7.07.2011

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ever want to make ice cream sandwiches but you know the ice cream part won't last but a second in the summer sun? Then try making a literal ice cream sandwich cookie! I had a 4th of July party to go to and you know...my 'thing' is sandwich cookies (hard to tell with all the sugar cookies I do!) So naturally I wanted to do something in the sandwich cookie family but I didn't have a lot of time so I got creative and made chocolate-filled-vanilla-ice-cream-sandwich-cookies. They were the perfect mini sweet treat for an afternoon of heat!
To make these I simply cut out the mini cones from some sugar cookie dough (I always have dough rolled out in my freezer, makes life simpler). I under-baked them just slightly to make sure they are soft just like the filling. Then I made the below recipe for the chocolate filling. Once the filling is made, I roll it out between 2 sheets of crisco'd (this is now a word, lol) plastic wrap and then I cut it out with the same cutter I used to make the cookies...clever eh? That way you have perfectly matching cookies & cream! Then simply press your cream between you cookies and enjoy!
 
Chocolate Cream Filling: (modified from The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion)
  • 3/4 tsp. gelatin
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
In small bowl, soften gelatin with water and place in a larger bowl of hot water until fully dissolved.
In meantime, cream shortening and vanilla, then add in dry ingredients, cream together. Finally add in the gelatin and mix to combine.
Well there you have it...enjoy! Happy baking...happier eating!

3 comments:

  1. yes a greAt idea!!! hahaha u make up words like I do!

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