Monday, 18 March 2013

Cookie ice cream sandwiches

As a child I remember the long rectangular blocks of ice cream that could be sliced. I remember my mum slicing off a wedge and sandwiching it between two thin wafers. It was absolutely delicious.

I would still eat this ice cream sandwich in a heartbeat but there is nothing wrong with a little make over every now and then. 

Creamy ice cream sandwiched between two chewy cookies does not sound bad however you approach it! I had simple, but rich, vanilla ice cream so decided to pair it with a salty peanut cookie. What combination would you choose?

I am going to enter this into this months alpha bakes, for the tricky letter 'I'.

Peanut Cookies

125g Butter
100g Golden caster sugar 
75g Light brown sugar  
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla paste (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
150g Plain flour 
½ tsp baking powder
100g salted peanuts (minus the few that will inevitably jump into your mouth...)

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan. Grease and flour two baking sheets.

Melt the butter over a low heat. Add the sugars to a bowl and stir in the melted butter. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

Add the flour and baking powder and mix until almost combined. Add the peanuts and mix until thoroughly combined.

Drop spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden around the edges.

Once cool sandwich together with plenty of ice cream! I think chocolate chips will work beautifully here but its still lent so no chocolate for me. I guess I will have to make them again in a few weeks. Its a hard life!

1 comment:

  1. This has brightened up a wintery day by making me think of summer! A great idea for Alphabakes, thanks for entering!