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Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

First of all, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH (!!) for all your support and sweet comments regarding my first book signing! I will be doing a little book tour this fall and am working now to finalize the schedule before I share all the deets with y’all. I can’t wait to meet many of you then! Lots of big hugs will ensue.

But now….can we talk about that holiday happening next week? You know, the one where we all grill out, drink party drinks and watch the sky explode with sparkly fireworks? Ah yes, 4th of July is exactly one week from today and I highly recommend you make these mint chip ice cream sandwiches for dessert.

They are pretty easy to make if you plan ahead (which is why I am giving all you party planners this recipe seven days in advance). You can really make these ice cream sandwiches three days before the party and keep ’em in the freezer, preferably hidden from both yourself and your loved ones. Preferably behind the frozen spinach and peas. Preferably hidden by someone you care about, who cares about you, who does not like ice cream.

I don’t know a person like that though, do you?

The cookie is just a simple chocolate cookie, the same cookie, in fact, that I used when I made chocolate covered mint oreos a few years ago. Because of that, these taste like ice cream stuffed oreos instead of traditional ice cream sandwiches. But is there anything wrong with that?! I think not.

You don’t need a fancy ice cream sandwich cookie cutter either! Oh no, you don’t. I just used the bottom of a box of pancake mix. It worked like a dream.

Then… know the drill! Fill with lots of ice cream. I used mint chocolate chip since it’s my favorite but, really, you can use whatever your little heart desires.

Do you know how hard it is to photograph ice cream at 9:30 in the morning and stuff your face? I don’t. Because I did. Stuff my face, that is. A lil’ morning ice cream never hurt anyone!

Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

makes about 8 ice cream sandwiches (recipe can be doubled for a crowd!)

Print this recipe!


1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

mint chocolate chip ice cream (or ice cream flavor of choice)


Cream together the butter and sugar until combined. Add egg and continue beating until smooth.

In another bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk well and then add to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.

Wrap dough up in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

When you’re ready, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Remove dough from fridge and roll out on a floured surface to 1/4″ thick. Using the bottom of a cereal box (or an actual rectangular cookie cutter), carefully cut out rectangles of dough. Place on a silpat or parchment paper-lined sheet tray and prick all over with a fork. Bake for 9 minutes then immediately transfer to a plate to cool.

Cool cookies completely before prepping ice cream sandwiches. You may make your cookies two days ahead of time and keep covered in plastic wrap at room temperature until ready to fill.

Let your ice cream soften a bit before filling sandwiches. You can do this as neatly or as messily as you like. Then, place ice cream sandwiches in the freezer for an hour to harden completely.



3 hours (includes time to chill, cool and harden in freezer)


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  • Katrina
    June 27, 2012 at 3:30 am

    This sounds fabulous. Making homemade ice cream sandwiches is so fun!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    June 27, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Love this! I love that you made your own cookies, but then used store-bought ice cream. I don’t have an ice cream maker, so I would need to do the same thing! πŸ™‚

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    June 27, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I would stand NO chance against these ice cream sandwiches!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    June 27, 2012 at 4:35 am

    I haven’t had an ice cream sandwich in forever! Red velvet ice cream in thise little babies? That’s my vote!

  • Annie @ What's Annie Making?
    June 27, 2012 at 4:42 am

    I need these in my life (and stomach) right now!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • DessertForTwo
    June 27, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Lovely, as always! πŸ™‚

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    June 27, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Yumm! Ice cream sammies were one of my favourite summer treats as a kid. We’re also celebrating up here in Canada, but a little earlier than you guys. This weekend is the Canada Day long weekend, and I think this recipe will be just perfect for the celebrations! πŸ™‚

  • Rachel Cooks
    June 27, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Oh yum. Love everything about these!

  • Ali @ Gimme Some Oven
    June 27, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Eeeee! Mint ice cream is my FAVORITE ever since I was a little kiddo! These look like the perfect treat for summer. πŸ™‚

  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep
    June 27, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Those look SO good… and I loveeeee Mint Chocolate Chip.

  • Kelly
    June 27, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Impressive! Really. I would never think to make my own ice cream sandwiches!!

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    June 27, 2012 at 5:43 am

    These look fantastic! Love ice cream sandys!

