I know it’s fall now and ice cream sandwiches seem like more of a summertime treat, but really I think they are a great anytime treat for the kid in all of us.  For me, ice cream sandwiches were the treat I would always seem to find buried in our freezer when there was nothing else around.  These are like the version we all remember, only much, much better.  I’ve made homemade ice cream sandwiches before but I think this shaping method is so genius.  Cutting the cookies and ice cream layer with the same cookie cutter – so easy and it makes for a gorgeous presentation.  I don’t know why I didn’t think of it but I’m really glad someone did!

These were very easy to make, though it should be noted that the dough is fairly soft even after chilling.  I kept waiting and waiting for it to firm up more until I realized it was as chilled as it would get.  This is a good thing though, because it means these cookies are soft and easy to eat even when frozen, but don’t let it worry you when rolling and cutting the dough.  As long as you keep the work surface lightly floured, it shouldn’t be a problem.  I am looking forward to playing around with more flavor variations of ice cream sandwiches now that I have this awesome shaping method down.  Think of the possibilities!