The Chocolate Lover’s Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

I am a chocolate lover. Always have been. So when I decided it was time to post a new ice cream sandwich recipe I went big…. really big. A rich dark chocolate chip cookie drizzled with dark chocolate ganache and filled with vanilla bean ice cream! This is The Chocolate Lover’s Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!
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The Chocolate Lover's Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

Ummmm…kind of awesome right? I start with dense oatmeal pecan cookie dough.

The Chocolate Lover's Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

After baking I freeze the cookies, then spoon a homemade ganache on each cookie, fill them with ice cream and serve immediately or quickly wrap in wax paper and put back in the freezer for later.

The Chocolate Lover's Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

I love serving ice cream cookie sandwich cookies as a dessert because they can be made weeks in advance and pulled out for parties, or as dessert for surprise guests…or when you are all alone watching Netflix…I won’t judge….I myself have imbibed a time or two.

The Recipe: The Chocolate Lover’s Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

Tips and what you will need: To fill use your favorite vanilla bean ice cream or make one of my recipes: Easy Vanilla Ice Cream or Rich and Creamy Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. You will need a cookie sheet, parchment paper, vanilla paste, and quality sea salt. I buy the tub to save money. If you need a good stand mixer I recommend KitchenAid! More Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich recipes: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Almond Butter and Jam!

5 from 5 votes
The Chocolate Lover's Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
31 mins

You can make these cookies ahead of time and keep in the freezer until needed.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert recipe, kid-friendly recipes
Author: Linda Spiker
The Cookies:
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour Gluten free friends use you favorite GF flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 2 large eggs
  • cups rolled oats
  • cups chopped pecans
  • 10 oz good quality dark chocolate chips I use Ghiradelli 63% cacoa
Ingredients for ganache:
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate I use Ghiradelli 63% cacoa
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 small pinch course sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place rack in center of oven.
For cookies:
  1. Place flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda in a large bowl and set aside. Cream butter and sugars in mixer. Add eggs and vanilla paste, mix till combined. Slowly add flour mixture and whole oats, mix well. Add chocolate chips and pecans, fold in by hand. Place by large spoonfuls onto parchment covered cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow cookies, then freeze in a closed container. When frozen, place cookies upside down and place a spoonful of ganache on each cookie. Place a scoop of ice cream on one cookie and then carefully top with another so ganache is on the bottom and the top. Serve immediately or quickly wrap in wax paper, place back in seal container and freeze until later.
Ganache Prep:
  1. Place dark chocolate (chips or chopped bar) and a pinch of sea salt into a glass bowl.
  2. Heat cream in saucepan until just boiling. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate.
  3. Do not stir. Allow to steep untouched for 10 minutes, then whisk by hand till smooth.
  4. Allow to sit on counter for 30 minutes. When thick follow directions above to fill ice cream sandwiches.


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34 thoughts on “The Chocolate Lover’s Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

  1. I am not big on chocolate, but wow these look good! We’ll be hosting a casual dinner in a few weeks – these might be the perfect dessert!

  2. Ok so I am just coming off a flu bug and I have not been able to even look at food for the last 7 days…until just now! Ha! That looks SO good – I would totally eat that! Yum!

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