  • Mary
    June 27, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Great idea! Ice cream sandwiches are my all time favorite dessert. I’d take one any day over a fancy mousse or cheesecake. A homemade one sounds just divine. Think I’ll give these a shot for a party I’m hosting this weekend!

  • Jolene J.
    June 27, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Yum Jenna! These look great! Just wondering, is there any substitute for the egg? I have a dairy and egg allergy…figured I could substitute Earth Balance for the butter and use TJ’s coconut Ice Cream, but have no idea for the egg? Maybe a flax egg? Any suggestions would be great! πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

  • Minerva
    June 27, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Looks so yummy! Love the ice cream flavor you chose πŸ˜‰

  • Lee
    June 27, 2012 at 6:27 am

    These look amazing and perfect for the Fourth of July! Please try to come to DC on your fall book tour – I’d love it!

  • AJ
    June 27, 2012 at 6:27 am

    These look delicious! Mint chocolate chip ice cream has been my favorite for as long as I can remember!

    Looking forward to more deets about the book tour (I’ll keep my fingers crossed that DC or somewhere in NoVa is on the list!) πŸ™‚

  • Cait's Plate
    June 27, 2012 at 6:30 am

    I knew when I saw this on Instagram it was gonna be a good one! Looks delicious πŸ™‚

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    June 27, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Oh, I couldn’t agree more! Ice Cream in the morning is a VERY good idea.
    Love the way you styled and photographed this shot Jenna! Cheers.

  • Allyn
    June 27, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Yes please and thank you!
    So Delicious makes a coconut milk ice cream that’s insanely good, so I could even make these for my dairy allergic husband! Wini!

  • domonique @ a bowl full of simple
    June 27, 2012 at 6:54 am

    These look so yummy! I like dipping the sides in sprinkles! red, white and blue ones would be so fun. thanks for the easy recipe! can’t wait for the new book.

  • Lindsey @ Family Food Finds
    June 27, 2012 at 6:54 am

    These look great! I was thinking about making ice cream sandwiches since I just started making my own ice cream. I think I am going to roll the outside edge of the ice cream and red or blue sprinkles so they are super-festive! Thanks for the great cookie recipe!!

  • Becky A. Johnson
    June 27, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Yum! Now I want to make these instead of doing my work today.

  • Jill
    June 27, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Mmm… perfect for the 4th, I believe!!

  • Lily O' Dare @ Candied-Life
    June 27, 2012 at 7:20 am

    this recipe reminds me of my sister! love this, want this!

  • Christina @ The Pastry Posts
    June 27, 2012 at 7:31 am

    These look wonderful! Can’t wait to try them! By the way, I LOVE your blog! I just “discovered” it from another site a few days ago and I’ve been spending so much time on it! You are fantastic!

  • Corrie Anne
    June 27, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Bottom of a pancake box. Love that!!! Perfect summer treat.

  • Charlotte Marie
    June 27, 2012 at 7:56 am

    My husband would LOVE these. Thanks for the post! And congrats on your book signing – very exciting!

  • Allison S
    June 27, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Even without the cookies, TJ’s mint chip (and their coffee) ice cream is a HUGE win… but as sandwiches! I know what I’ll be making for my next bbq!!

    June 27, 2012 at 8:20 am

    ice cream sandwiches are the perfect summer treat! and you really can’t go wrong with TJ’s mint chocolate chip.

  • Elisabeth
    June 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

    These look delicious! (Especially with the mint chip – one of my fav flavors πŸ˜‰ )

  • Moni Meals
    June 27, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Nice, I’ve never made homemade ice cream sandwiches and you certainly have me inspired to do so this summer. πŸ™‚ Great recipe. By the way, I think it’s so great what you’re doing with the organization- you are just awesome.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    June 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Oohh these look delicious!!! Can’t wait for the fall tour deets! Any chance you’re coming to Illinois?

  • Jacqueline
    June 27, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I love how you can make these in advance!! And I totally think ice cream for breakfast is fine! It’s one of my favorite parts of visiting my grandparents’ house – they always give me a huge bowl for my last morning there!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    June 27, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Oh my goshhhhh, these would have been all three meals the day *I* made them! πŸ™‚ They look scrumptious, and perfect for Fourth of July.

