When it comes to Gelato and Ice cream sandwiches, I don't think it gets much better than this double chocolate dream cookie frozen. The chocolate is absolutely wonderful and the cookie is just a perfect match! A little drizzle of a bittersweet chocolate over the top and there's the perfect dessert. Next time I will double the recipe, as these went in 60 seconds and no crumbs to be found! I wasn't sure if I would add the chocolate on top again, half loved it the other said it was over kill. You decide.
Even with the drizzled chocolate frozen they still were easy to eat and the perfect dessert I love more chocolate! Kids and Adults loved these, I just didn't make enough.
Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons shortening
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 pints of ice cream of choice
(I made homemade Gelato, Chocolate flavored)
Chocolate (a good grade like Lindt) melted to drizzle
In a large mixer bowl add the sugar, cocoa, butter and shortening, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, beating one at time, flour, salt and vanilla.
Drop onto parchment paper or silpat mat using a 2 tablespoons ( ice cream scooper or meatball scoopers works great). If you don't have one use 2 tablespoon mounds of cookie dough.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree hot oven making sure only six cookies per cookie sheet as they spread out.
Bake 15 minutes or until edges are brown, middles are still soft.
Cool completely. Loose on parchment then freeze on the cookie sheet until firm. Take frozen cookies out and place ice cream flavor of your choice ( I made homemade Gelato chocolate ice cream) that has been softened to fit each center. Top with another cookie, roll into sprinkles and freeze again. When firm you can drizzle melted chocolate over the top or leave plain. Serve immediately or re-wrap individually in wax paper.
Makes around 12 cookies that makes 6 sandwiches.
+claudia lamascolo Author