Homemade Valentine’s Day Treats. Eat your heart out!
What says Valentine’s Day better than cookie ice cream sandwiches? Actually, I don’t think the two have anything to do with each other, but I’ll use any ol’ excuse to make cookie ice cream sandwiches.
If you’re in the market for a last minute homemade Valentine’s Day gift for a special someone, this will do the trick perfectly and takes no more than an hour to complete.
Here’s how to make them:
Baking the cookies:
- Start by mixing up your favorite soft and chewy cookie recipe.
- On a large cookie sheet with edges, smooth out the batter leaving about one inch from all sides (you can use a greased rolling pin if necessary).
- After baking per the recipe’s instructions, allow the cookie to cool enough so that they can be handled without falling apart. Then, using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, begin stamping out the forms. Let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack.
Ice cream sandwich assembly (make one sandwich at a time, from start to finish, so they don’t all melt on you):
- Place one cookie (top-side down) at the bottom of the cookie cutter. The cookie cutter will now serve as a mold for the entire sandwich.
- Add a scoop of ice cream inside the cookie cutter and atop the bottom cookie. Then place an additional cookie (right-side up) on top of the ice cream (this works best if the ice cream is fairly soft) and press down firmly (but not too firmly or you’ll crack the cookie!).
- Once assembled, delicately push the entire cookie sandwich out through the bottom of the cutter.
- Immediately roll the cookie sandwiches on a plate of sprinkles to coat the ice cream sides. Place cookies in a Tupperware container and place in the freezer immediately (unless, of course, you’re eating them right away…and, there’s nothing wrong with that).
You can get creative with the cookie choice—sugar cookies work great because you can etch words or symbols on the top (XOXO or LOVE) and they’ll be easier to see than on those of the chocolate chip variety. You can also use whatever “sprinkles” you desire like M&Ms, chocolate chips, red hot hearts, etc.
And the best part? Making them with the family is tons of fun—and clearly, eating them is also tons of fun. These cookies a great homemade gift that would make anyone feel super special on Valentine’s Day. Go ahead, eat your heart out!