Gosh, you have worked hard this week.
Yes, I know it was only a 4-day workweek, but you really killed it.
So, I made a treat for you.
Unfortunately my job did not require me to work very hard this week. However, I worked very hard on surfing the internet, reading tweets, catching up with Honey Boo Boo (for shame) and ordering custom fit jeans (What? They were on sale.).
So, really, whether you worked hard on actual “work” or if you just filled your time like I did, sometimes you do need a treat like this one.
Because it is the bomb 2.0.
You can customize this to your tastes and make a different sort of cookie. (Or use storebought. No judgments.) Use milk chocolate or use a different kind of ice cream. It’s your treat. Do what you wanna do.
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich…on a Stick
1 ¼ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugars, egg and vanilla together in one bowl and flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in another. Then combine it all together and fold in chocolate chips. Scoop cookies out with a cookie scoop onto parchment paper lined pans and bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Ok, for assembly you will need:
Popsicle sticks (I used craft sticks, because I’m crafty)
Softened ice cream (I used vanilla frozen yogurt)
Dark chocolate for melting, along with a teaspoon of oil (I used coconut oil)
Nuts, sea salt, coconut or sprinkles for optional topping
Melt your chocolate & tsp of oil using a double boiler (here’s instructions for that) & carefully dip the cookie sandwich in there.
Immediately after dipping, add toppings like nuts, coconut, sprinkles or sea salt.
The chocolate might crack a little, but just hold on tight to it.
In case you need another incentive to make and eat this treat, remember that it is county fair season. What better way to celebrate than making food on a stick?!
“Hungry monster” is Renee from http://attackofthehungrymonster.blogspot.com/, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site. She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes. Go visit her blog and say hi. Or follow her brand spanking new twitter page @athungrymonster.