Father’s Day was a few weekends ago. It was the first Father’s Day for my husband, Sté. He likes to keep things simple when it comes to gifts and celebrations. He loves anything made from the heart. Oh, and cookies. He loves cookies. He’s my cookie monster. So I asked my hubby what special treat he wanted me to make him, his answer was simple: Triple Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!
A delicious, soft triple chocolate cookie is the foundation to the summertime treat. It’s a cookie that is great on its own with a tall glass of cold milk. But if you put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in between two of these bad boys, the results are mind-blowing!
I made a batch and while they cooled, I headed to the store to get some ice cream. I was so excited to find some local ice cream, Farquhar’s from Manitoulin Island. Every year, we head up to Manitoulin and get some of this ice cream. It added a little special, sentimental touch. It was the perfect touch for Sté’s Father’s Day gift.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl and then blend together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
- Add the baking soda and the salt.
- Using a sifter, sift the cocoa powder into the batter and mix. Cocoa powder tends to clump so this is a really good step to make the dough smoother
- Add the flour in small amounts.
- Add the chocolate chips and white chocolate chips in small amounts (about 1/2 cup) until evenly distributed.
- Drop the cookies onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet using either a cookie scoop or a teaspoon.
- Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes. These cookies are tricky since they are dark and therefore don’t really get golden. If the edge lifts off easily and isn’t sticky then they are done. You want them to be on the soft side. Too crunchy and they’ll be too hard once they spend a few minutes in the freezer.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely
- Remove the ice cream from the freezer. You want it to be very soft but not runny.
- Take 2 cookies and place a large scoop of ice cream in the middle. Push down slightly to flatten. Place on the wax-paper-covered baking sheet. You’ll want to work quickly to get the done before the ice cream gets too runny.
- Place the completed sandwiches in the freezer for 10 mins to allow them to fully set.
- Remove from the freezer, serve and enjoy!