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Monday, September 17, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches ~ AKA Chipwich

I recently enjoyed a Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich from the ice cream man- 2 big chocolate chip cookies sandwiching a big gob of vanilla ice cream.  What a lovely combination I thought as I enjoyed bite after bite and segwayed into my second sandwich.  If I wanted to enjoy this simple pleasure again though, what would I do?  As they are not readily available in supermarkets and the ice cream man is not coming around any more with fall creeping up on us.  Make my own at home, that's what I could do!  So I set out to make these, semi-homemade ~ take your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (mine's below) and sandwich them with a good vanilla ice cream 

Chocolate Chip Cookies - makes 1 dozen cookies - enough for 6 sandwiches
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/8 tsp baking soada
 1 1/8 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 gran sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 lg egg, room temp
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together, set aside.  In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter, vanilla and sugars on med until light and fluffy about 3 mins.  Add the egg, and blend.  On low add the dry ingredients in 2 additions, scraping the bowl after each, mix on low until blended, add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.  Using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop, scoop batter into baking pan about 2 inches apart.  Bake @350 degrees for 13-15 mins.  The cookies should be golden brown around the edges but still light in center.  Cool cookies on a wire rack.  Once cooled lay out cookies on wax paper and start assembling the ice cream sandwiches.  Turn over 1/2 the cookies and scoop a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of each bottom.  Press the top cookie gently onto the ice cream   

Then wrap each sandwich in saran wrap and place finished cookies in freezer to harden up.  Once completely frozen place wrapped cookies in a freezer safe bag, ready for eating whenever the craving hits.

They're even better then the ones from the ice cream man!