Is there anything better than ice cream sandwiches? Seriously…
I mean you take two delicious things and sandwich a third delicious thing in the middle…. basically heaven, am I right?
These bad boys only take about an hour to whip up, if your using store bought ice cream, and are sure to be a big hit with friends and family! Use any flavor ice cream you like – I went with vanilla and chocolate, but I imagine salted caramel, maple walnut, mint chocolate chip or pretty much anything would be delicious as well.
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
8 oz chocolate chips (about 1 1/3 cup)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Make cookies – In a microwave safe bowl (or on the stove top), melt the chocolate chips and butter, whisking until smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs for 2 minutes. Beat in sugars, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the melted chocolate until combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
Add in flour, cocoa powder, and walnuts, stirring until just combined. Chill batter for 30 minutes. (Do not skip this step!)
When batter is chilled, preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop batter about 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet. They will spread.
Bake at 350 for 10 – 15 minutes, until tops are crackled. Don’t over bake or cookies will be crispy not chewy. If you make the cookies smaller then your cooking time will vary.
Cool completely on wire racks before filling with ice cream.
Let ice cream soften on the counter for about 10 – 15 minutes before scooping onto the flat side of one cookie. Flatten gently with a spoon before topping with another cookie. You need to work fairly quickly as the ice cream will start to melt and get very messy!
Store in freezer.
You can wrap them individually to make storage easier.
FYI – these go great at bake sales if you have a cooler with ice to keep them in!
I made some with brownie cookies, some with chocolate chip cookies, some with vanilla ice cream and some with chocolate ice cream and they all sold in about 5 seconds!
These are, as the little one Sue babysits would say, deeeeeeeeelicious.