I know. What. You are. Thinking. “Help Me! How will I ever have self-control again?” You won’t. That’s alright. It’ll be worth it.
I have mentioned previously that since getting a kitchen aid stand mixer I have been baking. Well, trying to bake. I think I’ve got it figured out.
It was a no cloud in the sky kind of Sunday. It was 27 degrees out. We had just set up all our garden furniture and I had been planting flowers. Friends were coming for dinner to BBQ. I needed a good end to the meal. Naturally I went over to Jessica’s blog b/c no one does baking like that girl! Saw this recipe and thought PERFECT!
Then I realized, on this perfect and hot day, cookies seem a bit odd of a choice. We should have something cool.
EUREKA!!!!! take the cookies, sandwich ice cream in between them. Perfection!!!!!!!!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches (cookie recipe changed only slightly from How Sweet it is)
Makes about 8 Ice cream sandwiches
1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
1 tub vanilla (or whatever flavour you’d like) ice cream
Cream the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until fluffy. Add the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and mix until combined.
Fold in the peanut butter and chocolate chips and refrigerate dough for 1 to 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls and place on the sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (you’ll have to do 2 to 3 batches). Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to continue to cool entirely. Try not to eat them while they are still hot before you can make them into ice cream sandwiches. This will be the most challenging step.
Take your ice cream out of the fridge and allow it to soften for 10 minutes so that it is easier to handle. Place a spoonful of ice cream onto the bottom of one cookie. Place another cookie on top and gently pinch together. Wrap in a piece of wax paper. Do it the same way salt water taffy is wrapped. Place back in the freezer.
Each will be parceled as its own personal sandwich. Allow your guests to unwrap their own and enjoy.
Big praise around here for these. Mark ate them all week-long. Chocolate + Peanut Butter + Ice Cream = SUCCESS!