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Shamrock Ice Cream Sandwiches


Shamrock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Shamrock Ice Cream Sandwiches

For variety, stir chopped cookies, candies or nuts into the softened ice cream before spreading onto cookies.

Yield

Makes 6 to 8 ice cream sandwich cookies

Ingredients

Butter Cookie Dough
Green food coloring
1 pint (2 cups) ice cream or frozen yogurt, any flavor

Preparation

  1. Prepare cookie dough; tint to desired shade with food coloring. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough using 3-1/2- to 5-inch shamrock-shaped cookie cutter. Gather and reroll scraps to make 12 to 16 cutouts. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around edges. Remove cookies to wire racks; cool completely.
  5. Remove ice cream from freezer; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes or until slightly softened. Spread 4 to 5 tablespoons ice cream onto flat sides of half the cookies. Place remaining cookies, flat sides down, on ice cream; press cookies together lightly.
  6. Wrap each sandwich in aluminum foil or plastic wrap; freeze until firm, about 2 hours or overnight.

Note

Filled cookies store well up to 1 week in the freezer.

Valentine Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prepare, tint and chill cookie dough as directed, substituting red food coloring for green food coloring. Cut out cookies with heart-shaped cookie cutter. Continue as directed.

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prepare and chill cookie dough as directed. Divide dough in half. Tine 1/2 of dough with red food coloring and 1/2 of dough with blue food coloring. Cut dough with star-shaped cookie cutter. Continue as directed.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prepare, tint and chill cookie dough as directed, substituting orange food coloring for green food coloring. Cut dough with pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter. Continue as directed.

Christmas Tree Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prepare, tint and chill cookie dough as directed. Cut dough with Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter. Continue as directed.

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