I like ice-cream, I like cookies, so on one of the hottest afternoon’s of the year I thought to myself. I need to bake some cookie ice-cream sandwiches. You get the best of both worlds, the sweet, chocolate-chip cookie dough and the refreshing ice -cream…perfect. Here’s how I made them incase you want to indulge a little yourself! They are perfect for cooling down, eating in the garden in the sunshine!
First up we need to make the chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.
Here’s what you will need:
150g of unsalted butter at room temperature
80g of light brown sugar
80g of caster sugar
2tsp of vanilla extract
1 fresh large egg
225g of plain flour
1/2 a tsp of bicarbonate of soda
two bags of chocolate chips or chunks.
Sprinkles to decorate
First things first preheat your oven to 180 degrees, 160 if fan assisted you don’t want to burn them! Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper or tinfoil, grease them with unsalted butter.
Add the butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl, mix until they are nicely creamed together. Add in the egg and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Gently sieve in the plain flour, then add the salt and bicarbonate of soda. Fold in with a spoon, now add in as many as chocolate chips as you like, it’s up to you!
I then placed the cookies on the baking tray’s about 2-3cm thick, you can do them thick or thin but if you do them thin they will be crispy and may burn a little around the edges! I popped one tray in the fridge and the other in the oven for around 8-10 minutes until they were light and golden brown! The thicker the cookies are, they may need a little bit more baking time, so keep an eye on them.
I placed the cookies on a wire tray to cool, then put the other batch of cookies in the oven to bake. To keep the ice cream from melting as long as possible, I chilled the cookies in the fridge. When you are ready to make and eat the cookie ice cream sandwiches, you can use any ice cream of your choice, simply scoop it on to a cookie and sandwich it together, add sprinkles of your choice and they’re done!