I always feel giddy when I think about an ice cream sandwich. Not sure why..but it just makes me happy. And, after one too many attempts to chase down the ice cream man and missing him by mere seconds, I knew I had to learn how to make my own ice cream sandwich. I found this recipe and realized that it doesn’t even use ice cream..but..I think I might like it better that way. Shhhh…don’t tell the ice cream man. I’ll let you decide what you like best. Either way, my freezer is stock full of these bad boys. 😀
(For the cookies)
1 package devil’s food cake mix
1/2 cup oil
*Add oil and eggs to cake mix and blend together. (Mix will be stiff.)
*Roll dough into balls, (about the size of a quarter..don’t worry, they will be a bit bigger)
*Place on greased cookie sheet.
*Press down slightly on each cookie with the bottom of a glass cup or your fist. Not too hard, just enough to make it spread out a bit and is somewhat flat.
*Bake for 8 minutes.
*Remove from oven and let cool on sheet (until warm).
*Remove cookies from sheet and place on cooling rack.
Cream Cheese Filling Recipe:
1 – stick butter (1/2 cup)
1 – 8oz cream cheese, softened
3-4 cups – confectioner’s sugar (depending on desired consistency. I usually go with 3 cups)
1 – tsp vanilla extract
*Cream butter and add cream cheese and mix well. Add confectioner’s sugar slowly until you reach your desired consistency.
To assemble the cookies:
*Add about a tablespoon of filling into the center of one cookie.
*Place another cookie similar in size on top of the filling.
*Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie.
*Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream.
*Place in an air tight container or freezer ziplock bags and store in the freezer until the cream frosting is frozen.
*When ready to eat, let set out in room temperature for a few minutes to soften the cream up a bit. (about 3 minutes..remember, it’s supposed to resemble ice cream. :D)
After you make your batch, let me know how you like it. Oh..and one more thing..if you want to be really daring, you could add a little peppermint extract flavoring to the cream mixture and have a little Oreo/peppermint cookie. YUM!! One of our favorite Christmas cookies to make. 🙂