I shouldn’t have to use a lot of words to convince you that topping a sugar cookie with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and then smashing it all together with another sugar cookie is a good idea.
That’s sort of a weird sentence. Did that make sense?
What I’m trying to say is… please just make these and share them with the people around you.
I’m gonna go wash my hair and put on lipstick… that’s what girls do, right?
Yes… I bought ice cream from the store. Orange Sherbet to be exact.
It’s not like I’ve never made ice cream before… I just wanted a quick fix.
I sure did make these sugar cookies myself. Buttery, soft, sweet sugar cookies.
Cooled and topped with a giant scoop of Orange Sherbet.
mmmmm. Gettin’ melty.
Yea. These are a crowd pleaser. Seriously. Just get on it.
Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
adapted from good ol Betty Crocker
makes about 36 large cookies
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar**
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar, for rolling cookies
1/2 gallon of your favorite ice cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fit with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating for one minute after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.
Sift together the dry ingredients and add all at once to the butter and egg mixture. Mix until just combined.
Form dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment is good) and bake until the edges are just slightly golden, about 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack before scooping a generous scoop of ice cream on top of the bottom side of one cookie. Top with another sugar cookie. Refreeze before wrapping individually in plastic wrap.
** There isn’t a super great substitute for Cream of Tartar. Cream of Tartar and baking soda work together to create a double-acting baking powder of sorts. If you absolutely can’t get your hands on Cream of Tartar try using 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of baking powder for the entire recipe. I haven’t tried this myself… but I think it should work. Let me know!
I have to say, that I make dinner and dessert once a week for my family in order to maintain a special time we can get together and catch up. I’m a 30 year old high school English teacher, but my real passion is cooking each week for the people I love: my parents, my sister and her boyfriend, and a close friend of mine. I must tell you, that this week I chose this recipe for our dessert, and made them one evening earlier so that they would have time to freeze. I made one extra, and last night I told myself, “I’ll just take a bite, just to ensure the deliciousness.” That ice cream sandwich lasted all of three minutes. I inhaled it. It was so delicious. I used Blue Bunny’s No Sugar Added Double Strawberry Ice Cream. So great. Thanks for sharing this recipe. My family is going to enjoy the heck out of these tonight…if they make it through the afternoon ;)
i see someone’s reflection in the ice cream scoop!!
Has anyone tried? Are they soft cookies or crunchy…wanna bake 75 for child’s school for Halloween.
they’re soft cookies but they get a little crunch when in the freezer.
Hello, has anyone made these? If so, will they hold their shape if cut into shapes? Also are they crispy? I have to make 75 cookies for my daughters school for decoration for halloween. Help! :)
i have to make these.
I tried it with the baking powder instead of cream of tartar, and it turned out perfect!
I took them to a friends house and we all had them with mint chocolate ice cream… so yummy and definitely a crowd pleaser!
How pretty. They look delicious, even though I’m not the biggest fan of orange. I usually don’t make sugar cookies except around the holidays, but I’m trying these out for sure!