Thursday, August 16, 2007

Not Your Momma's Ice-Cream Sandwich

Taking another page out of MY mom's "book", I baked up a version of one of our favorite's... Kitchen Sink Cookies. And it's true, these really do have just about everything BUT the kitchen sink in them... for quite a delicious mix.

Kitchen Sink Chocolate Chunk Cookies
(courtesy of Wendy Gaynor)

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 c peanut butter chips
1/2 c toffee chips
1/2 c mini-marshmallows
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chunks (or chips)

*This time, I used M&Ms instead of the toffee chips, and a mix of butterscotch and white chocolate chips rather than peanut butter chips, though I think we prefer the PB chips.

Cream butter until fluffy. Add dark brown and white sugar and mix until thoroughly blended with butter. Add egss, 1 at a time, and mix until thoroughly blended.

Add vanilla extract and mix at low speed to combine well. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter/sugar and mix at low speed, until thoroughly blended. Mix briefly at medium speed until completely combined.

Add peanut butter chips and mix on low speed until combined. Add toffee chips and mix on low speed. Add mini-marshmallows and mix on low speed. Add chocolate chunks and mix on low speed. Refrigerate batter for a few hours over overnight until cold.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray and drop tablespoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 12-18 minues, turning tray once during baking. Cookies are done when they are golden brown around edges and soft (not bubbly) on top. Let cool on wire rack.

Once these treats were done, and with a little bit of inspiration, (plus, some friends heading into town)... since "just" the cookies weren't enough, I decided to turn these into yummy homemade ice cream sandwiches. And to be honest, now I really can't see why anyone eats cookies without ice cream sandwiched in between two of them!

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