EVERYTHING COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH
I haven’t posted a recipe in a while. Partly because I’ve been real busy at work and also enjoying the best that summer has to offer. In the last few weeks, I went camping, actual camping with only a backpack and dried food, hiked for hours to get to the campsite and got eaten alive by mosquitoes, a bit like Wild, but only for like 3 days… No judging please, it was my first time backpacking. Afterwards, some friends were in town for a few days, so I took a little staycation to show them around Toronto. We went to the Beaches on a perfectly sunny day and shopped on Quest west. We devoured Bang Bang Ice Cream sandwiches on Ossington. I then decided to make my own ice cream sandwiches for some friends who came over this week-end for a little BBQ cookout. Oh em gee, we also recently got a BBQ and Jon smoked his first ribs! They turned out juicy and so flavorful. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to learn how he got it done!
Anyways, back to this recipe, these cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and salty, chewy with a slight crunch. The marshmallows also melted and transformed into caramelized deliciousness. The hickory sticks gave a hint of smokiness that went well with the smoked bourbon chocolate gelato that we got from Death in Venice and was the perfect way to top off a lovely BBQ party. The chips, pretzels, cereals and nuts can be substituted by whatever you already have at home. I hope you are having a great summer filled with ice cream sandwiches and friends get togethers.
EVERYTHING COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp finely ground coffee
1/3 cup crushed original hickory sticks
1 cup crushed corn flakes
1/3 cup crushed pretzels
1/4 cup of crushed pecans
1/3 cup rolled or instant oats
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup of butter
2 tbsp duck fat (or more butter)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
6 cups of your favorite ice cream
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and ground coffee.
- To crush the hickory sticks, corn flakes, pretzels and pecans, I placed them in the bowl of a food processor and pulsed a few times. If you don’t have a food processor you can also place the ingredients in a ziplock bag wrapped in a towel and crush them with a rolling pin. Transfer to a separate bowl and add oats, marshmallows, sesame seeds and chocolate chips. Toss to mix.
- If your butter is still cold, cut it in cubes of 1-2 cm and heat it in the microwave 10 seconds at a time until softened but not melted. Place the butter, duck fat and both types of sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a big bowl with a hand mixer. Beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and the egg and mix for 30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth and uniform.
- Add the flour mixture to the bowl and beat on low speed until there is no more dry ingredients. Top with the rest of the ingredients (hickory sticks, corn flakes, pretzels, pecans, oats, marshmallows, sesame seeds, chocolate chips) and continue mixing, still on low speed, to blend them in evenly.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the dough in the fridge for an hour, so that it can firm up and will be easier to roll into cookies.
- 15 minutes before you take the dough out, heat the oven to 350°F. Cover two baking sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper. Place 2 tbsp of dough per cookie in your hands and roll them into a ball. Place a maximum of 6 cookies per sheet. They will spread quite a lot.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the middle is set. Let them completely cool.
- Scoop 1 cup of ice cream on a cookie and top with a second one, now enjoy!
You can also assemble them before your guests arrive and keep them in the freezer, preferably wrapped in aluminum foil.
Hi! I’m Steph. Originally from Montréal, I moved to Toronto in 2015. I spend my days working at the most quaint Swedish coffee shop making cinnamon buns and adding cardamom to everything I bake. In this blog, I want to share with you recipes that remind me of home, travel stories filled with new food discoveries and the restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries I love to visit most in my new city.