I probably should have posted about this recipe back when I made them but there is still technically 2 more weeks of summer right. Well if you don't get to try them this summer make sure you pin them for next summer cause they are delicious!!! I originally got the recipe from Annies Eats; I didn't follow it to a tea because I bought the ice cream (it was on sale) but I did make the cookie and follow most of the directions.
First you start out by mixing up the cookie dough
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, vegetable oil and brown sugar. Beat on medium speed until combined. Blend in the eggs one at a time, and the vanilla extract until smooth. In a separate bowl combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt; whisk to blend. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix just until incorporated and a soft dough forms. Gather the dough into a disc, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 1 hour.
After one hour you can preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with Parchment paper (which you can buy at the dollar store). Roll the dough out ( ~ 1/4 inch thick) on a lightly floured surface. Use any cookie cutter you want the shape of your sandwiches to be. I used a rolled circle that I use for biscuits. Once you cut your circles transfer them onto the prepared baking sheet. Gather and re-roll until your sheet is full.
To make them look more like the originally ice cream sandwich use a skewer to make a dotted pattern on the cookies.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack.
Now the fun part to assemble your sandwiches. I had bought Chapmans ice cream and it comes in block form like this, so I opened the box up carefully and starting cutting the ice cream
When I sliced the ice cream it fell over like so and I used the same biscuit cutter to cut out the ice cream.
Next I used a spatula to transfere the ice cream onto one cookie and then placed another cookie on the top and put onto a cookie sheet to be put into the freezer to freeze.
Once frozen I wrapped them up individually with saran wrap and put back into the freezer. They were very delicious...tasted just like the real thing.