Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ice Cream Sandwiches…

Of all the things I whip up in my kitchen, the most requested baked good from the boyfriend is chocolate chip cookies. He loves them warm right out of the oven, but will happily consume them after they have been in the cookie jar for days. Being a food blogger, I cannot easily be convinced to make the same recipe twice; in fact, I rarely consider this to be an option. When the boyfriend gets a hankering for some chocolate chip cookies I immediately pull out the cookbooks or hit up the web in search for another recipe to try. This time I opted for a highly rated one from allrecipes and I actually made these exactly according to the directions except that I chilled the dough for several hours before baking. These cookies are BIG… they are chewy and they are very good. Last week I read this post on Ingrid’s blog which inspired me to make ice cream sandwiches. I simply slathered some softened vanilla ice cream between two cooled cookies then rolled the edges in sprinkles. In case ya noticed…my anal-ass self even matched the sprinkles to my ribbon just because I wanted them to look extra purty for y’all.
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Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
3. Chill dough for at least two hours.

4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
4. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
5. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. 6. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

19 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ice Cream Sandwiches…”

  1. Cristine — May 1, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I could go for that ice cream sandwich right about now! Looks fantastic!

  2. vibi — May 1, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Ahhhhh! The ice cream sandwish is amazing! The specks of blue… wow. (Boy! You’re pictures always look so great!)

    I’m keeping this in my to-make files for sure!

  3. Tracey — May 1, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Those look phenomenal! I just made chocolate chip cookies. Wish I’d thought to make some ice cream sandwiches with them :)

  4. Children of the Nineties — May 1, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Ooh those look delicious! We used to eat the prepackaged kind at camp, homemade looks much better (and not just because there’s no frightening nutrition label :) )

  5. Mermaid Sweets — May 1, 2009 at 10:02 am

    That is sooo cute, I love the presentation with the bow and blue sprinkles.

  6. Sara — May 1, 2009 at 10:56 am

    There can never be too many recipes for chocolate chip cookies. They look great. I love the sprinkles on the ice cream sandwich.

  7. That Winsome Girl — May 1, 2009 at 11:26 am

    This has been my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe for a while. I love how soft they turn out. Yours look amazing as ice cream sandwiches!

  8. Katrina — May 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    The Best Big Fat recipe is a great one. My mom uses it for giant cookies to sell at their farmer’s market. Mmmm, to ice cream sammies!

  9. How To Eat A Cupcake — May 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I have found very few recipes that are good enough to repeat (Dorie’s Kugelhopf being one). Otherwise, I’m just like you; I always look for a different recipe. These look delicious. I’ll have to make them and compare them to the low-fat cookies I just made! :D

  10. MaryBe — May 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    That cookie says ‘fat is the new thin’!
    Love it!

  11. Teanna DiMicco — May 1, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS as always. I LOVE the blue and brown sprinkles and am TOTALLY craving an ice cream sandwich right now haha!

  12. The Fab Miss B — May 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve never seen a prettier ice cream sandwich! NEVER!

  13. Steph — May 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    It looks so pretty! I love CCC’s although i think I may have overdosed on them lately..haha

  14. kim — May 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    i soo appreciate you matching the ribbon to the sprinkles! this is repeat worthy! i’ll be linking… :)

  15. Katie McFarlan — May 4, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Yum!!! Such a cute idea

  16. Leslie — May 4, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    make the same thing twice?? NEVER!!
    These are darling

  17. Ingrid — May 4, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I’m so lazy I never make cookies and I mean never the closest I get is that pizzookie. Thanks for the shout out!

    You’ve actually reminded me that I have a ice cream sandwich maker in my garage pantry(somewhere).

  18. jOoLz — May 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    k… i just made your cookie dough. it’s in the fridge right now, actually. i have to admit i snuck a taste of it before i put it in the fridge and omg… it’s the best tasting cookie dough i’ve ever had!

    the cookies better be the bomb or i’m gonna be upset i baked it instead of turning it into cookie dough ice cream or something :)

  19. PJSandAMovie — May 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks for this delicious recipe. I made these for Mother’s Day and they were a hit! :o)

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