Recipe | Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

By Kiersten | Last Updated: August 15, 2012

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

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)
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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.

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Comments

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

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.

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!

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.

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