Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade cookies and fun fillings add up to awesome ice cream sandwiches.

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
50 min
45 min
10 min

12 to 18 sandwiches

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • Ice cream and other fillings (above)
  • Combine the butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl and beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla and salt and beat until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add 1 1/2 cups flour and 3 tablespoons water. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour and 3 more tablespoons water and beat until the dough is smooth. (Add 2 to 3 more tablespoons water if the dough seems dry.)

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough in half. Pat each piece into a flat square on a lightly floured surface, then roll out until to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 2-to-3-inch squares with a paring knife or cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets. Poke several holes in each cookie with a skewer (to look like a classic ice cream sandwich cookie), then transfer to the freezer until hard, about 10 minutes.

  • Bake the cookies until set, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Sandwich with ice cream and fillings; freeze at least 45 minutes before serving. To store, wrap the ice cream sandwiches individually in plastic wrap and freeze up to 2 days.

Ice cream and filling combinations:
  • Black raspberry ice cream, raspberries and fudge sauce

  • Mint chip ice cream and marshmallow cream

  • Chocolate ice cream, dulce de leche and fudge sauce

  • Vanilla ice cream, fudge sauce and cherry jam

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