Friday, September 08, 2006

5-Star Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Yup, another new recipe. Well, for the cookies anyhow. Making ice-cream sandwiches with cookies is not all that new (and I do offer up the idea for making them in Vive with the Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies).

But, the cookie recipe is all new, and when I made them all I could think about is how sensational vanilla ice-cream would be on top! So, I decided to combine them for a recipe in E,D,&BV.

These are indeed 'free-form' as you can see. I don't fuss too much to smooth the ice-cream to make it look just-so. As I've mentioned before, I have limited time for such fussiness right now, and also not too much patience!

So, the story goes...
I made a batch of ice-cream sandwiches.
Gone in a couple of days.
Tested the cookie recipe again (pictured below) and made another batch of sandwiches.
Gone again in a couple of days.
Tested cookies AGAIN. Note: This time I didn't need to test the recipe - it was finished. But you see, we needed more ice-cream sandwiches! They are just so good.



Sadly, there's just one left in our freezer, and I MUST get on to other recipes. Oh, the sacrifices I make testing recipes.

Oh, Leslie and Raising Kahne... does this post make up for my Top 5 mishap? Keep me in that ice-cream club, okay? :)

29 comments:

dayler said...

Hey Dreen,

I don't see the pics. Very sad as I love looking at food.

lol


Not sure if I'm the only one tho...? (who can't see the pics i mean. )

Anonymous said...

:( I can't see the pics, either. Don't leave us in suspense! Thanks for the post about the spelt phyllo dough. I will keep a look out for it. Cherie

raising_kahne said...

*smiles* you are definately redeemed from your cookie mishap. I think they have already mentioned it, but I also dont see the(ovbiously mouth-watering) cookie sandwhiches-but they sound delicious!

Dreena said...

okay, I'm going to try this post again - I may have to delete it and your comments along with it... we'll see! argh, blogger is driving me crazy today!

Amy said...

Dreena, what kind of cookies are they? I see almonds and sugar on top...

EatPeacePlease said...

Dreena, you have redeemed yourself 100 percent. You invited yourself over on my blog (yes, you can come!) but I must say, I'd really like to be at your house with these. They look like snickerdoodles, are they? I think you are amazing for making so many batches. You can send some this way and I'll test them as sandwiches (aka, you bake, I fill with ice cream and eat!).

Seriously, this is amazing and you have just contributed pure goodness to our Ice Cream Club Trio.

Carrie™ said...

Mmmmm!! Wonderful looking cookies. I can see the pictures just fine! Can't wait to try out these babies.

Vivacious Vegan said...

I cannot wait for the new book. Going crazy over here with all of your delicious pictures!

laura jesser said...

I'm glad the pics are working--those look delicious!

I'll let you know when I get the book--we had Labor Day last week which probably slowed down the mail somewhat. But I'm looking for it!

Loving all your creations...

*a* said...

ummm. Hello? Yummy! I have a little shindig to go to this evening and I'm feeling the need to make "ice cream" sandwiches.
Aimee

Jennifer C. said...

Cookies never last long around here, but next time I bake I may have to hide some so I can make those ice cream sandwiches. I can't wait for E,D&BV! Last weekend I made your Apple-Hemp Muffins, but added raisins and cooked it in a loaf pan. It is delicious! My husband didn't even believe that I made it! LOL!

funwithyourfood said...

ooh I love ice cream sandwiches. I copied Leslie and put mine on newman o's

it's great

teddy

Melody said...

I can't wait for the new cookbook... You are the cookie queen.

Last night, I made your Peanut Better cookies and added vegan chocolate chips. (and a bit of oatmeal since I added too much PB to the batter).. omg.. amazing! I LOVE baking vegan cookies and passing them out to my kids and their friends.. they all love them. I make a point to say, "vegan food can be delicious"... and educate them when I serve them..
I will post the pics today of the cookies in my blog.

laura jesser said...

Hi Dreena! There was a very nice surprise for me in today's mail! :) I've flipped through and found plenty of things I want to try right away. It will all be on my blog!

Yay!

Melody said...

