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Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ingredients
  Strawberry ice cream/Pistachio ice cream 1⁄2 Gallon (1 Brick)
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened (1 Stick)
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Egg white 1 , slightly beaten
Directions

GETTING READY
1. On a sheet of wax paper, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; keep aside.
2. In a large bowl of electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla at high speed until smooth and fluffy.
3. Using a wooden spoon, stir in half of flour mixture; mix with hands, if necessary.
4. Cover the dough and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Lightly grease cookies sheets.

MAKING
7. Divide the refrigerated dough into two parts and refrigerate until ready to roll out.
8. Flour a board or pastry cloth lightly and roll out the one part of the dough at a time until 1/8 inch thick.
9. Using a floured 3 1/4-inch heart-shape cookie cutter or 3 inches wide, 4 inches long diamond shape cutter, cut out cookies.
10. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
11. For round serrated edge cookies, use a 3-inch scalloped cookie cutter.
12. Brush half of the cookies with egg white and sprinkle with nonpareils if desired; or brush only the edges and sprinkle mini chocolate pieces or chopped nuts.
13. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 8 minutes or just until set and lightly browned a the edges.

FINALISING
14. Shift the cookies to a wire rack and cool them completely.
15. Uncover the ice cream and discard the carton.
16. Using a sharp knife, lengthwise cut the ice cream into five parts.
17. Using the same cutter that has been used for making cookies, cut two ice-cream parts from each piece of ice cream.
18. Sandwich 1 slice ice cream between 2 sugar cookies.
19. Freeze them in the refrigerator for 2 hours until they are firm.
20. Wrap in individual foil or poly bag, label and store in freezer.

SERVING
21. Serve chilled Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Sandwich
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Interest: 
Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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