Yum. Let me repeat that. Yum. Hands up in the air for Christmas Crinkle Ice Cream Sandwiches! They are the best Christmas cookies at our house to date.
My 6 boys are pretty great cookie judges, and they give two thumbs way up on these. Even more, mom and dad have their thumbs up too. And they aren’t just tasty, they are a perfect bite of Christmas! If you aren’t in a Christmas mood yet, just try these and I promise you’ll be there. These chocolaty bites with an ice cream center and a touch of Christmas candy cane will make you start singing Christmas carols!
And they are pretty simple to make. Here’s the scoop.
3 beaten eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cups cocoa powder
2 tsp. vanilla
½ cups cooking oil
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour
candy canes or peppermint candies
vanilla ice cream
First, stir the eggs, sugar, cocoa powder, oil and vanilla together. Then add the flour and baking powder and stir them in. Now, cover and chill the dough in the fridge for an hour or so.
Next, roll into 1 inch balls in your hands.
Next you’ll coat the balls in powdered sugar by rolling them in ¼ cup of powdered sugar in a pie pan or shallow dish.
Now place them on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Then just bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Finally, cool the cookies completely.
Once they are cool, let ice cream soften on the counter for 10-15 minutes until you can stir it easily.
Then crush candy canes or peppermint candies in a food processor, blender, or with a rolling pin.
Now place a scoop of ice cream on a cookie, top with a second cookie, and gently squeeze the layers together, creating a perfect little ice cream sandwich.
Once your sandwiches are built, roll the edges of each cookie in the crushed candy.
And place on a baking sheet. Put back in the freezer to solidify.
Eat these yummy Christmas cookies right away or individually wrap each cookie in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer for up to two weeks. But I highly suggest just planning to eat them right away. Best Christmas cookies ever!