Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

This recipe comes from Three Many Cooks. I actually made these for someone that just had a baby and I have no idea if they turned out good or not.
Here's the dough before you let them settle in the freezer. I think I made the cookies too big because the recipe says it serves 10-12 and I made 6 complete sandwiches.
I let the cookies completely cool before I started to assemble. Although staring at them does not seem to make them cool faster.

Then all you do is assemble and either serve or freeze.
Here's the original recipe. Enjoy.
Makes 10 to 12 sandwiches

1/2 cup all-purpose bleached flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons butter, melted until warm but not hot
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped coarse, plus extra for sandwiches
1 pint vanilla or chocolate ice cream
Miniature chocolate chips

Mix flour and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. Mix butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Mix egg and vanilla in a small bowl. Add to peanut butter mixture; beat with a rubber spatula until smooth. Add flour mixture and peanuts; stir until well combined.

Form dough into 2-tablespoon balls and scoop onto a plastic wrap-rimmed baking sheet. Freeze until solid, about 30 minutes.

When ready to bake cookies, adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Working 6 or 7 dough balls at a time, arrange them on a parchment- or silpat-lined cookie sheet. Bake until cookies are golden, but not dark brown, about 15 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheet to firm up, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Meanwhile, form ice cream into generous 2-tablespoon balls; set in freezer until ready to assemble.

To assemble, set an ice cream ball on each of half the cookies; cap with remaining cookies and press to make a sandwich.

Roll each ice cream sandwich in peanuts or chocolate chips; return to freezer until ready to serve.

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