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Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 6 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins

With all due respect to San Francisco’s iconic It’s-It, this version’s light, crisp oatmeal cookies are even more addictive. That’s why we’ve made sure you wind up with extra cookies here. If you want to use them all for ice cream sandwiches, just double the other ingredients.

 1 cup flour
 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
 1 cup granulated sugar
 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
 1 large egg
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 2 1/2 cups quick oats
 2 1/2 cups Very Vanilla Ice Cream or store-bought vanilla ice cream*, slightly softened
  Chocolate Shell
Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.

Step 3

In bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl and beater. On low speed, mix in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined, then stir in oats by hand.

Step 4

Roll dough into 23 or 24 balls (2 level tbsp. each). Arrange 6 balls on each baking sheet, 2 in. apart (remaining cookie dough balls can be frozen). Bake cookies, rotating pans halfway through, until golden brown and crisp, about 14 minutes. Let cool on pans.

Step 5

Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Set 6 cookies on sheet, bottom sides up, and center 1 scoop ice cream (about 1/3 cup) on top of each. Press down on ice cream with back of a spoon to flatten it slightly, then top with a second cookie. Freeze until hard, at least 2 hours.

Step 6

Pour room-temperature Chocolate Shell into a bowl. Working with 1 ice cream sandwich at a time, use a slotted spoon to lower it into Chocolate Shell, flipping to enrobe sandwich in chocolate. Lift out sandwich, letting excess chocolate drip off, and return to parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sandwiches and chocolate.

Step 7

Freeze sandwiches until hard, at least 1 hour or up to overnight. (If storing longer, wrap each in waxed paper and put in an airtight container.)

*If ice cream is airy, you may need as much as 4 cups, because it will collapse when measured.

Make ahead: Up to 2 months, wrapped in waxed paper and frozen airtight.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1213Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g122%

Saturated Fat 51g255%
Cholesterol 306mg102%
Sodium 462mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 120g40%

Dietary Fiber 58g232%
Protein 14g29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.