Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

In my seemingly never ending quest to find the perfect cookies for ice cream sandwiches, I came across this amazing combo: strawberry ice cream & shortbread cookies. These sandwiches are so good. You will want to eat 100 of them. Surprisingly, they are only 150 calories per sandwich! So, knowing this, I ate three of them. Oops?

I have decided shortbread cookies will be my third cookie for my wedding ice cream sandwiches. I’m going to make two versions – one with strawberry ice cream and one with chocolate ice cream. I can’t wait. I think I might have to make extra sandwiches just to account for the quantity I will be eating by myself. They say the bride never eats on her wedding day, and I feel like that just won’t be the case for me. If it is, I’m going to have a stash of these in my room for my own little after party. Trust me, they are that good.

Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

They are also crazy easy to make. The Shortbread Cookie recipe I used has 4 ingredients. That’s it! I like this one better than the one I made previously for my cookie project because this dough rolls out better than the other. I need to be able to make a million circles in the dough and easily remove them. This dough was perfect for that. The cookies also taste great when frozen – another bonus. I quartered the original recipe since 18 cookies (my yield) is already too many. I think if there were 72 shortbread cookies in my house I would probably end up in a sugar induced coma.

If you haven’t’ already begun making the cookies by now, you should probably start. Enjoy!

 

Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 18 cookies / 9 sandwiches

Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 c softened strawberry ice cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together butter & sugar.
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Add flour, and mix in well.
  • Roll out the dough on to a floured surface. The dough should be about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough in to your desired shape.
  • Place your cookies on a silpat or parchment lined pan.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Put the cookies in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Scoop about 1 oz of ice cream on to the back side of one of the cookies.
  • Take another cookie and press it down on the scoop.
  • Use a knife to even out the edges.
  • Roll in sprinkles if you desire.
  • Eat!
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Strawberry Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches