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Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream SandwichesI love ice cream. Maybe I love ice cream a little too much. In the Type A Housewife household, we have a little something called the ice cream card. Whenever I have a particularly rough work day, I say to my husband, “I’m using my ice cream card tonight!” And then we get ice cream. Because really, doesn’t ice cream make everything better? Doesn’t it? It does.

Unfortunately, now that I’m trying to eat better, the ice cream card had to be retired. If I want ice cream, it’s gonna be a reasonable portion. Enter: Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Oh yes, they sound terribly decadent, but the chewy chocolate chocolate chip cookies weigh in at a mere 80 calories each. And the ice cream is the low-fat, low-calorie kind. The crushed candy canes? Well, that’s just a little dusting of peppermint-y goodness! Just a little bit! So compared to a brownie sundae or ginormous waffle cone, these ice cream sandwiches are pretty guilt-free. You don’t even need to use your ice cream card on them.

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Festive ice cream sandwiches made with chewy chocolate cookies, peppermint ice cream, and broke candy cane pieces.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 15 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips
  • cooking spray
  • 2 c. slow-churned peppermint or vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 c. broken candy cane pieces (about 6 candy canes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and whisk until combined and any lumps are broken up. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together using a mixer on high speed. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined. Set mixer to low speed and slowly add flour mixture. Beat until just combined and fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop tablespoons of batter two inches apart onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes or until set. (Don’t overbake or the cookies won’t be chewy!) Cook on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then finish cooling on wire racks.
  4. Put broken candy cane pieces on plate or in shallow dish. Spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of ice cream onto one cookie and press another cookie onto the top. Roll edges of sandwich in candy cane pieces. Freeze immediately.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly
    December 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

    These sound amazing! This just goes to show you can enjoy ice cream year round!

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      December 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      OMG, I would never let the fact that it’s winter keep me away from ice cream. 🙂 And living down here, it doesn’t really feel like winter anyway!

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    Audrey
    December 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Forget the ice cream, I want cookies where eating 5 of them is not 100 calories but only a few hundred 🙂 Oh…did I really admit that I’ll eat 5 cookies in one sitting? LOL

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      The Type A Housewife
      December 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      The low-cal cookies are always either teeny-tiny or they taste awful! I’ve just started making my own and I freeze them right away, so I’m not tempted.

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    Grumpy Grateful Mom
    December 9, 2011 at 1:38 am

    It’s almost midnight and I just happen to be eating ice cream while I’m reading this! Those look divine! Though I would need my ice cream card because I could probably eat about three. I’ve fallen off the slightly healthier wagon this week, but back on tomorrow…mostly.

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      The Type A Housewife
      December 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      Ha! I could eat three too. They are really good. 🙂 I’m back on the healthy wagon, but with the holidays coming up, I’m sure I’ll be derailed soon enough. Er, I guess wagons don’t have rails. But you know what I mean!

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    ElfRenee
    December 9, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Yumm, I would love these!!

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    BKWilliams
    December 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Peppermint ice cream is my very favorite. Our Braum’s store has it seasonally and I get my fill every year! With your recipe I can have it all year! Thanks for sharing.

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      The Type A Housewife
      December 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      I really wish more places would have peppermint ice cream year-round! They always have mint chocolate chip, but that’s just not the same–it’s not minty enough. In a pinch, stirring crushed starlight mints into vanilla ice cream is a pretty good substitute.

  • Reply
    Julie
    December 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Peppermint ice cream is my favorite (second is bubble gum)! And smashed between chocolate cookies, I’m drooling!!

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      December 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      I love bubble gum ice cream too! My husband thinks I’m crazy–“The gum is hard! How is that enjoyable? And then you have to spit it out!” Still love it, though. 🙂

  • Reply
    Val
    December 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Yum! I’ll bet you could try making trhese with stevia and REALLY cut more calories out. I haven’t baked with it yet… have you?

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      December 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Actually, I received stevia to review here. I’ve been experimenting with it in different ways & I’m planning on posting a recipe on Monday. 🙂

  • Reply
    Matt @ FaveDiets
    December 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my holiday recipes Blog Hop. Enter it for a chance at a Wilton Pre-Baked Gingerbread Tree Kit! http://bit.ly/vbyp71

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    Shop with Me Mama
    December 10, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Oh my goodness those look so yummy!!!

  • Reply
    Alison
    December 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Wow these look soooo good… Mmmm. Hunter doesn’t like peppermint though. More for me then!

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      December 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      I never liked peppermint when I was a kid either. I think it’s one of those flavors that you grow into?

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    Jenn @therebelchick
    December 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    WOWZA. These look incredible!!

  • Reply
    Anne
    December 11, 2011 at 9:02 am

    These look great!

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    Shoshanna Lee
    January 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Wow, this combination is killer! They will vanish in my house within minutes LOL.

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