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snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

It’s my first time making snickerdoodles! I thought the combination of cinnamon & sugar cookies would go nicely with a simple brown sugar ice cream! { definitely a good idea }

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

Each are delicious on their own but together they make an excellent sandwich!

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

Brown Sugar Ice Cream
5 egg yolks
2 cups heavy cream/ whipping cream
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed brown sugar ( divided into two 1/4 cup portions )
Snickerdoodles
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon { for rolling }

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Make the Ice Cream Custard:
1. In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks & 1/4 cup of the brown sugar. Set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, stir together the cream, milk, salt, 1/4 cup brown sugar and place over medium-high heat. When the mixture approaches an almost simmer, reduce the heat to medium.

3. Ladle out a scoop of the hot cream mixture and, whisking the eggs constantly, add the cream to the bowl with the egg yolks. Repeat, adding another ladle-full of the cream mixture to the bowl with the egg yolks, continuing to whisk. Pour the egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan.

4. Using a rubber spatula, stir the mixture constantly over medium heat until it is thickened and coats the back of the spatula. { it gets quite clumpy as you can see from the photo, but don’t worry we’ll strain it in the next step to get rid of these clumps }

5. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl and stir in the vanilla extract. Place the bowl in an ice bath and stir the mixture occasionally until cool.

6. Remove the container from the ice bath, cover and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 2 hours or overnight. Or, you can put it in the freezer for an hour, like I did!

Meanwhile you can make the Snickerdoodles
Preheat oven to 375.
snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

1. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until it’s smooth. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing well until combined.

 

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade
2. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until the dough comes together. Add the milk and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade
3. In a bowl combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
Remove the dough from the fridge and roll into big 1 1/2 inch balls or any size really depending on how big you want your ice cream sandwiches to be. Roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them on your baking sheet.
Press down on the dough to flatten them. I made mine various sizes so I could have different size sandwiches!
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
Set them aside and let them cool.

Freeze the ice cream according to the ice cream maker’s instructions. Transfer the ice cream to a storage container and freeze for 30 minutes.

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

Teeny tiny ones are always a good idea!

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

 

Build the Ice Cream Sandwiches:
— Take one of the snickerdoodles and place it upside down on the counter or table, put a scoop of ice cream onto the cookie and spread and smooth out the ice cream so that it reaches the edges of the cookie. If you want them with a lot of ice cream then by all means add some more ice cream! Place another snickerdoodle cookie on top. Squish down slightly and smooth the ice cream along the sides. At this point you can wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap or tin foil and place in the freezer { for 20 minutes } OR you can just eat them while they’re super fresh! Unwrap each sandwich and enjoy!

 

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

I cut some of the larger sandwiches into bite size pieces, easier to eat!

snickerdoodle & brown sugar ice cream sandwiches // handmade jade

I heart ice cream sandwiches!

Jade, xo

pictures by handmade jade
snickerdoodle recipe adapted from half baked harvest

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