Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches


By Lydia Ellison

See my ideas for simple Summer BBQ sides over at the blog.

Don’t let the summer slip into fall with out making ice cream cookie sandwiches for a Labor Day BBQ or a friend’s late summer soiree. The nostalgia factor is a powerful force, it does most of the work for you in delighting your friends and guests.

Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich

Make a batch of classic Toll House chocolate chip cookies and substitute M & M candies for the chocolate chips in the recipe. Use Organic unsalted butter and cage free eggs for better tasting cookies.  You can go to a party store or candy store and pick your own M & M colors if you want your cookies to match your party. If you do that and post the picture in our comments I will give you a medal. Allow the cookies to cool and you will have festive, multicolored delicious cookies.

M & M cookies

M & M cookies

Now make batch of vanilla ice cream. I love this recipe by David Lebovitz. If you don’t have a home ice cream maker then buy some nice quality vanilla ice cream or pick some up at a local creamery. You will need 2 pints to make sandwiches of all the cookies.

ready to wrap

ready to wrap

Place one cookie underside up on a piece of plastic wrap. Top with a small scoop of ice cream and finish with another cookie. Wrap in plastic and put in the freezer immediately. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Can be made a few day in advance. Serve from the freezer with a napkin. I made these for a 4th of July party and my friend Mary said they were “the most specialist.”

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