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Ice Cream Sandwich Party!

Ice Cream Sandwich Party!

My wonderful husband threw me a dessert party for my birthday. I like cake, but it is not my favorite dessert. If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you know I have a cookie obsession!! So we decided to have an ice cream sandwich party with homemade cookies!! I know it sounds childlike, but I am a kid at heart:)

We had three kinds of cookies for our guests to choose from. Josh made the most amazing chocolate chip cookies. I made the peanut butter cookies, since Josh is allergic, and we made chocolate sugar cookies. All of them were fabulous!

The PB cookies I made only have 5 ingredients! They are super easy to make and are full of peanut butter flavor, no other butter is involved. I used chunky PB because I like a little crunch with my super soft cookie! The chocolate sugar cookies are perfect for ice cream sandwiches. They spread out nicely and have a deep chocolate intensity to them! And click above for the chocolate chip recipe, they are the perfect chocolate chip cookie. A true classic!

We had vanilla and mint chocolate chip ice creams to go with the cookies. To make the party even more fun, we had candy toppings that our guests could roll their cookies in. We went with Andes mints, mini M&M’s, toffee bits, and Reeses’ pieces.

We had a blast making ice cream sandwiches! I love that our guests could make their own creations!! I sampled a bite of each and they were all delightful!

It was a great party! I highly recommend doing an ice cream sandwich party! It was a blast! Thanks Joshua for an extra special birthday!!

Big Time Peanut Butter Cookies

Adapted from The Weekend Baker

1 1/3 cups crunchy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup all purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment or Silpats.

Combine peanut butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a standard mixer. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Add the egg and vanilla until well blended. Pour in the flour and beat on low, just until combined.

Scoop rounded balls and place them on the lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Flatten with a fork for the traditional PB design. Bake cookies one sheet at a time, for about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Adapted from Retro Desserts

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room- temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg

Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375 degrees.

In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.

Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.

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59 Responses to “Ice Cream Sandwich Party!”

  1. The Short (dis)Order Cook — February 10, 2009 @ 7:22 am

    What a fun idea for a party. I’ve done “make your own sundae” parties, but this is even more original than that. Very cool.

    I must try those chocolate sugar cookies. The look so nice and chocolatey. If the color is any indication, it looks like the chocolate flavor is pretty intense.

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  2. Spryte — February 10, 2009 @ 7:25 am

    What a cool idea! That looks like so much fun! And they all look so yummy!

  3. ttfn300 — February 10, 2009 @ 7:25 am

    what a great idea hubby had :) so much fun!!

  4. Katherine Aucoin — February 10, 2009 @ 7:26 am

    Looks like a wonderful time!

  5. Balance, Joy and Delicias! — February 10, 2009 @ 7:28 am

    delicious and fun party!!! I wish I had a cool friend like you! e
    everything looks scrumptious! 😀

  6. Culinarywannabe — February 10, 2009 @ 7:41 am

    What a great idea! The cookies all look amazing! I’ve never made chocolate sugar cookies – I’m very excited about them!!

  7. Meg — February 10, 2009 @ 7:45 am

    What fun! Thanks for sharing all the recipes! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  8. Maria — February 10, 2009 @ 7:51 am

    Short Disorder Cook- The chocolate flavor is intense, make sure you use dutch processed cocoa!

    Spryte- Thanks! It was a fun party!

    ttfn300- Josh is a great hubby:)

    Katherine- It was a good time!

    Balance Joy and Delicias- You are my friend! Come over anytime:)

    Culinarywannabe- Let me know if you try the chocolate cookies!

    Meg- It was a great birthday, thanks!

  9. Donna-FFW — February 10, 2009 @ 8:06 am

    What an awesome idea. Looks like you all had a blast. The cookies all look delicious!!

  10. 5 Star Foodie — February 10, 2009 @ 8:21 am

    Looks like so much delicious cookie and ice cream fun!

  11. stephchows — February 10, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    what a great idea!! Happy birthday!!!

