Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwiches in a Snap!

by Mindy Lockard on October 21, 2009

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At Monday’s tennis lesson I found myself struggling to focus. As much as I wanted to hit a great shot over the net, it was hard for me make the ball dance across the court when I had visions of food dancing through my head….

This gift of food visions is both a blessing and a curse, and have haunted me  most of my Life. In the 4th grade it came in waves of vanilla pudding cookies, 7th grade sewing class I was plagued by a dream of savory buns made with corned beef and sautéed onion… and twenty years later gingersnap ice cream sandwiches mid tennis lesson. To calm the voices of my domestic demons I set out to create the seasonal treat with the help of Betty in a box and my kitchen counterpart Maggie.

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What you’ll need…

1 box Betty Crocker Gingerbread – baked for cookies

(note: I love baking from scratch but when it comes to cornbread and gingerbread some just have it down… and I will take them up on it!)

Vanilla ice cream

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Roll the dough into inch balls. Bake until soft and press down the cookies flat with a spatula. Once the cookies have cooled put them in a plastic bag in the freezer (a tip I learned from my dear friend Jen) for sandwiching purposes. When the cookies have frozen place a small scoop of ice cream on half of the cookies and top your sandwiches with the other half. Place the snaps into the freezer.

pumpkin-carving-dinner-011They are perfect a small sweet after dinner with a cup of coffee or when hosting a small army for pumpkin carving and need to have a yummy dessert on hand that can be eaten with a hand!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

meredith 10.22.09 at 6:57 am

Oh heavens, those look amazing!!
I WILL be making those.
thanks for sharing:)
m

Jennifer 10.22.09 at 12:37 pm

They look fantastic – I can’t wait to have one. Love the idea that you can take simple ingredients and make a delicious treat!

Liesel 10.22.09 at 5:05 pm

Yum! And your cookies are so pretty. Mine are never so uniform…still going to make these and eat them all shamelessly…in bed even.

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