I don't think this recipe needs much of an intro or an explanation. It's called homemade ice cream sandwiches for pete's sake. (And who the heck is Pete?)
Basically you make two really delicious chocolate cookies and, while they're still slightly warm, smash a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle of them. And then you eat it immediately.
It's better than anything you can buy in the freezer section.
I had to do a "test run" of these sandwiches last week on vacation. My family just hates helping me out on this blog thing. Because "helping out" means that they have to eat things like two large cookies and ice cream at the same time.
How will I ever thank them.
You start with a basic cookie dough. Butter, sugar, eggs, you know the drill. Then stir in the dry ingredients (cocoa powder, flour, salt and soda) and here's what you have:
I think the Sandwich King would be proud. Even if he is a Yankee.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Inspired by Barefoot Contessa
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
7 large scoops Breyer's vanilla bean ice cream, softened
Cream the butter and two sugars together in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla and combine. Add the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking soda and combine just until mixed together.
Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the cookies on a cookie sheet. It should make exactly 14 cookies. Bake on 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
When the cookies are done, let them cool for a few minutes until you can handle them. Make 7 sandwiches with the cookies and the ice cream and serve immediately.