Sunday July 19th could quite possibly be the best day of the year – for ice cream lovers, absolutely. It’s National Ice Cream Day! Many ice cream shops will be giving out free scoops, but what if you made your own? WWW.SOUTHERNLIVING.COM has a deliciously sweet recipe for how to make “Peanutty Ice Cream Sandwiches.” Depending on your preferred flavor, you can create your version.
What To Get:
- 2/3 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
- 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup finely chopped dry-roasted peanuts
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
- 1 cup coarsely chopped dry-roasted peanuts
What To Do:
- Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in oats and next 7 ingredients.
- Drop oat mixture by tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spread each dollop of cookie batter to form a 3-inch circle.
- Bake at 350° for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Swirl peanut butter into softened ice cream. Freeze 30 minutes. Scoop ice cream evenly on flat sides of half of cookies; top with remaining cookies, flat sides down. Roll sides of sandwiches in coarsely chopped peanuts. Place in plastic or wax paper sandwich bags, and freeze at least 1 hour.
- Note: Do not substitute a greased baking sheet for parchment paper. Cookies will slide and tear.