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The Best Ice-Cream Sandwich Ever

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell
Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 8 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Makes 15 ice-cream sandwiches
Any chocolate chip cookie recipe will work, but we prefer the extra-chocolaty, extra-rich recipe below. Try these ice-cream flavors with our cookies: vanilla, peppermint, chocolate, or butter pecan.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • Ice cream (about 2 cups)

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 4 minutes or until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.

  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in candy-coated chocolate pieces just until combined. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto greased aluminum foil- or parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

  3. Bake, in batches, at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks, and let cool completely, about 15 minutes.

  4. Place a small scoop of ice cream between 2 cookies. Press together gently; serve immediately, or wrap in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, and freeze until ready to serve.