7.5.20 Festive Ice Cream Sandwiches

Hi friends! It was a weird fourth of July, none of us were feeling terribly patriotic given the state of the world and this country, but we had a small gathering and had a good time! It was a potluck and I’m so thankful my friends are good cooks, it was a delicious meal. I made Claire Saffitz’s ice cream sandwiches for dessert and they were a huge hit! Absolutely delicious 🙂

You can find the recipe here, although I did make a few changes:

  • I left the dough in the fridge overnight, which was totally fine
  • I made them mini! I cut the cookies into 1.5″ squares (precision really is key here!) and poked 5 holes in each with the blunt end of a wooden skewer. It was time consuming, but worth it. And the dough is so easy to work with!
  • They only needed to cook for 7-8 minutes at the smaller size
  • I used two 1.5 quart containers of ice cream, one french vanilla and one mint chocolate chip, and didn’t layer them as the recipe suggests – each sandwich had just one flavor of ice cream. I softened the ice cream as in the recipe and put each flavor into one half of the prepared pan
  • In my experience, name brand ice cream does work better here because it takes longer to soften/melt, which will save you when it comes time to cut the ice cream to make the sandwiches
  • I did dip the edges of the vanilla ones in sprinkles to distinguish them and because I love sprinkles 🙂
  • I did end up with extra cookies doing it this way – you could probably cut the cookie recipe in half, but I don’t mind having extra stashed in the freezer

And they turned out so cute! The cookies weren’t too hard, which is the worst for ice cream sandwiches because then the ice cream all squishes out when you try to bite down on the cookie. They were a big hit! I hope you all had a great long weekend and did whatever kind of celebration was right for you!

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