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Ice cream sandwiches?

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Does anyone have a good cookie recipe to make ice cream sandwiches? I would think it would have to be a pretty stiff cookie, but also somewhat chewy? Martha had a recipe but it looked thin and crispy, would prefer something more substantial. Thanks!

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  1. I make them with chocolate chip cookies. The cookie doesn't have to be too stiff, just freeze the cookies first to keep them from crumbling when you make the sandwiches.

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    1. re: Junie D

      Mmmm...ice cream sandwiches. I actually do just the opposite. I let the ice cream sit out a bit and then put together the sandwiches. Then I freeze the entire sandwich. Whether it's homemade cookies or store bought, they always satisfy.

      1. re: MaryMo

        Hi - I make them with the oatmeal cookies on the Quaker Old Fashioned lid - add choc chips or peanut butter chips or nuts or whatever you like. I buy the icecream blocks, instead of tubs, and slice the ice cream to the thickness I want, then cut out rounds with a glass that's about the same size as the cookies - that way I don't have to squeeze the ice cream to get it to go to the edges. Then I have lots of ice cream "bits" to refreeze, and indulge in whenever I want, because I am "preventing waste" by using them up. Ha ha! Best wishes and enjoy!

    2. Costco cookies make great ice cream sandwiches. Just the right size and thickness and four flavors in the packages - YUM!

      1. Went to a Pennsylvania Dutch festival and they were making ice cream sandwiches w/waffles. Maybe something worth a try, they looked fantastic.

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        1. re: joypirate

          We used to go to the Bloomsburg Fair. The first place I always headed was the ice cream waffle sandwich stand. They used a waffle iron that made four rectangular waffles across. Then they slice the ice cream from rectangular pints. It is a perfect match.

          1. re: joypirate

            That's how they used to make them at the Woolworth's lunch counter when I was a kid. Good stuff.

          2. The chocolate brownie cookies from Claudia Fleming's The Last Course is a good cookie for ice cream sandwiches. The recipe is available at Epicurious. The batter does require a full 15 minutes of beating.

            1. You could make brownies, but spread them out in a larger pan to make them thinner. Ben and Jerry's used to make excellent Brownie Ice Cream sandwiches.

              1. We made some adult ice cream sandwiches that used a recipe of chocolate cookie that we froze before assembling. Sandwiched them with vanilla gelato, they made my mother in law cry!

                6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
                1/2 teaspoon baking powder
                1/2 teaspoon salt
                6(1 ounce)squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
                2(1 ounce)squares unsweetened chocolate
                6 tablespoons butter
                2 eggs
                1/2 cup white sugar
                2 teaspoons vanilla extract

                Preheat oven to 325.

                Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set

                Over a double boiler, melt semi-sweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, and butter; stirring occasionally.

                In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar for 6 minutes with an electric mixer. Temper the egg mixture with the chocolate mixture and once tempered put in the rest of the chocolate mixture and beat it for 1 more minute.

                Fold the sifted ingredients into the chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula.

                Cover the dough and chill for half an hour to an hour.

                Grease your cookie sheets.

                Drop cookies by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared
                cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool completely before removing from cookie sheets.

                1. Growing up in SE Asia, a traditional ice cream sandwich would use 2 slices of white bread for the sandwich, or 2 thin crsipy wafers (similar to the wafer cone).

                  1. I've often used snickerdoodles that I cook just a tad longer in the oven to dry them out a bit and make them stiffer.

                    One of my friends (who doesn't like baking) uses those thin Famous Chocolate Wafers that you can buy in almost any grocery store. Those work really well also.