Everyone loves a good ice cream sandwich. There are so many options and fun ways to make them homemade. My daughter wants to do a build your own ice cream sandwich treat for her next birthday. How fun is that?! One of our absolute favorite homemade ice cream sandwiches is made with Peanut Butter Cookes and Cookies 'n Cream ice cream. They are so so good. A must for any lover of peanut butter and oreo. For her party we will probably make these, some lemon crinkle cookies and strawberries and cream cookies and grab some fun flavors of ice cream.
Let's Make Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
They are really easy. First we'll start with my best ever peanut butter cookie recipe. Guys, this recipe is SO SO good, and I'll tell you why. So if I'm going to have something with peanut butter, I don't want it overly sweet. But most peanut butter cookie recipes call for normal peanut butter. Which has a LOT of sugar in it. When you add already sweetened peanut butter to cookies that have even more sugar, I feel like they get too sweet and the flavor of peanut butter is drastically minimized. So I set out on a quest to make the perfect peanut butter cookie with natural peanut butter. A peanut butter like Adam's that doesn't have anything besides peanuts and salt. These cookies are so chewy and so flavorful and perfectly sweetened. They are truly the best peanut butter cookies in the world.
First-Combine the butter and sugars on medium speed until well mixed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on high for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy and has lightened in color. Next add the peanut butter and beat 30 seconds more.
Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix just until incorporated. These cookies are large. Make them about 1.5 times as big as a usual cookie. The dough ball is about 3 tablespoons. Spread them out on a cookie sheet, only 12 per full size sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. At minute 9, take them out and bang the bottom of the pan (quite hard) agains the top of the oven 3 or 4 times. This helps them flatten and "crinkle" and become more chewy. Return to the oven and bake the additional 3 minutes.
Assemble Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Allow the cookies to cool for 20 minutes. Get a carton of cookies n' cream ice cream and cut off the carton. Lay the ice cream on it's side and cut into strips that are 1"-1.25" thick (or whatever your desired thickness is ;)). Using a cookie or biscuit cutter or a cup, cut circles into the ice cream. Place the ice cream between 2 cookies. Freeze for later or serve immediately. ENJOY!Print