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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

Kids will have a blast making their own ice cream sandwich creations with two freshly homemade cookies and a variety of sprinkles. While the simplicity of Premium Vanilla Bean Belfonte Ice Cream makes a perfect complement to the cookies, you can even try experimenting with different Belfonte Premium ice cream flavors for a DIY ice cream sandwich bar!

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. almond extract
2 ½ cups oatmeal, processed in a blender to make oat flour
2 cups white flour
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
12 oz. chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together butter and sugars with a mixer. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extracts. Mix in dry ingredients, combining well. Finally, add the chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes, to overnight to allow dough flavor to develop.

Form dough into golf-ball sized balls, and press slightly to flatten a bit on top. Place dough balls two inches apart on a silicone-lined baking sheet (or a greased baking sheet).

Bake at 375 degrees for nine minutes. After allowing to cool on cookie sheets for two minutes, transfer to wire racks to cool completely. It’s very important that your cookies are completely cool when you begin making your sandwiches!

To assemble ice cream sandwiches, set out a plate of cookies, ice cream and a shallow dish of sprinkles. Top a cookie with a generous scoop of Belfonte Premium Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, and press another cookie on top. Roll rim of sandwich in sprinkles, or spoon sprinkles over rim of your sandwich.