For best results, prepare sandwiches the day before serving.

Martha Stewart Living, August 1994


Recipe Summary

Makes 24


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  • Combine flour and cocoa and set aside. Melt together chocolates and butter in a medium bowl set over simmering water.Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add salt and sugar, stirring until sugar is almost completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove bowl from heat. Beat in eggs one at a time, then fold in flour mixture until well combined. Let dough cool slightly in bowl; it will be very soft. Divide into quarters and spoon onto plastic wrap. Flatten each piece of dough with a wooden spoon, wrap well, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • When dough is firm, cut each piece in half. Cover a work surface with plastic wrap. Place piece of dough on the plastic and cover with another sheet; roll out to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Keeping dough in plastic, transfer to a baking sheet; place in freezer. Repeat process until all dough is rolled out. Stack sheets of dough in freezer and chill until very firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove sheets of dough from freezer one at a time. Place on a parchment-lined work surface and peel off plastic wrap. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out dough and transfer circles to baking sheet. Work quickly to prevent the dough from becoming too soft.

  • Bake until cookies are firm to the touch, 14 to 16 minutes, turning baking sheet halfway through baking. Remove from oven and let cookies cool slightly on pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • While cookies are baking, transfer ice cream (working with one flavor at a time) to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Place ice cream in refrigerator to soften slightly, about 15 minutes. Beat ice cream on medium-high speed until soft enough to spread, about 2 minutes, or beat with a wooden spoon. Set bowl in a second bowl filled with ice. Spoon some softened ice cream onto a cookie and top with another cookie. Place sandwich in freezer and continue process. After the ice cream has hardened, wrap sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap. Chill overnight in freezer.