Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich

Beat the heat with these family-friendly treats. Follow our easy tips for making an irresistible chilly indulgence.
  • Size right: Use an ice cream scoop to portion the dough evenly—uniform cookies make prettier sandwiches.
  • Take the temperature: Start with well-cooled cookies and slightly softened ice cream.
  • Get the scoop: Instead of big balls of ice cream, form flatter, more disklike mounds with a serving spoon.
  • Be creative: Pair plain sugar cookies with an unusual ice cream flavor, or put vanilla ice cream between two different types of cookies.
  • Sweeten up: Spread a thin layer of caramel, butterscotch or chocolate sauce on a cookie before sandwiching with ice cream
  • Roll with it: Garnish the sandwiches by coating the sides with chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips or toasted coconut.