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6 gingerbread icecream sandwiches on a cooling rack

Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

From TheIncredibleBulks.com

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rest time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12 cookie sandwiches
Calories: 370kcal
Homemade vanilla ice cream gets sandwiched between soft and chewy gingerbread cookies. It's a yummy blend of Christmastime and summertime.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, room temp
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup sugar, for rolling

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 1 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cups half and half
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cookies

  • In your mixer, combine butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in egg, molasses and orange peel. Beat until blended.
  • Stir flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt together in a medium bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease 2 baking sheets (or line with silicone baking sheet). Place sugar in small bowl.
    Form cookie dough into 24 equal balls (about ***). Roll each ball in sugar and transfer to prepared baking sheet.
    Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cookies should be cracked on top, but still soft.

Ice Cream

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Pour into an Ice Cream Maker and freeze according to the maker's instructions.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Place 12 cookies onto your work surface. Make sure the flat side is facing up.
    Top each cookie with about ⅓ cup of ice cream. Spread the ice cream out evenly, but not to the very edge, leave about ¼ inch. Top the ice cream with a second cookie.
  • Place cookie sandwiches in the freezer for about 2 hours. Keep frozen until serving*.

Notes

*If you are planning on storing these in your freezer for more than a day sandwiches will need to be wrapped in order to preserve.  Allow them to freeze for 2 hours, then remove from freezer and wrap individually in plastic wrap.  Return to the freezer until ready to eat. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Sodium: 484mg | Calcium: 65mg | Sugar: 28.3g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 206mg | Cholesterol: 55mg | Calories: 370kcal | Saturated Fat: 10.1g | Fat: 18.7g | Protein: 3.7g | Carbohydrates: 48.2g | Iron: 2mg