Chocolate-Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Can I even possibly detail how utterly divine these ice cream sandwiches are? I’m really not sure I can. Sufficeth to say, after serving these to guests, there happened to be three leftover sandwiches that were popped back in the freezer. Within 12 hours they were gone. Disappeared. Devoured down someone’s waiting gullet. I’m not at liberty to discuss the case at this time or to speculate on who would have done such a risky thing – you know, eating three ice cream sandwiches in less than a day. But I have a pretty strong lead. And he-slash-she may be willing to admit, off the record, that it was worth every calorie. And that’s all I’ll say about that.

The dreamy detail is that the cookies manage to stay slightly chewy even after freezing (they do get a bit more firm if they are frozen for longer than 24 hours but a simple chill out on the counter for 10 minutes prior to eating will solve that problem – not that I know first hand or anything). A simple, decadent cookie recipe, filled with creamy, refreshing ice cream and you may just have one of my favorite treats of all time (cookies and ice cream) wrapped up into one cute little package.

Chocolate-Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate-Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: Makes 6-8 ice cream sandwiches

Chocolate-Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Note: You can replace the mint ice cream with just about any flavor of ice cream your little heart desires. Also, if the sandwiches have been frozen longer than 12-24 hours, a simple relaxation period on the counter for about 10 minutes prior to serving will help you and your loved ones not break a tooth on the cookies – they will soften up perfectly.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment, silpat liners or lightly grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, place the 4 ounces chocolate and the butter. Microwave on low power for one minute intervals until the chocolate and butter are melted and combined, stirring after every minute of cooking. Take care not to microwave at too high of power or the chocolate can scorch. Let the chocolate mixture cool slightly, then whisk in the brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat the mixture until it is well combined.
  3. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Add the chocolate chips and mix. Roll the dough into about 16 balls (12 to 14 if you want larger ice cream sandwiches). Roll each ball of cookie dough in the sugar. Transfer the dough balls to the prepared baking sheets, placing about 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies until they are puffed, 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Repeat with the remaining dough. When the cookies have all cooled, place them in the freezer in an airtight container until they are very cold.
  5. Remove the cookies from the freezer and working quickly, arrange half of the cookies bottom side up and top each with a small scoop of ice cream in the middle of the cookie. Top with a second cookie and press together lightly. Wrap each in plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/chocolate-mint-chip-ice-cream-sandwiches/

Recipe Source: adapted slightly from allyou.com

30 Responses to Chocolate-Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. Ohhhh, I would SO love these!

  2. Kim in MD says:

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my husband’s favorite flavor, so he would love these! My children haven’t jumped on the chocolate/mint combo yet, though I think they will as they get older. These look amazing, Mel!

  3. Belisa says:

    have u made these a couple days in advance? I will be having a party on Saturday but need to prep everything on Thurs.

  4. Emily Marie says:

    I want these!!! And I just bought mint chip ice cream! It’s meant to be – you are not so nice to my waistline, you know! ;)

  5. Mel says:

    Belisa – yes, I made them two days before I wanted to serve them. They work great, as long as you take them out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving.

  6. Janice says:

    These look delcious and a lot of fun.

  7. Did a doubletake when I scrolled by your post’s title. I found ice cream sandwich cookies the other day at a local Amish market, came home and made mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches. I saw your post was thought “I didn’t blog about that, did I???” LOL

  8. These look SO amazing. My husband hates mint-chocolate anything though! Isn’t that a crime?! I think I’d just have to make 2 versions: one with regular chocolate-chip ice cream, & one with this deliciousness. :)

  9. P.S.: Do you press the dough balls down once they’re on the cookie sheet, or do they flatten in the oven? I just made PB cookies the other day that wound up looking similar, but I had to flatten them with my palm first. Just curious.

  10. Jo@jocooks says:

    Oh my I want one!! Or two! They look so delicious. I am so craving some ice cream now.

  11. Holy cow, where have you been all my life! I’m so inspired by your recipes, your photos and your writing. Can’t wait to see more! :)

  12. Brittany C says:

    Ah, Bless you, Melanie for sharing this. I took one look and I had to make them, which worked out perfect because we have a little get together tonight and so I can’t eat them all by myself. :)

  13. I love love love recipes like this. This one kind of reminds me of your brownie cupcake/ice cream recipe (can’t remember the exact name). I love desserts that you can make before hand and then just get them out of the freezer and TA-DA…you have a wonderful dessert! I can’t wait to try these! They look divine!

  14. Mel says:

    Catherine – no, I don’t press the dough balls down. They flatten nicely on their own.

  15. Katy says:

    Oh.my.word. I made these this weekend, and almost made a brownie cookie instead. Totally glad I followed the recipe. The cookies in them selves are amazing. But paired with the ice cream and left to thaw for a minute or two, the cookie is chewy, fudgey, and divine! I highly recommend this be put on you next to bake list!

  16. Brittany C. says:

    So I made them. They did not look as beautiful and nice as yours. :( My cookies were cumbly and I think I tried to make them too big and they didn’t flatten enough. But, we just took them apart and ate one cookie with ice rather than the whole sandwich. Still tasted delicious. I will make these again, and I WILL get it right! haha

  17. Paula B. says:

    Making these right now, cookies are baking away as I write ( and keep an eye on the oven). Two of my faves: mint chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate chocolate chip cookies, brilliant! Thanks for the recipe.

  18. Analese Bell says:

    I made these for our anniversary over the weekend and they were to die for! The best part is that they aren’t too difficult. Thanks for this recipe!

  19. Andrea says:

    Made ‘em. Love ‘em. Ate ‘em.

  20. definitely one of the weirdest ice cream flavours ive heard ! lol

  21. oh shoot, wrong comment ahahaha! i had another window opened that had basil ice cream :P

    i meant to say : these look delectable!

  22. grace says:

    yes, you could replace the mint chocolate chip ice cream, but why? :)

  23. ChinaMama says:

    these we great!!!!!!!!!! i actually loved the cookie part even before i assembled the sandwiches. they reminded me of Dutch Chocolate Cookies put out by Archway Brands!!!!!!!!!! Great, recipe and thank you again………………..

  24. Kristi says:

    Melanie,
    My girls and I saw these and knew we had to make them. The cookies are in the oven as I type. They sounded perfect for a hot day like today. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! You have a very sweet family. Thanks for all your recipes! When I need something that I know will be fantastic, I always see what you have in your recipe box. Thanks a million time over, and as always, I miss seeing your smile around here!
    -Kristi J.

  25. Deb says:

    Just wanted you to know I tried these with an egg replacer and it worked!! Yay!! Way yummo.

  26. Melanie M says:

    I love mint and chocolate!! But alas, all I had was vanilla ice cream and so I added a few drops of peppermint oil into the cookie batter – It was perfect!! SO delicious!!

  27. Rachel Russell says:

    Asked kids what fav part of summer was- not camping, not lake. . . .it was THESE!!

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