While we're pretty sure it's much easier to just go to the store and buy ice cream sandwiches, there is something great about being able to decide exactly what type of cookie ice cream sandwich you want. As our first attempt to this slightly messy recipe, we decided to keep it simple with our homemade peanut butter cookies. Then, to keep it easy, we bought neapolitan ice cream from the store. (If you want to be ambitious, try our Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream instead of the store bought) Peanut butter and chocolate, vanilla or strawberry are all fantastic options. Be creative and don't let the ice cream melt!
If the ice cream softens too much while making the sandwiches, put the ice cream back in the freezer.
Whether strawberry or chocolate is your favorite, this recipe can please the whole family. With neopolitan ice cream, everyone can get their perfect flavor. Plus, you really can't go wrong with this peanut buttery greatness!
Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/14 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix peanut butter and butter in mixing bowl
Add 1/2 cup flour, the sugars, egg, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla. Combine thoroughly
Beat in remaining flour.
Shape dough into 1 in balls. Roll in sugar. Flatten by crisscross method.
Bake at 375 for 7 to 9 minutes.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
On parchment covered cookie sheet flatten softened ice cream. Freeze for 1 hour.
Place ice cream on cookies. Wrap in plastic wrap. If the ice cream becomes too soft place back in freezer. Once completed freeze for an additional hour.
Eat quickly once ready!