Replacing vanilla with strawberry reinvents the ice-creamsandwich. Our recipe yieldsthe requisite dense, fudgy chocolate wafer; use heart-shapecookie cutters, and pierce thedough with a fork for a nostalgic look. Soften ice cream; filleach pair of cookies with agenerous layer. Serve immediately, or keep in the freezer foras long as you can resist them.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, vanilla, and sugar. Add eggs and milk, and mix until combined. Add reserved flour mixture, and mix on low speed until incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl at least once. Divide the dough in half, and shape each half into a flat disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a floured surface, sliding an offset spatula under the dough to release it every few turns of the rolling pin. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough using a variety of heart-shape cookie cutters 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter, making sure each cookie has a match to make a sandwich. Place hearts on a parchment-lined baking sheet; chill until firm, about 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator; use a fork to prick the cookies all over with holes. Bake until just firm, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet; transfer to a wire rack.

  • With the underside of half the cookies face up, spoon softened strawberry ice cream about 1/2 inch thick to cover one side. Place matching cookie on top of ice cream, top side facing out. Transfer immediately to freezer to harden; repeat with remaining cookies and ice cream. Serve directly from the freezer. Sandwiches can be kept stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 3 to 4 days.

Cook's Notes

Bottled vanilla extract may be substituted for homemade. Use any cookie-cutter shape you like to form the sandwiches.

Reviews (3)

39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2019
Great cookie dough for the ice cream sandwich
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2019
I love all your recipes
Rating: Unrated
01/16/2008
This made the most beautiful dough. Very delicious paired with vanilla yogurt ice cream.
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