Monday, April 25, 2011

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookies


I know, I know, I just made cookies last week but I had another desire to make some today. I love making cookies. I find it a bit therapeutic. It is fun to find different takes on the cookie and try them out. Click HERE to take a look at my other cookie posts. There are hundreds and hundreds of recipes for a chocolate chip cookie but this is the first time I've come upon a recipe with this in it.


My favorite dessert in the whole world, ICE CREAM! I could eat ice cream everyday and never tire of it. I most especially love soft serve (MCDONALD'S). I found this recipe over at Picky Palate.  These cookies baked up nice and fat. I have a little trick I use when I make cookies to make them look a little bakery like. I roll them in a ball, about golf ball size, and them break the ball into two pieces. I then do a quarter turn and squish the two pieces together. This gives the surface a broken up look that when baked look very professional. The original recipe called for vanilla ice cream but I thought I would try them using Breyer's Mint Fudge Brownie ice cream. It would be fun to experiment with different types of ice cream in these cookies to see what fun tastes you could come up with. Something just popped into my head as I'm writing this. How fun would it be to sandwich a scoop of ice cream between two of these cookies? I would call them Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. That is a mouthful. Maybe instead of Muffin Monday's we should have Cookie Monday's. For those who kind of dread Monday's, this would make them something to look forward too. HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookies
Recipe Source Picky Palate

2 sticks softened butter
1 Cup granulated sugar
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 Tablespoons pure vanilla
Heaping 1/2 Cup ice cream (frozen from container) Whatever Flavor You Like
4 Cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 bag chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a stand or electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.  Add in ice cream until combined.
2.  Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl; mix.  Add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips; mix until just combined.  With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are cooked through.  Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. 

3-4 dozen cookies

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