  12. Pam — February 10, 2009 @ 8:52 am

    How fun! I am glad you had a great birthday bash – love the ice cream cookie sandwiches.

  13. Katrina — February 10, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    What a great birthday party idea. We’re not big on cake here either and usually do ice cream sundaes. I love this idea with cookie sandwiches. The boys (and adults) would love this, especially rolling them in different toppings.

  14. Reeni♥ — February 10, 2009 @ 10:00 am

    I love it!! What a delicious idea!

  15. Julie Pia — February 10, 2009 @ 10:22 am

    Hey Maria,
    Your husband sounds like a keeper. What a fun birthday party. I’ll be back often. You are too cute! loves…

  16. April — February 10, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    So very sweet of him!! What a great party!

  17. Colleen — February 10, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    What a great idea! They all look super-delicious!

  18. Flourchild — February 10, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

    Man what a great idea! I wonder if my 16 year old would like this for her up coming bday! I will have to ask her..great pictures!

  19. The Blonde Duck — February 10, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

    I don’t think it’s childish! I’m jealous! Le sigh.

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  20. Maria — February 10, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

    Julie- Thanks for visiting!

    Flourchild- I think this would be fun for your daughter’s birthday! Everyone loved making their own sandwiches!

  21. Deborah — February 10, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

    What a great idea!! They all sound and look so delicious. I hope it was a wonderful birthday!

  22. Lisa magicsprinkles — February 10, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    You have such an amazing life – good friends, family, food, parties and happiness! Hope the rest of your years are filled to overflowing with goodness.

  23. Maria — February 10, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

    Deborah- It was a wonderful birthday! Thanks!

    Magic Srpinkles- I do have an amazing life. I am very blessed! Thank you!

  24. Michele — February 10, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

    I made the chocolate chip cookies yesterday. Yum! I will have to try the p.b. ones today. Thanks for the great ideas.

  25. Terry & Dennis Macri — February 10, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

    I want to have a party like that…great idea.

    I am planning on having a girls craft night, that would be a great idea for a little snack. Thank you for posting it.

  26. Maria — February 10, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

    Michele- I am glad you liked the choc. chip cookies!!

    Terry- Let me know if you do the ice cream sandwich party for craft night! Sounds fun!

  27. Brilynn — February 10, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

    A dessert party sounds like a great way to celebrate! Happy belated!

  28. Beth — February 10, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

    Great idea – glad you had a great time x

  29. jesse — February 10, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    Hahaha, that is an awesome idea for a party!!! And happy belated birthday to you!

  30. Live.Love.Eat — February 10, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    It looks like you had a very sweet and awesome party! What an awesome idea!!! You guys are going to live a very happy and fun life together!!!!

  31. Manggy — February 10, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

    Omigosh, that looks amazing! I don’t think I would have ever been able to stop returning! :)

  32. Erica — February 10, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

    sooo much fun! Chocolate sugar cookies sound like heaven to me! Glad you had a blast- cute pics

  33. Natashya — February 10, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    I have had make your own sundae parties but not make your own ice cream sandwiches – what a great idea! My family will love this.

  34. Clumbsy Cookie — February 10, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

    What an awesome idea!!! I want to have an ice cream sandwich party now!!!

  35. Maria — February 10, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

    Yes, party away everyone! It was so much fun from start to finish!

  36. Aggie — February 10, 2009 @ 5:15 pm

    Wow, how fun!! What a great idea…I have to look away now, just had a healthy salad for dinner and I’m getting some cravings after seeing your desserts!! 😉

  37. Gabe's Girl — February 10, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    What a wonderful idea. Simple but special and fun!

  38. Heather — February 10, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

    hmmm. i think my favorite is the M&M crusted one, although i'm not sure… they all look SO tempting!

  39. Selba — February 10, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

    Kids would love this kind of ice cream! Uhmmm… I guess, adult also, hehehe…

  40. Melissa — February 10, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    What an awesome idea!! I love it!

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