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream SandwichesIt was apparently National Ice Cream Day this past Sunday. As such, ice cream, and unique ways to incorporate ice cream into a recipe was on my mind. I came across this Buzzfeed article on interesting ways to eat ice cream and realized that I wanted to make almost everything on the list. As a devout cookie dough fanatic, #10 immediately caught my eye. I viewed the original recipe here and decided to give it a shot. Heck, National Ice Cream Day only comes around once a year right? Anyways, these were as decadent as they look and an amazing treat!! Enjoy!


Servings: 9

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes (inactive/freezing: 4+ hours)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (I used semi sweet)
  • 4 cups cookie dough ice cream, softened to spreadable consistency

Directions:

Combine melted butter with the brown and granulated sugar using an electric mixture. IMG_3187Mix in the milk, vanilla, and salt until well blended. Next, add in the flour until completely smooth. Then stir in the chocolate chips.IMG_3189

Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with two pieces of parchment paper so they extend well beyond the edges of the pan on all four sides; this will help to lift up and easily remove the frozen sandwiches.

Scatter half of the dough into the pan and use your hands to press it into an even layer.IMG_3190

Top with a second set of parchment paper that extends over each side. Lightly coat the parchment with nonstick cooking spray. Scatter the remaining dough over the top and press into an even layer.IMG_3191

Fold the overhanging parchment over the dough and freeze for at least an hour. (I placed a spoon over the top to weight it down)IMG_3192

Lift out the top layer of cookie dough by lifting up on the parchment paper. Then remove the second layer.

Place another set of parchment in the pan. Peel the parchment from one square of cookie dough and set it inside the pan with the smoothest side down. Spread the softened ice cream over the top into an even layer.IMG_3193 Peel the parchment from the remaining square of cookie dough and place it, smoothest side up, on the ice cream. Gently press it into the ice cream.

Whoops I got a crack in my dough!
Whoops I got a crack in my dough!

Cover the pan and freeze for at least 2-3 hours but preferably 6-8. Using a long, sharp knife, run it under hot water, wipe dry, and slice the cookie dough ice cream sandwiches into squares, repeating with hot water after each slice. Try not to eat all the sandwiches at once!!IMG_3195

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 401; Fat: 20 g; Cholesterol: 36 mg; Sodium: 59 mg; Carbs: 60 g; Sugars: 34 g; Protein: 4 g


Amanda’s Rating: 9/10

Nevin’s Rating: 8/10

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