    By the way…I hope you’ll be making a NYC stop! We’d love to have you. πŸ™‚

  • Liz@The Intrepid French Learner
    June 27, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Yum… delicious and easy. My husband is obsessed with mint chocolate chip ice cream, so I might have to try these out for him.

    As for me… I’m on a kale detox (not quite, but I’m eating a ton of kale) after consuming large quantities of poutine in MontrΓ©al last weekend. Have you had poutine? You should make it for the blog. πŸ™‚ Fries, gravy, cheese curds, and sometimes, other toppings (my favorite is green peppers, onions, and bacon….)

    You could make an artisan version or something, like what one Boston restaurant blasphemously served… veal gravy and farmer’s cheese with hand-cut frites. Poutine really shouldn’t be that frou-frou (so don’t really make an artisan version… the original is comfort food at its best.)

  • Dennis Blair @ Fort Collins Personal Trainer
    June 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I love ice cream sandwiches! Don’t tell my clients. πŸ™‚ Great recipe!

  • Marissa@ohhhsolovely
    June 27, 2012 at 9:57 am

    it is so hot where i live right now…these look perfect for a day like today!

  • Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables
    June 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

    ahhh these look so beautiful and delicious! I love ice cream sandwiches.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    June 27, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Jenna they look awesome and I think any cookie that you can make at home that tastes like an Oreo get a big A+ !

  • Caroline L.
    June 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

    These look so fun and delightful! Love mint chip and the sandwich part of it looks amazing!

  • Liz
    June 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

    It’s over 100 degrees in Des Moines, IA today – these look like the perfect afternoon snack!

  • Gillian G.
    June 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Mint chocolate chip is my absolute favorite too. YUM.

  • Becky
    June 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    These look amazing! I love your creativity!

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    June 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Simple and to the point. Love it!

  • Emily @Emily's Olives
    June 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    OMG! These look AMAZING!!! I would deifnitely eat them all before anyone else had a chance to try them!

  • Julia {The Roasted Root}
    June 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    These definitely are perfect for the 4th! it’s awesome that you can make the sandwich part out of chocolate cookie dough – I had no clue! These look fun to make and delicious to eat! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah
    June 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    holy yum! this looks so good! πŸ™‚
    when i was in italy, my italian cousins took us out for gelato at 10:00 AM! although it was a bit early for me (and i’m a hugeee sweet fan), i still managed to get it all down πŸ˜‰

  • Katy
    June 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Yum these look so great!

  • Grace (My Spare Oom)
    June 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Those. Just. Rocked. My. World. And dang it…I was going to go gluten free for a few weeks. (And fast from desserts. Boo.) Looks fabulous, Jenna!

    P.S. Nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Details on my blog (if you’d like to play along). πŸ™‚

  • Jess
    June 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream for breakfast!? I’ll take it! πŸ˜‰ These look delicious – congratulations on the book signing!!!

  • Liz @ Southern Charm
    June 28, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Precious idea!! LOVE this one!! …. and I think I may have to bust it out for the 4th πŸ˜‰

  • Riley
    June 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

    This looks like a great ice cream sandwich! Just in time for summer!

  • luv what you do
    June 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Mint ice cream sandwiches were my absolute favorite in elementary school. I never thought to make my own, but this recipe looks amazing! Perfect for these 100 degree days!

  • Beth
    June 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Made these yesterday for my boys and their friends (and me). They did not turn out quite as pretty as yours but they were delicious. It is HOT in Alabama and these hit the spot. I used vanilla ice cream because that is what was in my freezer. I know they would be even better with mint choc chip because that is one of my favorites. The dough seemed a little dry and cracked while I was rolling it out. Maybe I was a bit heavy handed on the flour. It was still delicious and I will be making them again. I just wrapped the left over ones in wax paper to store in the freezer. Great grab and go treat for the kids.

  • Maddy
    June 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Holy smokes Batman. I need to make these!

  • robin zacharuk
    July 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Made these and served them for Canada day…rave reviews from the family. Made the in round cookies by forming a ball and flattening it out as the dough was not rolling out cooperatively. Thank You!

  • Kim
    July 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, those look delicious!! Mint chocolate chip is my favorite flavor, too.

  • Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    July 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    What a gorgeous recipe! πŸ™‚

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