I love cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies. But some occasions call for something a little more than a cookie and cookie lovers know how to turn simple cookies into dessert. You might think of ice cream sandwiches as a mid-day frozen treat but they are perfect dressed up for dessert after a casual barbecue or any family meal.
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What could be easier than two cookies sandwiched with ice cream? Here are a few tips to make the process simple and give you the results you expected.
You hardly need tools to make an ice cream sandwich but there is always some little kitchen tool that makes a job easier.
Cheese Knives – I have a few sets of tiny spreading knives sometimes called pate knives or cheese knives. I keep them in a small cup that I put on the counter for all kinds of little jobs. It encourages the single use habit and helps avoid cross contamination. These little spreaders are always a nice gift and can easily be found in kitchen stores and on Amazon:
I keep a small cup (like an Asian tea cup) of espresso spoons for all sorts of little jobs.
To go ‘gourmet’ decorate your cookie ice cream sandwiches any way you like. Kids love to express their creativity so plan to do the decorating right after dinner. Here are a few ideas:
Of course the cookie matters. Do you have a favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe yet? Below is a list of recipes to choose from so find a favourite recipe that works in your kitchen and stick with it. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic but use any favourite cookie.
If you haven’t quite mastered making gluten free cookies here is a blogpost and a podcast interview all about cookies.
The Blog Post – Tips for Making Gluten Free Cookies
The Podcast – On A Canadian Celiac Podcast episode 43 Sue Jennett interviews me about my blog post Tip For Making Gluten Free Cookies. If you’re not listening to podcasts yet give it a try. Like a modern version of radio, you can listen to what you want when you want. It’s a great way to stay up to date on all things gluten free.
Let me know in the comments below how you served your chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches and what cookie recipe you used.
Chocolate Chip Cookies made with my gluten free flour mix
These ones include teff – Chocolate Chip Cookies with Teff Flour
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza is a fun dessert but the recipe, that uses just quinoa flour, can be used to make individual cookies too.
I cut these Cappuccino Cookies into diamond shapes for a dainty treat over the holidays. For a cappuccino version of an ice cream sandwich I would cut them into larger squares or just add the flavouring to any chocolate chip cookie recipe.
|12 chocolate chip cookies (a sort-of-soft cookie works the best)|
|6 individual portion sized gluten free vanilla ice cream cups|
|GARNISH - colourful sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts or crushed candy|
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