So when my family goes to Disney World, aside from riding all of the fabulous rides and seeing the parades, and of course grabbing the chance to take some family pictures with Mickey Mouse, one of the things that I most look forward to the most is enjoying one of the Chip-wich ice cream sandwich cookies from one of the food vendors on Main Street. I seriously adore these things and think that there is nothing better than getting to watch a parade at Disney while chowing down on one of these chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches!
So I wanted to find a way to make them at home for my family…. and I put together this recipe which I think is a pretty close match up! Here’s how you do it:
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich!
Of course, you start by making the giant two chocolate chip cookies….2 cups of all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cups of unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup of sugar 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350° and prepare two 9-inch round baking pans with a little bit of Pam baking spray.
Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Place your butter and both sugars in your mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until they’re fully combined. Add your flour mixture into your mixing bowl and beat only until just combined, then add the chocolate chips.
Divide your cookie dough in half and press into into your two 9-inch baking pans. (And I love this little trick to divide dough in half that I learned online- push the dough down into the bottom of your mixing bowl until it’s all even across the top, and then using a butter knife draw a line down the middle to divide the dough. Scoop out each half individually and put into the baking pans!)
Bake at 350° for about 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown on top. Allow them to cool in the pans for 20-30 minutes, and then turn them out onto two wire cooling racks, allowing them to fully cool upside-down.
Preparing the Ice Cream Sandwich
Using one of the same 9-inch baking pans that you used to bake the cookie, spread two long pieces of plastic wrap at 90° angles to one another, to create large overlapping sides. Put one of your cookies upside down into that baking pan and spread a 2 to 3 cups of vanilla ice cream over that cookie. Now if you are so inspired, you can certainly make your own homemade vanilla ice cream for your sandwich- and I am sure it will be amazing! But if you want go the easier route- use your favorite purchased vanilla ice cream. Mine happens to be Breyer’s!
Place the other large cookie on top right side up, and pull the plastic wrap over to fully wrap up your cookie sandwich. Place it in the freezer and allow it to freeze for 4-6 hours. You may want to pull your cookie sandwich out of the freezer about 20 to 30 minutes before serving so it has time to soften up a bit which makes it easier to cut.