Sunday, September 15, 2013

Homemade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I made this dessert for Leo last week; it was a hit and very easy to make! For future batches I would like to switch the recipe up by using peanut butter cookies or, who knows, maybe a different ice cream flavor. Sure, this is a dessert and not exactly "health food", but it is much more budget-friendly to make desserts at home, rather than ordering at a restaurant, and healthier in the aspect that you know what's in your dessert!

Homemade cookie ice cream sandwiches have become one of my favorite treats. I may have to make these for one of Eli's birthdays in the future!

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar OR sub 1/2 a banana instead, if there's no brown sugar in the house! :)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Optional: 2 Tablespoons peanut butter, if you want to get a little crazy!
  • Vanilla ice cream for sandwich filling
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease cookie sheet. Mix butter, sugars, and vanilla together until creamy. Add water and mix. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to sugar mixture.

Place on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Serve with a scoop of ice cream in between two cookies!
What other variations of this recipe do you recommend?
Different kinds of cookies or maybe a different kind of ice cream?

Running Recap

To make this post complete, I had to
share a picture of my little monkey!
To offset yet another dessert recipe on my blog, here's the running recap from this week! This week consisted of a lot of 7-milers; we'll just say I'm experimenting with marathon training and straying from the original plan :)

M - Six-Pack Abs Workout Level 1.

T - 7 normal mile jogging stroller run with Eli.

W - 7 mile jogging stroller run with 4 miles at marathon pace.

H - 30-Day Shred Level 3.

F - 7 normal mile jogging stroller run.

S - 16 mile long run split up into two chunks. 10 miles in the morning without the jogger, not feeling very well, and 6 miles with the jogging stroller in the afternoon.

Total Mileage - 37 miles.


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3 comments:

  1. Since you asked... other cookie sandwich combinations..

    *sugar cookies with strawberry ice cream

    *oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with vanilla-caramel-y ice cream

    *gingerbread cookies with cinnamon ice cream

    *chocolate covered graham crackers with moose tracks

    Mmm.... good thing I don't have any of those on hand in the house!

    Best of luck with this week's running!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Those are awesome suggestions and I'm thinking I need to take quite a break before I make these again... otherwise I'll eat them all myself. I'm sure eating a whole batch of cookies would be just wonderful for marathon training ;)

      Chocolate covered graham crackers with moose tracks would be my all-time favorite, but I'll have to try it out to make sure :)

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