Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches
Turn wonderfully soft sugar cookies into these adorably cute Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches. It’s so easy and so much fun.
How much do you love Cookie Monster?
“ME LOVE COOOOOOOOOOKIES” NOM, NOM, NOM!!!
I had so much fun creating these cute frozen treats for some adult friends who grew up watching Sesame Street. They are all big kids at heart and they thought the simple Cookie Monster cookies that I used to make these ice cream sandwiches were just adorable.
One friend swore she could never eat Cookie Monster and wanted to just admire his cuteness, but the next thing I knew her ice cream sandwich was gone. She said she couldn’t resist taking the first bite after hearing all the happy sounds coming from everyone else in the room.
All of these frozen desserts disappeared quickly.
These ice cream sandwiches have a wonderful flavor thanks to a cookie recipe made with cream cheese, vanilla and almond extracts. The cookies taste great with vanilla or chocolate ice cream sandwiched in between them and they are nice and soft so they are easy to eat even when frozen.
When making the cookies I wanted them to look a bit furry, so I used a fork to create spikes all over the cookie dough before baking. You can see how in the video below. The effect is not as pronounced as I hoped it would be, but I liked it better than the plain round cookies. If you are in hurry when making these you can skip that step, just be sure to flatten the cookies slightly before baking.
Watch the video tutorial to see how you can make these Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches at home.
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- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 - 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- blue food coloring
- optional, white food coloring
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- blue cookie icing
- 40 large candy eyes
- 4 cups ice cream, softened slightly
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
- Beat until light and fluffy.
- Add sugar and beat until well mixed.
- Pour in egg, vanilla, almond extract, and food coloring and beat until creamy.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet just until combined.
- Scoop out 40 heaping tablespoons of dough and set on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
- Use a fork to spike the dough to make it look furry, if desired.
- Bake one tray at a time for 12-16 minutes until the edges of the cookie feel set and the tops no longer look wet.
- Remove cookies and allow to cool completely,
- Peel cookies off parchment paper and pair them up based on size.
- Use blue cookie icing to attach two candy eyes to half of the cookies.
- Place a scoop of ice cream in between two cookies.
- Freeze until ready to serve.
- Allow your ice cream to soften a bit before making your sandwiches.
- The cookies are quite soft, so you might want to freeze your cookies for about an hour before making the ice cream sandwiches.
- I wanted my Cookie Monster Cookies to look a bit furry so I used a fork to prick the dough and created spikes all around the cookie dough ball. As the cookies baked the spikes melted a bit, but the cookies still had a furry appearance. When I just scooped and flattened the dough a bit it didn’t look nearly as cute.
- If you prefer, you can dust a cutting board with flour and roll out the cookie dough and use a round cookie cutter to make the Cookie Monster cookies.
- The candy eyes will bleed slightly once they have been frozen. Just be careful not to touch the eyes when you remove the cookies from the freezer and you’ll be fine.
If you love these cute Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches you might also like these other sweet cartoon character desserts.
If you make these Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches and share your recreation online be sure to mention and link back to this recipe tutorial and tag and mention Hungry Happenings on social media. Thanks, Beth