Friday, August 13, 2010

make them

Well, that week pretty much flew by. I seriously don't know what happened to our summer. I do know driving has been my number one activity.
Ice cream with any cookie is good. Chocolate chip, Chocolate, Sugar all sound good but I always wanted to try to make one like the ones in the store.
The recipe calls for margarine and mentions that margarine makes for a chewy, soft cookie. I never buy margarine and only ever bake with butter. I think the butter worked fine.
This was sort of fun. You know, like crafting in the kitchen. Sort of like using your rotary cutter and cutting fabric. With a bonus that you can eat all the extra trimming.
Have the kids poke holes in the top with a fork. Or a pin if you are really in the sewing mood.
Make sure you leave a sweet note so they won't eat a top. Or a bottom. Cause you know, a topless ice cream sandwich just wouldn't be cool.
Now this was a challenge. Finding the half gallon. You know, the rectangular one. My store had one brand and 3 flavors. Funny how I didn't notice that no one really makes it like that anymore until I actually went looking for one.
{c l a - charlie libby andrew, just in case you were wondering}
Assembly was fun. More scraps... this time ice cream, as you sort of have to trim the side so the ice cream fits in nicely. I then wrapped each one in parchment paper. And stuck them back into the freezer.
They were pretty big... so I cut them in half. (Meanie. Of course, they wanted more.)
Found some really great wooden buttons for my sweater. Plan on sewing those on this weekend and casting on for this.
All right... have a fabulous weekend!

58 comments:

Jess said...

Those cookies look divine!

WingedStrategos said...

Those look really tasty. Maybe I can make some using sorbet instead...

At Home Mommy Knits said...

They look so good and I bet your kids had so much fun assembling them! Thanks for the link. They look like a great treat for the first week of school ;)

Denise said...

Hi Leslie,
These look yum :) Kristen would love if I made something like this.
Can't wait to see your latest knit, love the one you linked to.

Hilary said...

WHOA. Seriously, I MUST try these. Thank you for the recipe link! They look absolutely delish!!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Yummers! Can I have and "A" one too??? : )

apryl deeter photography said...

Looks like Fun! considering it's hard to find ice cream sandwiches without transfats - this is a great idea!

MadMad said...

OK. I've said it before, but I'll say it again: you are a WAY nicer mommy than I. Dude.

Chris said...

A++++ Mom! I hope your kids appreciate you! Have a great weekend.

periwinkle said...

looks yummy

Julie said...

They look amazing!! is there anything better than an ice cream sandwich?! I think not.

pricklypearbloom said...

oh my god. awesomeness.

Gnat said...

Wow...those look amazing!!! YUMMY!!!

Suzanne said...

You are awesome. I bet you have made your own marshmallows too...

kim said...

You are unbelievable. I love how you meticulously measured the ice cream and the cookies. But HALF an ice cream sandwich? Pullllease! Have a great weekend!

Ellieboo said...

I am drooling - ice cream cookies are my absolute favourite thing in the worl. DOUBLE YUM

From All Stitched Up said...

I love your ice cream sandwiches. I had some this summer for the first time in ages but I'm sure they weren't as good as homemade. I also love your new sweater. You pick the best projects.

Poshyarns said...

Oh yeah, those look so, so good and yes, they would definitely need a note in this house too.

Kar said...

They look so yummy! I should really try this myself. Looks like fun. :)

Julie said...

I love when you post sweater patterns I haven't seen. I've been too busy to knit much, but that looks like a great one for me to do since my belly will be rapidly expanding throughout the winter!

Maryse said...

OK, I'm gonna go get some chocolate to continue my blog reading! Your chocolate sandwich are very appetizing... Have a wonderful weekend!

peaknits said...

Yum-o! Thank you for sharing the adventure! And that sweater - you pick out the best cardigans.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

What a great idea! I'd almost forgotten about the good old ice cream sandwich. Bravo!

Quiltin' Mama said...

Funny - I only bake with margarine for the most part and I bake Alot! Blue bonnet at that as all are not equal. Oatmeal Chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches are our favortie!!

Zoey said...

Yum! I've been experimenting with homemade graham crackers to go with our delicious homemade marshmallows for the perfect s'more! The sweater is lovely!

the treat girl said...

I never even considered making these!!!! But I will now! Thanks for sharing!!!

Sara said...

I love this idea! Must try.

Amaranthian said...

These look fantastic! I've always wanted to make my own ice cream sandwiches.

I remember when ice cream always came as a rectangle, in the flimsy cardboard boxes with a floppy lid. God forbid you ever left it out on the counter too long, it would melt everywhere! Only the 'fancy' ice cream ever came in the sturdy tubs.

Thank you for this, can't wait to try it!

Mary said...

How soft were the cookies? Wonder if you could try softening any ice cream a little bit and squish them into shape and refreezing?

Jane@WildeThymeKnits said...

Yum......to the ice cream sandwiches AND the sweater pattern.

Jessica said...

I'd have to leave a note like that here, too!

Hege said...

That looks so yummy!
We'll have to try out that recepie :)

Missy knits said...

The cookies look delicious. It's been so hot around here--we just hit the 16th day of summer in the 100's!! Some ice cream would really hit the spot. The new sweater is gorgeous--can't wait to watch your progress. I am so ready for sweater weather.

Jennifer said...

Wow! You get my vote for Mom-of-the-Year. Those look absolutely fantastic. I had forgotten about the half-gallon ice cream boxes. Such great memories.

stitching under oaks said...

wonderful summer kitchen crafting...they look delicious. Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite ice cream treats. I love them when they get a bit melty!

Lucy Chen said...

Looks delicious!

Kristyn Knits said...

they look just great and fun to make!!
the only thing we would have to add is jimmies around the outside on the ice cream.

Suzanne said...

I've just started making my own ice cream and now I will make these. They look delice!

hook and needle said...

Wow yum!
Where did you find your buttons? I've been on a button quest for a month or more and can't seem to find the perfect seven.

ColorSlut said...

OMG that looks amazing! DELICIOUS!

Seanna Lea said...

Lovely. It might be more work, but you can always line a loaf pan with plastic wrap and let your ice cream soften and put it in there. It might be easier than finding the one rectangular package of ice cream.

Lynette said...

they're so delicious-looking!!! now i want one.

Sara said...

MMMM! Gotta make some now. :)

rosemary said...

we are making these for sure....thanks for the link!

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