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
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.
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.
1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Butter, 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Sugar, and 1/2 Cup +2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
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
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
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
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
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)
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
- Preheat the oven to 375°
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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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