This past week I made some chocolate chip cookies for an event. I decided to make a few more and turn them into ice cream sandwiches. I actually like chocolate chip cookies frozen, so adding vanilla bean ice cream just made for a delightful frozen treat on these hot summer days.
My Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
I have been using this recipe since I was a little girl…I have adapted a few things slightly over the years, but it is my favorite.
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (honestly, I never measure vanilla)
1 12oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, soda and salt together and set aside. Combine shortening, sugars and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add beaten eggs and flour mixture. Mix well. Sir in chocolate chips. Roll into balls and bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Once cookies have cooled completely. Sandwich vanilla bean ice cream in between two cookies. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Enjoy and store in freezer.