This idea for dessert for our Fourth of July party was a hit! Cookies are the easiest dessert to make, so I made two batches of my basic Oatmeal Cookies and then sandwiched them with vanilla ice cream. (The key is to underbake your cookies a bit so that they are flexible when you squeeze them together with the ice cream. I had planned to dip half of each cookie in milk chocolate ganache, but I ran out of time. There's always tomorrow…
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 bag semisweet chocolate morsels or peanut butter morsels (I made a batch of each.)
Vanilla ice cream
1. Beat butter and next 2 ingredients until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended. Add in vanilla.
2. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until combined. Stir in morsels.
3. Scoop batter onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets with a medium-size scoop; bake at 350° for 11 minutes or until done. Cool completely on a wire rack. Place a scoop of ice cream between two cookies.