Sunday, September 5, 2010

One Last Hurrah

Summer is almost officially over. And to be honest, I'm OK with that. I long for the day when I'm COLD. Also, I've been back to school for over a month now, so I'm pretty much ready for fall: spice candles, football, chili, and Christmas decorations. Yes, please. Still, today Brent was craving a summer treat that I have never made even though he has been asking me to make them for at least six months.

Brent has a few things he requests often for me to make. His favorite request is beef stroganoff. I've never posted about beef stroganoff, but maybe I will soon. It's possibly the best comfort food of all time. It's a winner. He also begs me to make these Fleur de sel brownies he saw on Food Network. I tried to make them once - EPIC FAIL. Have you ever tried to make homemade caramel? Mine turned into a solid coating of cement candy in my pan. I thought the pan was ruined, but after a few hours of work, we finally got it out. Last but not least, Brent has been begging me to make homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches. I always thought it would be too hard, but today he finally convinced me to try. Thankfully, there were no disasters involved. It was actually really easy, and they are SOOOOO good. Here's how I did it:

I made chocolate chip cookies using the Nestle Tollhouse recipe on the bag of chocolate chips. I made the cookies a little bigger than usual.

The cookies were crispy on the outside and still chewy on the inside. I let them cool completely on paper bags. (Does anyone else do that? My mom always used to do that.)

While the cookies were cooling, I let the ice cream sit out on the counter for about 10 minutes to soften up. I used Blue Bell Light Vanilla. I used a knife to spread ice cream on the cookie like you would spread cream cheese on a bagel. It was super easy.
Then I topped the ice cream with another cookie of similar size. I put them all in a parchment paper lined Pyrex dish and popped them into the freezer. One hour later, you've got homemade ice cream sandwiches! They just might make the perfect addition to your Labor Day festivities! Enjoy the last of your summer!



Liz said...

UGH those look SOOOOO good. Yum!

(And yes, please post the beef stroganoff recipe!)

Shayla said...

Your ice cream sandwiches look delicious. I learned the brown paper bag trick from my mom, too! I swear the bag makes cookies taste better.

I'm with Liz...please post your beef stroganoff recipe soon. That's actually what I made for dinner tonight, but I used a Real Simple recipe that didn't turn out so great.

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