Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!

There’s only one word that sums up these chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches: YUM! 🙂

I made these for my sister, Lois’ birthday back in January. This is actually what I planned to do for Abby’s birthday , but I wanted to make it as a cake instead. Well…it didn’t turn out like that at all! Let’s just say I  ruined it completely.
Everything came out a whole mess. 😦  So we thought that next time I would just make individual cookie sandwiches instead of a whole cake  (btw, this is part 1 of Lois’ birthday).

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Here’s a peek of the breakfast we had on her birthday. My sister Becky decorated the table and I made the Waffles

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Look at those big ol’ delicious cookies coming out of the oven! 

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Piles of delicious cookies ready to be sandwiched together with a yummy vanilla ice cream!

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It’s starting to look like a cookie sandwich!

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Now put the other cookie on top…

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…and lightly press it so that the ice cream is distributed evenly between the two cookies. The cookies are a little fragile and can break if you press them too hard

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And there you have it! A chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich!

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We gave these two cookies to someone (you know who you are 😉 )

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda (+ a few drops of lemon juice)

1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1/2 cup oil

3/4 cups sugar

3/4 cups packed brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1-2 cups chocolate chips

Vanilla ice cream (or any ice cream you prefer really)

Directions:

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda (adding a few drops of lemon on top of the baking soda until it sizzles), and salt. In a large bowl beat butter, oil, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded  tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet. You can also sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top if you want. Bake for 10-12 min. at 350 degrees.

Once you have all you cookies done, let them cool completely before you sandwich them together with a tablespoon and a half (or so) of ice cream. Press the cookies together gently so the ice cream spreads out evenly between the cookies, making sure your cookies don’t break. They are best after they have been at least a few hours in the freezer, or even overnight. (Optional: You can roll the sides of your cookies in mini chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, whatever you want)

Enjoy! 

Jessica the Baker

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Easy Peasy Summer Smoothie!

Okay, I know a lot of people’s New Year’s resolutions are either to lose weight, or eat healthier or both. I’ve seen it everywhere, I look left and right and either someone lost weight, or is in the process to eating healthy and losing weight.

So here is one of those healthy recipes (well, it’s not really a recipe, because it’s just a smoothie), and you don’t have a reason not to make it.

I know it’s January and in some places it’s still the middle of winter (we’ve had colder days too lately), but can you tell I’m already wishing for summer in a way? 🙂 Not that I wish that the year would pass by faster (it’s actually passing by a quite fast already) but for me it could pretty much be summer all year long and I wouldn’t mind. 😉 I definitely wouldn’t mind a summery smoothie in the middle of winter either (btw, something with ice cream is coming up soon so stay tuned for that).

By all means, feel free to substitute with any other fruit you have on hand. You can even add extra fruits and veggies that I didn’t mention here. Play with it and make it the way your heart desires.So let’s get started shall we?

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Start by putting all your chopped fruit into a blender. I used apples, banana, oranges, blueberries, and strawberries because that’s what I had on hand

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Yum!

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Put the lid on and blend it until it’s nice and smooth!

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Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, you name it! 🙂

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You bet it’s healthy! 😉

It’s dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, all the ‘frees’ you want! This should make you want to make it! Oh, and if you’re wondering about the honey added in the recipe, well I never said it’s honey free okay! 😀 There’s gotta be some sweetness added to this life somewhere. Oh, and please try it out and please comment and tell me!

Easy Peasy Summer Smoothie

Ingredients:

3 whole Apples

3 whole Oranges

1 whole Banana

1 whole big Strawberry

1 handful of Blueberries (about 1/4 cup)

1 Tbsp. Honey

Directions:

Peel your apples, oranges, and banana and roughly chop them. Pour them in your blender. Add the strawberry, blueberries and the honey. Put the lid on and blend until smooth. Yields: About 2-3 cups

 Enjoy! 

Jessica the Baker