Chocolate-chip cookie ice-cream sandwiches

Chocolate-chip cookie ice-cream sandwiches
Kids can help cook these chewy American-style biscuits – use two of them to squish vanilla ice cream into a hand-held treat

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:20 mins
    • Cook:20 mins
    • Plus overnight chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 12 sandwiches or 24 cookies

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per sandwich
low insalt0.7g


  • 280g light soft brown sugar
  • 225g granulated sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 450g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 300g good-quality milk chocolate, roughly chopped into chunks
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve


  • STEP 1

    To make the cookies, tip the sugars and butter into a large bowl. Get a grown-up to help you use an electric hand mixer to blend them together until the mixture looks smooth and creamy, and a little paler in colour.

  • STEP 2

    Carefully break in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each egg and pausing to scrape down the sides with a spatula. Mix in the vanilla. (To avoid unwanted crunchy bits, get your helper to crack the eggs into a separate bowl first, then it’s easy to pick out any shell before tipping into the mixture.)

  • STEP 3

    Sift in the flour and baking powder, then mix well with a wooden spoon.

  • STEP 4

    Stir through the chocolate chunks. Use your hands to squeeze the dough together in 1 big lump, then split into 2 even pieces. Put each piece on a sheet of cling film.

  • STEP 5

    Roll each piece of dough in the cling film so that they form thick sausage shapes, then seal the ends. Put them in the fridge and chill for at least 3 hrs or overnight – can be frozen at this point.

  • STEP 6

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Take the dough rolls out of the fridge, unwrap and use a small knife to slice each one into 12 pieces, so you have 24 in total.

  • STEP 7

    Place the slices on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Ask a grown-up to put this in the oven to bake for 20 mins or until the cookies are golden brown on the edges, but still pale in the centre.

  • STEP 8

    Allow to cool slightly before lifting them onto a wire rack to cool completely. Sandwich the cookies together with ice cream and dig in!

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