Ice Cream Gingersnap Sandwiches

Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

Time: 1 hour. The trick to a good ice cream sandwich: Make it and freeze it only briefly before eating, or thaw until at least slightly pliable.

Yield: Makes 50 sandwich cookies
Recipe from Sunset

More From Sunset

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 250
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 182mg
  • Cholesterol: 42mg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • About 3 pints vanilla or caramel ice cream

Preparation

  1. 1. Beat butter and brown sugar together in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed. Mix in molasses, then egg, until blended, scraping bowl as needed.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices; add to butter mixture on low speed, mixing until combined.
  3. 3. Divide dough in half, shape each into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 3 hours.
  4. 4. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap dough. On a generously floured surface, roll out each disk until 1/8 in. thick. Using round 2 1/2- to 3-in. cookie cutters, cut out dough and arrange circles about 1 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets (use a small spatula to transfer). Reroll scraps as needed.
  5. 5. Bake cookies until dry-looking and just starting to brown on edges, about 8 minutes. Set pans on racks and let cookies cool on pans.
  6. 6. Scoop about 2 tbsp. ice cream onto the flat side of one cookie and sandwich with another cookie. Freeze airtight until firm.
  7. Make ahead: Chill dough (step 3) up to 1 week. Store baked cookies airtight up to 3 days.
  8. Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich cookie.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Ice Cream Gingersnap Sandwiches Recipe at a Glance
advertisement

More Recipes Like This

  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Indulge your cravings!

Daily Indulgence
Free Daily Indulgence Newsletter: You'll get our most indulgent sweets and savory treats.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy