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Two Peas and Their Pod: Ice Cream Sandwich Party!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ice Cream Sandwich Party!



My wonderful husband threw me a dessert party for my birthday. I like cake, but it is not my favorite dessert. If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you know I have a cookie obsession!! So we decided to have an ice cream
sandwich party with homemade cookies!! I know it sounds childlike, but I am a kid at heart:)

We had three kinds of cookies fo
r our guests to choose from. Josh made the most amazing chocolate chip cookies. I made the peanut butter cookies, since Josh is allergic, and we made chocolate sugar cookies. All of them were fabulous!

The PB cookies I made only have 5 ingredients! They are super easy to make and are full of peanut butter flavor, no other butter is involved. I used chunky PB because I like a little crunch with my super soft cookie! The chocolate sugar cookies are perfect for ice cream sandwiches. They spread out nicely and have a deep chocolate intensity to them! And click above for the chocolate chip recipe, they are the perfect chocolate chip cookie. A true classic!

We had vanilla and mint chocolate chip ice creams to go with the cookies. To make the party even more fun, we had candy toppings that our guests could roll their cookies in. We went with Andes mints, mini M&M's, toffee bits, and Reeses' pieces.

We had a blast making ice cream sandwiches! I lo
ve that our guests could make their own creations!! I sampled a bite of each and they were all delightful!

It was a great party! I highly recommend doing an ice cream sandwich party! It was a blast! Thanks Joshua for an extra special birthday!!























Big Time Peanut Butter Cookies

Adapted from The Weekend Baker

1 1/3 cups crunchy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup all purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment or Silpats.


Combine peanut butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a standard mixer. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Add the egg and vanilla until well blended. Pour in the flour and beat on low, just until combined.


Scoop rounded balls and place them on the lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Flatten with a fork for the traditional PB design. Bake cookies one sheet at a time, for about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets and then transfer to a cooling rack.


Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Adapted from Retro Desserts

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room- temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg

Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375 degrees.

In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.

Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.

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56 Comments:

Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

What a fun idea for a party. I've done "make your own sundae" parties, but this is even more original than that. Very cool.

I must try those chocolate sugar cookies. The look so nice and chocolatey. If the color is any indication, it looks like the chocolate flavor is pretty intense.

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

6:22 AM  
Blogger Spryte said...

What a cool idea! That looks like so much fun! And they all look so yummy!

6:25 AM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

what a great idea hubby had :) so much fun!!

6:25 AM  
Blogger Katherine Aucoin said...

Looks like a wonderful time!

6:26 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

delicious and fun party!!! I wish I had a cool friend like you! e
everything looks scrumptious! :D

6:28 AM  
Blogger Culinarywannabe said...

What a great idea! The cookies all look amazing! I've never made chocolate sugar cookies - I'm very excited about them!!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing all the recipes! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

6:45 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Short Disorder Cook- The chocolate flavor is intense, make sure you use dutch processed cocoa!

Spryte- Thanks! It was a fun party!

ttfn300- Josh is a great hubby:)

Katherine- It was a good time!

Balance Joy and Delicias- You are my friend! Come over anytime:)

Culinarywannabe- Let me know if you try the chocolate cookies!

Meg- It was a great birthday, thanks!

6:51 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

What an awesome idea. Looks like you all had a blast. The cookies all look delicious!!

7:06 AM  
Blogger 5 Star Foodie said...

Looks like so much delicious cookie and ice cream fun!

7:21 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

what a great idea!! Happy birthday!!!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

How fun! I am glad you had a great birthday bash - love the ice cream cookie sandwiches.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

What a great birthday party idea. We're not big on cake here either and usually do ice cream sundaes. I love this idea with cookie sandwiches. The boys (and adults) would love this, especially rolling them in different toppings.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Reeniā™„ said...

I love it!! What a delicious idea!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Julie Pia said...

Hey Maria,
Your husband sounds like a keeper. What a fun birthday party. I'll be back often. You are too cute! loves...

9:22 AM  
Blogger April said...

So very sweet of him!! What a great party!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

What a great idea! They all look super-delicious!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Man what a great idea! I wonder if my 16 year old would like this for her up coming bday! I will have to ask her..great pictures!

11:05 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I don't think it's childish! I'm jealous! Le sigh.

I swim at www.aduckinherpond.com.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Julie- Thanks for visiting!

Flourchild- I think this would be fun for your daughter's birthday! Everyone loved making their own sandwiches!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

What a great idea!! They all sound and look so delicious. I hope it was a wonderful birthday!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

You have such an amazing life - good friends, family, food, parties and happiness! Hope the rest of your years are filled to overflowing with goodness.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Deborah- It was a wonderful birthday! Thanks!

Magic Srpinkles- I do have an amazing life. I am very blessed! Thank you!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I made the chocolate chip cookies yesterday. Yum! I will have to try the p.b. ones today. Thanks for the great ideas.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Terry & Dennis Macri said...

I want to have a party like that...great idea.

I am planning on having a girls craft night, that would be a great idea for a little snack. Thank you for posting it.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Michele- I am glad you liked the choc. chip cookies!!

Terry- Let me know if you do the ice cream sandwich party for craft night! Sounds fun!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

A dessert party sounds like a great way to celebrate! Happy belated!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Great idea - glad you had a great time x

1:21 PM  
Blogger jesse said...

Hahaha, that is an awesome idea for a party!!! And happy belated birthday to you!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

It looks like you had a very sweet and awesome party! What an awesome idea!!! You guys are going to live a very happy and fun life together!!!!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Omigosh, that looks amazing! I don't think I would have ever been able to stop returning! :)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

sooo much fun! Chocolate sugar cookies sound like heaven to me! Glad you had a blast- cute pics

2:26 PM  
Blogger Natashya said...

I have had make your own sundae parties but not make your own ice cream sandwiches - what a great idea! My family will love this.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

What an awesome idea!!! I want to have an ice cream sandwich party now!!!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Yes, party away everyone! It was so much fun from start to finish!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Aggie said...

Wow, how fun!! What a great idea...I have to look away now, just had a healthy salad for dinner and I'm getting some cravings after seeing your desserts!! ;)

4:15 PM  
Blogger Gabe's Girl said...

What a wonderful idea. Simple but special and fun!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

hmmm. i think my favorite is the M&M crusted one, although i'm not sure... they all look SO tempting!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Selba said...

Kids would love this kind of ice cream! Uhmmm... I guess, adult also, hehehe...

6:06 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What an awesome idea!! I love it!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

What a great birthday celebration. I kinda figured out the fact that you are a cookie lover- Everything looks delicious!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

This is such a great idea! I don't have any parties coming up, but, I think I may just throw a party for myself! (Hey, more cookies and ice cream for me, right?) Any excuse to eat these delicious sandwiches...

6:58 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Oh how you tempt me!! These look wonderful and I could eat one of each!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

Oh wow, my kids would love a party like this!

7:33 PM  
Blogger Kathy_in_Colorado said...

What a great idea and what an awesome hubby! I was trying to think of a fun idea this Friday for a group of boys and I think I'm going to lift this idea - I'm so glad I found time to stop by in between us moving

thanks so much for sharing these ideas!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Tami Casper said...

Hi Josh and Maria. I live down the street from Josh's dad. I LOVE your blog! I've cooked several things from it and always look forward to seeing what you're cooking next. I have one question.....why do the two of you not weight 500 lbs??? ;) Happy belated birthday Maria!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Cakebrain said...

Given a choice, I would always reach for the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich first! that looks totally awesome! What a fantastic idea!

9:37 PM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Your wonderful birthday celebrations continue! What a great time. I love this idea!

9:45 PM  
Blogger mikky said...

WOW!!! how sweet of Josh... your party is just awesome!!! this is a great idea!!! may you continue to enjoy God's blessings always... again, happy birthday!!!! :)

10:14 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Happy {late} Birthday to you! What a wonderful idea for a party...these look SO yummy!

11:01 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

What a fun (and delicious) idea - looks like you had a great time!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

what a great idea, whether intended for kids, adults, or semi-adults like myself. :)

6:53 AM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

That's so fun! I wish I had a party like that!

6:20 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Sorry to have missed your birthday, but belated birthday grettings are heading your way.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Peter M said...

I wish it was warm enough to be enjoying these. I'd like to start with the Oreo-looking ones!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

This is such a fabulous idea, I love it!! Now I just have to think of a reason to throw a party. ;)

9:11 AM  

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