I loved the holiday season as a kid but man I love it so much more as a parent. There is just something about witnessing the joy and excitement through the eyes of your children. Playing in the snow, baking cookies, the first fire of the season, Christmas lights, every tradition no matter how great or small takes on a new meaning as a mom. At least it does for me.
The older I get the more I seem to be finding myself in the kitchen throughout the holidays. Whatever the function, it always involves food. Right? I mean who wants to go to a party if there’s no food or yummy desserts? The more I am in the kitchen the more my kids, particularly my girls, want to join me. And this serves as the perfect setting for holiday memories.
I think my kids enjoy baking cookies more than anything and half the fun is decorating them. Betty Crocker has so many flavors to choose from and our local Wal-Mart had more than enough options to keep us stocked for the next few months.
We picked out a few flavors but the good ol’ chocolate chip cookie is what we will be using in todays’ recipe. You can never go wrong with chocolate chip.
Today I’m going to share with you our simple and easy cookie ice cream sandwich. My kids love cookies and ice cream so combining the two is a little piece of heaven. I must admit they aren’t the only ones. 😉
You can make these with any flavor of cookie so pick out your favorite from Betty Crocker and cook according to the package directions. Next time I will be using snickerdoodle.
In my opinion, a warm cookie and melting ice cream can’t be beat. But, if you let the cookies cool first they will be easier to work with.
How to make your cookie dessert:
Start by piling your cookie with ice cream. We are using vanilla today but think of all the wonderful combinations. Chocolate chip and mint ice cream. Snickerdoodle and coffee ice cream. Sugar Cookie and strawberry ice cream. Let me know your combinations in the comments below.
Place the next cookie on top to make your “sandwich”. Now comes the fun part. Toppings! Today I’m keeping it simple with strawberries and caramel sauce. Sprinkles, candies, fruit, whip cream, chocolate fudge, the options are endless.
It would be really fun to invite friends over for a cookie ice cream sandwich party. Everyone can bring their favorite toppings. Add a little Christmas music or fun movie to make it a party.