in my continuous search for mini desserts...
i was suddenly inspired this past weekend.
i was in the middle of making regular chocolate chip cookies...
when all of a sudden...
mini ice cream cookie pop anyone?
aren't they adorable?!
i mean seriously!!
this is the perfect summer treat!
keep a stash of these tucked in the freezer for the kids...
and you've got a quick...
the perfect blend of cookie and ice cream...
all on a convenient stick...
or no stick at all...
either way works.
just be sure to make plenty...
these "cool" little treats are going to fly like "hotcakes"...
WHAT YOU NEED:
chocolate chip cookie recipe (or use mine)
ice cream (i used what we already had - chocolate chip)
cookie sheet or jelly roll pan FOR THE ICE CREAM (must be able to fit in your freezer)
something with sides is GREAT to help achieve a nice edge
cookie sheet for the cookies
1.5" round cookie cutter (or round cutter slightly smaller than the size of your baked mini cookies)
WHAT YOU DO:
take out ice cream from the freezer so it can start getting soft
line cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with wax paper (this is for the ice cream)
prepare chocolate chip cookie dough according to recipe...
BUT...replace regular chocolate chips with mini chocolate chips.
form teeny tiny dough balls with your hands & bake on a separate cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes shorter than your normal baking time.
when your first batch of cookies are done and cooling completely...
scoop out softened ice cream onto your prepared, wax paper-lined pan.
smooth out the ice cream with a rubber spatula.
the end result should be a flat 3/4" thick layer of ice cream
cover with wax paper and place in freezer.
continue baking the rest of your cookies.
once all cookies have cooled completely...
save yourself some time by pairing up mini cookies for the final process of "sandwiching" with ice cream.
remove prepared ice cream from freezer.
PREPARE TO WORK QUICKLY
cut a circle of ice cream with round cookie cutter...
remove from wax paper.
place on one mini cookie.
insert lollipop stick. (squish down just a bit)
sandwich together with 2nd cookie.
repeat with about 3-4 more cookies and then place those in the freezer. (i put mine into a gallon sized ziploc freezer bag).
continue to work until the ice cream becomes too soft.
replace ice cream in freezer until it's hardened back up.
repeat process until all cookies have been transformed! *wink*
happy wednesday everyone!
it's been a super busy week.
can't wait to share with you my latest projects.
looking forward to having a new dishwasher delivered today! *wink*
KEEPING IT REAL
notice i didn't suggest making these little mini ice cream cookie pops for your next dessert table?
these really are only sensible for grabbing out of the freezer and eating immediately.
if you are up for the challenge, by all means i won't discourage you.
but trust me.
they begin melting so fast I imagine it would be a disaster if you tried displaying them at your next dessert buffet.
don't believe me?
go back up and look at the very first photo.
notice the ice cream pop in the very back?
you can see the ice cream cookie has started to slide down the stick...
see the stick poking up through the top?
i could've left the photo off of the post...
but c'mon people...let's keep things real! *wink*