Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Learn how to make one of the best summertime desserts and a perfect dessert for the 4th of July—the Chipwich. This chocolate chip cookie ice cream candwich is delicious and easy to make. Plus when you add seasonal M&Ms and sprinkles it becomes a perfect holiday treat.

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

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There is something magical about two chocolate chip cookies with ice cream sandwiched between them. The rich flavors of the chocolate chip cookies mixed with the creamy vanilla ice cream screams summer’s perfect treat. To make this the perfect patriotic treat for the 4th of July I went out and purchased red, white and blue M&Ms and patriotic sprinkles which made this a festive treat.
Honestly, I don’t know about you but I am probably more excited to eat these than kids will be.
If you need to make these last minute you could buy premade cookies but if you are like me… you love to bake cookies so that you will be abe to eat some of the dough.

The Cookies

There is already a no fail chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog but it requires a scale. And since I care about your opinions and convenience I spent time converting my recipe to standard US measurements. After testing my conversions multiple times and then once more, I have decided that it is time to share the recipe with you.
Let’s take a quick refresher course on making chocolate chip cookies but for the full rundown go to my No Fail Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
Thick and Chewy Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Butter, 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Sugar, and 1/2 Cup +2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich 
Using a mixer or elbow grease, cream these three ingredients together until you no longer see streaks of butter. Be careful to not over mix or your cookies will spread more and won’t be as thick and chewy!

2 Eggs, 1 Tablespoons Vanilla, and 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

 Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Add the ingredients to your creamed sugar and butter mixture. Once again I beg of you, DO NOT OVERMIX. Only stir enough so that there are no streaks of egg or vanilla.

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda and 2&1/2 Cups Flour

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich 
Can you guess an important part of mixing in the flour? You guessed it…DONT OVERMIX. Sick of hearing it yet? Trust me when I say that overmixing ruins a perfectly good batch of cookies. Mix in the flour until it is just mixed in. You will be stirring more when you add the chocolate so if all of the flour isn’t completely mixed in it is ok.

2 Cups Chocolate Chips or M&Ms

 Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
In my everyday chocolate chip cookie loving life I reach for the chocolate chips but for festive occasions, I add holiday M&Ms. It adds a great flair to the cookies. Mix in the chocolate until it is evenly spread through the dough.

The Baking Process

 Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Like the good blogger I am, I forgot to take pictures of the cookies on the pan. What can I say, besides I was way too excited to bake and eat these.  (Check out my other chocolate chip cookie post if you would like to see what the dough looks like on pans)
 Thick and Chewy Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Use a two-tablespoon cookie dough scooper or 2 tablespoons and place balls of dough 3 inches apart on a cookie sheet. If you want big bakery style cookies then a 1/4 c measuring cup will be your new best friend. I place those bigger balls of dough 5 inches apart so that they do not bake together.
Bake the smaller cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and the bigger cookies for 11-14 minutes. Until they are golden on the outside and still pale on the inside.
Let the cookies cool on the pan for a minute or two and then move them to a cookie rack.
Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich


  • 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips or M&Ms


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°
  2. The first thing you need to do is zero your scale. Place the bowl that you are using on the scale and zero your scale and this is something you will do between every ingredient you measure.
  3. Scale out your room temperature butter, sugar and brown sugar. Using a spoon or a strong rubber spatula stir the butter and sugars to blend them until you see no butter streak or pieces.
  4. After you no longer see streaks of butter add in your eggs and vanilla. This time you need to stir until the eggs and butter mixture are combined together.
  5. Here comes a very important part of the cookie making process, the mixing in of the flour. This is the time where you can overwork the gluten and ruin a perfect batch of cookies. You will want to mix the batter as little as possible. Stop mixing as soon as there is no more visible flour on the dough or in the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Fold in your choice of chocolate. I like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks. For a festive flair I use seasonal M&Ms
  7. If you are looking for big bakery style cookie, use a quarter cup measuring scoop to make dough balls. Or use a regular cookie scoop to scoop the balls on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake the cookies for 9-12 minutes. Take them out when they look puffy, set around the edges, and dry to the touch. Let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. As they cool, they will collapse back on themselves.
  9. Transfer the cookies to a rack to finish cooling completely. These sweet ‘perfect‘ cookies are completely buttery, chewy, thick and chocked full of rich, semi-sweet chocolate chips and are ready to be devoured.

The Chipwich

Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich 
The secret to a delicious homemade cookie ice cream sandwich? The perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe that you now know how to make.

**TIP- Freeze the cookies before making the sandwiches. It will save you the trouble of accidentally breaking the cookie.**

This is such an easy process which is why I recommend that you make them for the 4th. Kids and adults will love you for making them.
Take one cookie and place a scoop of ice cream (about 1/4 cup) on the flat side of the cookie. Top with flat side of the second cookie to make a sandwich. Seriously that easy.
For extra flair, roll the cookie in sprinkles or chocolate candies that are perfect for the holiday or season that you are making them for.
Place them back into the freezer until you are ready to serve them or if you are like me eat one right away! Patience is not always my thing when it comes to food.  So if you come over for a meal chances are I already tried something that I have made. At least you know it will be good. Or at least up to my taste buds standards.

What is your favorite 4th of July food?

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Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich


  1. What a neat idea! This year I am taking it easy and not doing anything major for the holiday! Just want to relax by the pool with my hubby! But who knows I’m sure friends will come over!

  2. Oh my goodness YUM! I think I will definitely have to make these at some point over the summer with my 4 year old who is obsessed with baking (and eating) treats like these. The sprinkles just send it over the top in patriotic adorablenss. 🙂

  3. OMG these are soo cute and they look really yummy!
    i’m a sucker for a good cookie sandwich!
    I’m gonna try these with creme de menthe and so they’re mint chocolate chip on a hot day 🙂

  4. These look very interesting, my kids would love them simply because of all the colour. I may have to try making something similar but in the Australian colours of green and gold!

  5. These look adorable, delicious and fairly easy! What a great and colorful way to celebrate the holiday. I’m sure they will be a big hit in our house

  6. These look so good and simple to make! I might have to make these for an upcoming 4th of July party! Everyone loves a good ice cream sandwich.

  7. Oh my gosh, this is making me SO hungry and ready for The 4th of July! Thanks for also adding in a recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies…they are the absolute BEST!

  8. These look AMAZING! My mom was just looking for a unique cookie recipe for our upcoming 4th of July party. Can’t wait to share this with her. I think it’s exactly what she was looking for!

  9. Oh my goodness the consistency of these cookies look perfect! I used to love to bake but our current apartment doesn’t have a full kitchen and cookies never come out the same in our convection oven 🙁

  10. Although I am in Canada and we don’t celebrate the 4th of July, we do have Canada Day this weekend and I’m totally going to make a red and white version of these for the kids!!! my mouth is watering just looking at that amazing picture!

  11. Sanja Loshik`

    They look so delicious, I love this kind of recipes simple and tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  12. These look so good! And I love how they can be repurposed for other events with other colours:) I’ll definitely be making them once I own an oven:)

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