Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Two weeks ago was the Fourth of July.  And every single Fourth of July I make home-made ice cream.  Not that the extra work makes it taste any better.  But maybe it’s the extra love that does it.  I’m not a huge fan of ice cream in general, so I pick and choose when I indulge.  And the Fourth of July is definitely one of those days.  I don’t have my own special recipe for making ice cream.  In fact, the ice cream recipe I use is from my Cuisinart ice cream maker recipe book that came with the machine.  You really can’t go wrong with vanilla bean ice cream.  Sometimes I add chunks of cookie dough, sometimes I add chocolate chips and a dash of mint extract, but basically, the vanilla bean base is very versatile and can be made into almost any type of ice cream you desire.

Anyways, back to the ice cream sandwiches.  I found a ginormous bag of red, white and blue M&M’s at the grocery store during my weekly trip.  Patriotic M&M’s that didn’t require me to dig through other bags of M&M’s and pull out different colors.  Score!  That’s why I decided to make basic Toll House chocolate chip cookies and swap out the chocolate chips for patriotic M&M’s.  I made them a little bigger than the average cookie, sandwiched my ice cream in between and rolled in patriotic sprinkles.  Kid-and-Husband-approved!  For the win!

Look at how pretty these M&M’s are!

Anyways, the recipe I used for the ice cream can be found here:

Sooooooooo delicious!

And then I made the cookies.  From the back of the Toll House chocolate chip bag.  But also right here:

Of course I omitted the nuts and added the M&M’s.

And look at how good these bad boys turned out!