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Bring the ice cream truck straight to your kitchen with these iconic treats

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The best ice cream sandwiches aren’t made with just ANY cookie. Ice cream sandwich cookies can turn rock-hard in the freezer — or lose all their flavor! That’s why we add water to our cookie dough: It helps the cookies stay soft in the freezer. Plus, we add brown sugar, vanilla, and salt to give them extra flavor even when they’re cold (which makes it harder to taste things!). Lastly, the mini chocolate chips guarantee that every bite has a burst of chocolaty flavor.

These ice cream sandwiches are great served plain, but you can also take them to the next level by decorating the edges! Place 1 cup mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or sprinkles in a shallow dish. At the end of Step 7, working quickly with 1 sandwich at a time, roll the edge of the ice cream in the dish, gently pressing decoration into the ice cream with your hand. If ice cream starts to melt too much, freeze sandwiches for a few minutes before decorating.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 6 sandwiches

Vegetable oil spray

2/3 cup (3 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour


1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup packed (3 1/2 ounces) brown sugar

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


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