Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches


Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches

about 15 sandwiches
15 Min

Sure, you can make ice cream sandwiches using your favorite store-bought cookies, but if you really want to go all out, we suggest starting with homemade cookies. In this recipe for Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches we're making the perfect cookies to sandwich our ice cream with. (Bonus points if you make your own ice cream too!)

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except ice cream, blending well.
  2. Divide dough in half and shape into two 3-inch diameter rolls. Wrap in waxed paper and chill 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap roll and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly, loosen from pans (with a spatula), then allow to cool completely.
  4. Top 1 cookie at a time with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and top with a second cookie, pressing firmly to evenly spread ice cream. Repeat until all cookies are used.
  5. Freeze until set, then wrap each sandwich separately in plastic wrap.


Want to try making an easy vanilla ice cream? Check out our recipe for The Best Vanilla Ice Cream! And don't be afraid to mix and match ice cream flavors in this recipe. You can make every sandwich unique!

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When I made Ice cream sandwiches, I used a jello roll pan and flattened out the whole cookie recipe. When cooked, cut cookie in half and when mostly cooled put ice cream on 1/2 and top with the other half. Put cuts in cookie so that when frozen, U can finish cutting size you want.

M'mm... mint chocolate chip, coffee, mocha, strawberry, peppermint stick ... these are all good ice cream choices. Mr. Food, thank you for sharing your recipes ... "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"


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