Dreena,

I have a question about the Hemp Seed Nuts... are those the same things as Hemp Seeds?

Gail said...

Hi Dreena,

Your blog is great, I stumbled on it just today.. I just have some issues with older posts, I can't find your chocolate chip cookie or coconut lime cookies anywhere, is there someway it could be reposted or sent over?

Thanks!
Gail

Dreena said...

Yay the pics worked soon after - blogger stuff can get irritating some days!

Amy, these are 5-spice almond cookies - I did neglect to mention that, didn't I! :o) - hence, the name of 5-star cookie sandwiches!

Well, thank you Leslie (and Savanna), for excusing my earlier - atrocious - behaviour!! ha! Leslie, I think if we ever spent time together we'd make ourselves sick on sweets - happy, but sick! These aren't snickerdoodles - you know, I've never even had a snickerdoodle! I know what they are, but I've never had one. They are definitely a US thing, not something seen/heard of much in Canada. They are a 5-spice almond cookie with u/r sugar sprinkled on top. Very sort of 'comforting' kind of taste! (esp with the ice-cream - of COURSE)!

Thanks Carrie & Vivacious. :)

Hey Laura, read your first comment and then just saw you received the book - yipeee!!! I forget that you get mail delivery on Saturdays in the US, right? We don't here - but I'm so pleased you have it and are having fun looking through it. Thanks for letting me know!

Aimee, go make some - use any cookies you want! You will get ooohs and ahhs for very little work - cool!

Hi Jennifer, that's a great idea adding raisins to the batter - and making it into a loaf as well... great when adaptations work out well! That's funny about your husband - now he's going to expect more - you know that, right??! :)

Teddy, Leslie always has the BEST sweets ideas - smart to copy 'em!

Melody, you are such a sweetheart to send me that comment!!! Thank you. I love that you are sharing the cookies and showing people that our foods are tasty - there are FAR too many misconceptions out there about our diet. Re the hemp seeds - yes, hemp seed "nuts" is the sometimes used (myself included) 'proper' name, while most people actually refer to them as hemp seeds. Just be sure the seeds are SHELLED. Most are. I don't usually see them 'unshelled', but I have heard that they are out there as such (probably in bulk at some larger health stores). I mostly buy Manitoba Harvest brand, and their bag says 'shelled hemp seed' - oh, and the larger print says "Hemp Seed Nuts" - even one company uses both terms interchangeably. I'm excited to hear what you are doing with the hemp... and thank you for that post too about the cookies! That was GREAT!!! Why don't I take some of my pics on my book cover like that??!! I like that you added oats to the cookies too - probably helped with the extra yield (well, along with the smaller cookies). Smaller cookies you can feel less guilty about eating 3 or 4 of, right?! :) Again, that was very cool to put in your post... thanks!

Hi Gail, and welcome! I'm not sure if you mean the recipes or the post themselves just to read about them. If you check out my July 19th post, it has a full listing with links of all the recipes I've blogged to date from Vive and TEV. The recipes can be found in my cookbook, Vive le Vegan for both the Coconut Lime Cookies and the Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies (and just a few other cookies and sweets - and other stuff of course)!! Hope that helps... let me know if not. :)

EatPeacePlease said...

Dreena, I have the best sweet-non-oven-ideas. I hope to fix that soon, as I used to make the best banana bread and coffee cake. Anyway, if we spent time together I bet it would be a blast, eating and not eating! I can't believe you've never tried a snickerdoodle. Like a sugar cookie but with cinnamon and maybe something else that makes them amazing. The alternative baking company makes a monster size snickerdoodle that I have to stay away from (and I pretty much do). They are good if you have that company there, or I know they have them all over online. That's the only vegan one I've ever had. My mom used to make them like mom's make chocolate chip cookies (unvegan at the time, yuck).

Melissa West said...

These look delish Dreena. I wish the fridge fairy would bring me a new fridge, one with a freezer that actually keeps ice cream cold enough so that I could make all your fabulous frozen desserts. If anybody sees the fridge fairy ask them to bring me a new fridge. I promise fridge fairy I would cherish the gift.

