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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients

Makes 24

* 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
* 1/2 cup cocoa powder
* 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
* 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 1 1/2 cups sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 tablespoon milk
* 2 to 2 1/2 pints strawberry ice cream, slightly softened

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, vanilla, and sugar. Add eggs and milk, and mix until combined. Add reserved flour mixture, and mix on low speed until incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula at least once. Divide the dough in half, and shape each half into a flat disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface; use an offset spatula to unstick the dough every few turns of the rolling pin. Roll dough to an 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough using a variety of heart-shaped cookie cutters from 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter, making sure there is a top and bottom cookie for each sandwich. Place hearts on a parchment-lined baking sheet; chill until firm, about 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator; use a fork to prick holes all over the surface of the cookies. Bake until firm, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

3. Using half the cookies, spoon softened strawberry ice cream about 1/2 inch thick on each underside. Place matching cookie on top of ice cream, top-side facing out. Transfer immediately to freezer to harden; repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve directly from the freezer. Sandwiches can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 3 to 4 days.

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  1. **Tati ** 83 months ago | reply

    meu deus menina!! vc quer me matar duplamente né?!
    primeiro esse monte de gostosuras.
    depois essa comemoração antecipada do dia dos namorados... as solteiras (como eu) sofrem com isso viu ?! hehe

    bjinhos

  2. Cores e s@bores/(By Cleo) [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

    Ai meu Deus, pára com isso Claudia!!!!
    Vivo de dieta e só de olhar já engorda!!!!
    Besitos

  3. Arteando 83 months ago | reply

    Que coisa mais fofa Clau! E deve ficar delicioso também né? :)
    Um beijo e ótimo restinho de domingo

  4. ;gabriela [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

    fantastic :DD

    ;9

  5. papergirlproductions 83 months ago | reply

    yummy! looks fabulous!

  6. - Anne M. 83 months ago | reply

    Ohhh, looks delicious!

  7. MARIA - FACEIRA 83 months ago | reply

    Hummmmmmmmmmmmmm....Muito bom é lindo!!!
    Bjs Ângela

  8. maricota. 83 months ago | reply

    ai meu deus, e vem com receita e tudo? amei!

  9. val*jean 82 months ago | reply

    So pretty. :)

  10. amy francaise [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

    love it!!!!!

  11. halloweve1977 73 months ago | reply

    Yum! So pretty, too!

  12. fiberfriend1 70 months ago | reply

    thanks for sharing this treat ^__^

  13. Meadow♥Girl 63 months ago | reply

    wow these look amazing!

  14. twink in Wonderland ♥ 59 months ago | reply

    this looks yummy im going to try your recipe this summer :)

  15. joslashann 57 months ago | reply

    Hello, I'm a journalist writing from green and ethical blogging site More Than Living: living.morethan.com/

    Thanks for publishing this picture using a CC license - we've used it on our website to illustrate one of our stories: living.morethan.com/2009/02/03/top-five-alternative-valen...

    Jo-ann

  16. Proud of faith [BHR] 53 months ago | reply

    thanks for sharing the recipe :D

  17. Snowwhite. 46 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot

  18. clouda9 37 months ago | reply

    Great shot and definitely a delish combo for an ice cream cookie sandwich!

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