Today I made some gluten free, milk free, soy free chocolate chip cookies from a mix. I substituted crisco for butter - the container said it was milk free and then said "add 8TBS of butter "HHMPF!" They must not realize that butter is MADE from milk?! Anyhow, said cookies were so dry my cookie lovin' 4 year-old couldn't even down one with a glass of milk she was dipping it into.
I paid a lot of money for the mix and didn't want to pitch the cookies. I considered crumbling them and using as a pie crust but then inspiration hit. I made icecream sandwiches with them. I used ricecream for Joe's and everyone else's was regular old vanilla. I have to admit, I was a little leary - my kids can be picky. Tonight my oldest daughter came looking for hers - she was home when I made them. She thought it was pretty tasty.
Would I make them again? NOT the cookie itself but the concept absolutely!
Homemade Icecream Sandwiches
Bake chocolate chip cookies - use the recipe on the bag if you want.
Let icecream soften.
For each 2 cookies, spread a fairly generous amount of icecream on one, top with second cookie. You can at this point roll the cookie's edge in something fun like those little candies you sprinkle on icecream, Wrap individually in Saran Wrap. Put in freezer for at least an hour.
I made it with chocolate chip but I bet it would be yummy with a peanut butter cookie also, and chocolate icecream!
I am linking this to Works for Me Wednesday.