KleoPatra said...

Wow! Dreena, those look so out of sight, dynamite! I have always had a little love affair with ice cream sandwiches... and the vegan version here... SO COOL! (In more ways than one!)

And your cookies i know from what i've seen, that they are even better than Uncle Eddie's! Yes, of that i'm sure... and i know i've gotta make yours one of these days when i get up the nerve! ZOINKS! i'm so bad in the kitchen...

Urban Vegan said...

Dreena--This looks mouth-watering as usual.

Congrats also on your bunny adoption! That is fabulous news--and one lucky bunny thanks to you and your daughter. Please let me know when you get the photo and certificate.

bazu said...

Dreena,
I've lurked on your blog for many months, but this is my first comment. I just wanted to say that your last few posts are so mouth-watering and delicious. Cool weather looks like it's coming early to my area, so I probably don't have too many visits to the farmer's market left, but apple season is just beginning! Also, I thought of you yesterday, because I visited Farm Sanctuary and your cookbook (Vive) was displayed front and center in the gift shop, and I heard someone's comment about "best cookies... cookie addiction..." something like that! ;-)

Johanna3 said...

cannot wait for the new book, those photos of the new secrets new recipes recipes are making me crazy lol

Vicki said...

Cookies...with Ice Cream? Lordy, count me in! what kind of cookies are these?

Dreena said...

Leslie, I would love to see some of your "oven food"! Are the coffee cake and banana bread recipes your own? It was the coffee cake that got you into this trouble in the first place, right? Time for that cake to redeem itself, I'd say!

"Dear Fridge Fairy, can you please deliver Melissa West a brand new, properly functioning, fridge with ample freezer space for many enjoyable frozen treats?" Thank you, Dreena Burton. :) :) Oh, and if you see Santa, tell him we've all been very good around here this year!

Oh, Kleo, my cookie recipes are a cinch - REALLY! The choc chip ones, and pb ones - easy stuff, just need to mix up the ingredients by hand, form into little cookies and bake up - super easy. I am not into complicated baking, so try 'em out sometime... I know you can! :) (and then you can experiment with as many cookie sandwich variations as you like)!

Thanks Urban Vegan! It was really cool that you posted that story and info. I can't wait for our daughter to see the photo and get the information. I told her we would put the rabbit's picture in a frame. When I get it, I'll be posting about it!

Hi Bazu, well I'm really glad you decided to comment today, thanks! You know what's so coincidental about your note here is that we *just* adopted a rabbit (on the weekend) from Farm Sanctuary after I read urban vegan's recent post. I had no idea they even had a gift shop there - that's such a neat story. I am tickled to hear that there was chit chat about my cookies too - super fun to hear. Thanks for your note and pls comment again (or just hang around and read, that's fine too). :)

Thanks Johanna! I don't mean to be teasing everyone with new recipe photos, but it's just about everything I'm cooking these days - testing and testing for the book! Soon enough I can reveal more, I guess... :)

Hi Vicki, thanks... they are a 5-spice almond cookie (hence the 5-star ice-cream sandwich name), with u/r sugar sprinkled on top. Oh, you know I just ordered that Mollie Katzen book after your post - you're makin' me shop, girl!! :) Alright, I'll take *some* credit!

Harmonia said...

Hi! You're teasing me again...aren't you?

teeehee

Vicki said...

oooh, 5-spice almond cookie sounds delicious, dreena! almonds are the best, and i can't wait to try one of your new cookie recipes!! yeaah, for you getting mollie's book, i think you'll really enjoy that with your kids. :o)

Harmonia said...

I blogged about a Tahini Dip and a Beet Dish today...looking for your opinions when you have time.

btw...wondering how much the lil one has changed since being on the cover of VLV. Any updates?

Dreena said...

mmmm, tahini dip, sounds good Harmonia!

Yeah, our daughter was not quite 3 when we did that photo shoot. She had changed so much now! Both our girls keep me runnin' most of the day... the younger one is even busier than our first was at that age. It's amazing I get through the days - ha!!