Star-spangled ice cream sandwiches

Just in time for 4th of July celebrations, I wanted to share one of my favorite summer time treats with you. Enjoy!!!

 

Star-Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 28 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 56 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever (Recipe to follow)
  • 1 gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Patriotic Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Once cookies have fully cooled, place one to two scoops of ice cream on half of the bottom side of the cookies. Press the bottom side of each of the remaining cookies onto the ice cream scoops to form sandwiches. Use your finger or a knife to spread the ice cream evenly around the sides of each sandwich. Wrap the sandwiches individually in plastic wrap or place in a large dish and cover. Freeze at least 30 minutes before decorating. Place patriotic sprinkles in a shallow dish. Remove sandwiches from freezer and roll each sandwich in the sprinkles until covered as desired. Enjoy!

*The original blog post for The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever was for a cookie dough exchange and makes a large number of cookies. The Star-Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe is based upon the halved recipe of The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever. If making the full recipe of cookies, you will yield 56 ice cream sandwiches and need two gallons of vanilla ice cream to make them.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

 

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

The following recipe is by far the best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe we have ever made at home. There is something about that blended up oatmeal that makes these cookies about the moistest (is that even a word?) and chewiest CCC I have ever had the delight of eating. Oh, and the dough freezes perfectly! On to the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 112 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 5 cups blended oatmeal measure oatmeal and blend in blender to a fine powder
  • 24 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz hershey bar grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups chopped nuts your choice
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey bar and nuts. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

    If freezing cookie dough, decide if you want to freeze into pre-scooped balls or ready to slice logs. Flash freeze scooped balls on a cookie sheet before packaging it. It will make it easier to handle and keep its shape better if you are freezing a lot of packages on top of it. For logs, wrap in plastic wrap and form into a log about 2 inches around.

    I package my dough in large Ziploc bags. Put the dough in the bag and write the baking instructions on the bag. I like to experiment with the cookies and find out what the baking time and temp is for frozen dough as well as thawed dough.

kathilipp

Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.