Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches with Sea Salt Flakes

During the hot summer days there is nothing like treating yourself to ice cream.  Growing up, one of my favorite seasonal treats was an ice cream sandwich that was usually obtained by waiting for the ice cream truck to drive by our house.  I was feeling a bit nostalgic and decided to make my own super soft chocolate cookies and filled them with gelato, Talenti, to be exact.  Having made a different variety of ice cream sandwiches before, the key learning is to bake the cookies just until they are set, so that once they are cooled they are chewy and can be easily enjoyed with ice cream. Topping the cookies with Maldon sea salt flakes is the perfect way to take a childhood treat and elevate it to something 'grown-ups' will like.  

Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt Flakes
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Sea salt flakes, for garnish
Ice cream/gelato flavors of your choice

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Sift flour, cocoa powder, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.  Place softened butter in a bowl and using mixer beat until fluffy.  Add sugars, eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until mixture is combined.  Slowly incorporate dry mixture into wet mixture.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and using cookie scoop place dough on pan.  Allow enough room because cookies will spread in the oven. After 5 minutes of baking sprinkle with sea salt flakes.  Bake for a total of 15 minutes or until cookies are just set.  Cool on rack.  

To assemble ice cream sandwiches: Place a scoop of ice cream on one cookie, top with another cookie. If you would like to assemble before eating, ice cream sandwiches can be stored in the freezer for up to three days.  Enjoy!

*Photography & Styling by Alison 


  1. These look amazing!! There's nothing I love more than a good ice cream sandwich...and Maldon! I have a minor freak out every time I run out at home.

  2. I love talenti!! its my favorite store bought ice cream. these sandwiches look divine!

  3. i LOVE sea salt and chocolate together, definitely one of the great flavor combinations. craving one of these ice-cream sandwiches right now!