Close-up of Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, season 31.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr (includes setting and cooling times)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches
Ree uses two flavors of store-bought dough to make the cookies for these shortcut frozen treats. Using ice cream from round pints (rather than a rectangular tub) lets you cut perfect circles to sandwich between the cookies. Dipped in melted chocolate and a flurry of sprinkles, they're a hit with both kids and adults.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Divide the peanut butter cookie dough into 6 portions (2 tablespoons each), roll into balls and place on a baking sheet; repeat with the chocolate chip cookie dough. Bake until the cookies are slightly crisp around the edges and baked through, 12 to 14 minutes.
  3. While the cookies cool, make the ganache by adding the chocolate chips to a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream just until the edges begin to bubble, pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth, then set aside to cool, about 8 minutes.
  4. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment and get everything lined up to assemble: the cookies, ganache and sprinkles. You need to move quickly so the ice cream stays cold. Grab the ice cream cartons and use a serrated or sharp knife to saw through the packaging, cutting each pint of ice cream into thirds, creating 6 ice cream rounds in total. Remove the packaging from the first ice cream round and sandwich it between one of the peanut butter cookies and one of the chocolate chip cookies. Dip the cookie sandwich into the ganache, covering half of it in chocolate. Next, cover the chocolate in sprinkles and place it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to create 6 sandwiches. Place in the freezer to firm up and set for 10 minutes. Once set, devour, or wrap to enjoy later.