Tuesday, June 29, 2010


My baby girl turned 9 years old today. She is such a pretty girl and I'm so proud of her and all of her talents. I'm so excited to say she got 2 new cookbooks for her birthday that she's going to be able to use in the kitchen. I love watching her learn how to cook. I LOVE IT! I hope that one day she enjoys to be in the kitchen as much as I do.
Anyhow, I've been wanting to make these for several days and when Makenzie told me that she wanted these for her birthday instead of cake and ice cream, I decided I'd wait and make them this morning so that they were nice and fresh for her party! These recipes are so versatile! I was excited because I was able to do 4 different variations with just two kinds of cookies... Just let your imagination run wild and come up with some great combinations of cookie and ice cream to make your taste buds happy!
Enjoy these! I know we will be enjoying them all summer long!

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Adapted by fromcupboardtocupboard
Original recipe from Taste of Home Summer Treats 2010
Printable Recipe

Drop Sugar Cookies

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange peel
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Additional sprinkles or sugar for decoration

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla and orange peel until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; fradually beat into egg mixture. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. I sprinkled cute little flower sprinkles on at this point before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. I used orange sherbert in these cookies and they were great! I used my larger cookie scoop to scoop the ice cream and smashed it between the two cookies and wrapped in plastic wrap then froze immediately. I used a small cookie scoop and got 20 sandwiches. These were so refreshing! Quite the hit!

Double Chocolate Cookies

1 1/4 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
I used the small cookie scoop and got about 52 sandwiches... I used the same method as above to make sandwiches. I used mint chip ice cream, vanilla bean ice cream, and cookie & cream ice cream to fill these sandwiches. They were wonderful!

Happy Cooking!



  1. Happy Birthday to your little girl! The cookie sandwiches look so festive and summery. Perfect! I wish I had one now for breakfast LOL :)

  2. They look fabulous! So fun! I know my boys would love these! I'll definatley be making them soon! I love all the different flavor combinations that you can come up with!


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