The BEST Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

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The Best Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches start with perfectly chewy cookies. Over the years, I’ve made ice cream sandwiches using many different cookies.

In the end, I simply love the way the flavor in these oatmeal peanut butter cookies adds to the overall awesomeness of this frozen treat.

Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches will disappear almost as fast as you can make them! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

I’m happy to tell you that I’ve found the cookie recipe that works perfectly every single time. This cookie recipe is adapted from my grandmother’s recipe for Monster Cookies and I suspect that it may have been YOUR grandmother’s recipe as well.

When I discovered that the Monster Cookie recipe in my best friend’s cookbook from her mom was almost the exact same recipe that my grandmother used, it became even more fun every time I made those cookies.

I love that we all have so much sentimental attachment to our family recipes.

In the past, I’ve made Monster Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches using the original recipe, but I found that with a few tweaks, it was even better.

By adapting that recipe to make it a little bit chewier and less crunchy, it freezes and softens beautifully when it is layered with ice cream.

The perfect cookie adds up to the best ever ice cream sandwiches! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Ice Cream Sandwiches

I love making ice cream sandwiches with homemade ice cream. This recipe for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream is hands down the easiest and best one you’ll ever make. For these sandwiches, I churned a batch of ice cream while I started making the cookies. Then I stashed the ice cream in the freezer while the cookies were baking and cooling. The ice cream was firm enough to assemble the sandwiches by the time the cookies had cooled.

FREEZER STORAGE TIPS: The ice cream sandwiches can be stacked in a large airtight container and they will keep well that way. They can also be wrapped individually in foil. I do not recommend storing them in zip-close or sandwich bags, they will absorb some of the plastic smell and I really didn’t like that. For what it’s worth, no one else in my family was bothered by it.

Best ever cookies + homemade ice cream = AMAZING ice cream cookie sandwiches!

Kitchen Tip: I use this scoop both to measure the cookie dough and to scoop the ice cream onto the cookies when making ice cream sandwiches.

The most popular question I get is whether it’s possible to make ice cream without a machine. The answer is YES. You can make ice cream without a machine. Find the full directions here!

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Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches will disappear almost as fast as you can make them! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

The Best Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

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Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches are a summer treat that no one can resist!
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Freeze: 3 hrs
Total Time: 22 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 ice cream sandwiches (32-36 cookies)

Ingredients 

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, or pancake syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick 1-minute oats
  • 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggs, vanilla, syrup and baking soda. Add the peanut butter and then the oats. Stir well to combine and then add the chocolate chips, mixing them in thoroughly.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet. Roll each ball of dough between your hands to make it smooth and round. (Eight cookies will fit nicely on a half size baking sheet.) 
  • Bake for approximately 12 minutes, watching closely to make sure they do not over bake. The cookies should be barely browned around the edges and just past looking wet on top. Cool on sheet for 1 minute and then remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

TO ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICHES:

  • When the cookies are completely cool, scoop 1/3 cup of ice cream onto one cookie. (I use a generous scoopful of ice cream made with the same cookie dough scoop I used to make the cookies.) Then top with a second cookie and press gently to spread the ice cream evenly between the cookies.
  • Fill all the cookie sandwiches and then place the ice cream sandwiches on a large tray in the freezer until firm. Enjoy!

Notes

FREEZER STORAGE TIPS: The ice cream sandwiches can be stacked in a large airtight container and they will keep well that way. They can also be wrapped individually in foil. I do not recommend storing them in zip-close or sandwich bags, they will absorb some of the plastic smell and I really didn’t like that. For what it’s worth, no one else in my family was bothered by it.
 
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Patty says

    Will one batch of your homemade vanilla icecream be enough for this recipe. Making these beauties Saturday ! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe.

    • Mary says

      The peanut butter is required for the structure of these cookies. However, there are oatmeal cookie recipes here on the site that should work nicely instead.

  2. Stephanie says

    Hi

    I want to try making these for my grandson’s birthday party next week. I’m confused about the oats. Are quick 1 minute oats the same thing as old fashioned oats?

  3. Dana Bynum says

    A lot of rich flavors competing here, but the peanut butter won. We found it overwhelming, and we Love peanut butter.3 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Sorry to hear you didn’t love them, Dana. They’re one of our favorites. Luckily, there are plenty of other cookie recipes that can be used for ice cream sandwiches.

  4. Elaine says

    I Love (love,love)your ice cream cookie recipe!!! I’m not sure where I went wrong but using the scoop that you use I get a much smaller batch. I reduced the size of each ball by going back and pinching off from each . Recipe yielded 12 cookie sandwiches(actually 25 cookies and I ate the extra!). My cookies were much thinner than your picture shows
    but still made a nice ice cream sandwich. I like the idea of a thicker cookie but I can’t seem to figure out why I am not getting the same yield as you. Any suggestions???5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hmmmm, I’m not sure. I will remake these this summer though and double check my measurements and yield. It’s entirely possible that I wrote something down incorrectly. I’m thrilled that you love the cookies, Elaine! Thanks for the heads up that the yield was off.

  5. noelle says

    This recipe looks wonderful. I do not ever think I have aver seen a cookie recipe without flour. Maybe that is the trick to making a good frozen cookie treat?? Thoughts??

    Thanks,
    Noelle

  6. Lily Edgar says

    Makes a great amount of cookies. The batter was very liquidity. I added some more oats and it made it a bit better. My only suggestion is, a bit more dry ingredients. But thank you for this!4 stars