Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

There is no cookie on this planet that makes me happier than a snickerdoodle.  It’s like a sugar cookie overdosed with cinnamon.  And for a non-chocoholic like me, it’s a cookie-lover’s dream.  Add that to some homemade cinnamon ice cream sandwiched in the middle, and you’ve got like the best summer dessert ever.  Snickerdoodle Ice Cream sandwiches- genius!

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This recipe comes from Cookies & Cream- Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich by Tessa Arias.  Tessa is the blogger behind Handle the Heat.  She’s a very talented recipe developer who shares delicious, from-scratch recipes with her readers.  Her cookbook is such a fun book for summer- more than 50 combinations of homemade ice cream recipes paired with homemade cookie recipes to make the ultimate frozen summer desserts!  You’ll find things like Strawberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet, Boston Cream Pie, and of course, Cookies and Cream. Also included are more than 200 ideas for mixing and matching the cookies and ice cream for a new creation every time, information on assembling, equipment, and decorating, and delicious full-color photos throughout.  It’s a good one to have on hand for the dessert section of your cookbook shelf!

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

You’ve got to plan ahead to make ice cream sandwiches, but they’re so worth it in the end.  Just make your cookies as you would bake a regular ‘ol batch of cookies.  Then make the ice cream base and process it through your ice cream maker.  Once the ice cream has frozen a little bit, you can assemble… just a small scoop between two cookies, then back in the freezer to freeze completely.

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Ice cream sandwiches are absolutely a perfect dessert to surprise your guests with at a summer barbecue.  They’ll watch you go to your freezer to retrieve dessert, and then out these come and everyone is amazed and delighted and all-of-a-sudden very excited about eating dessert 🙂

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: About 10 ice cream sandwiches

Prep Time: 1 hour + chill, freezing and processing times

Cook Time: 12min


1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated white sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg yolks

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated white sugar, divided
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated white sugar + 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Make the ice cream: Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice cubes and 1 to 2 cups of water. Place a medium bowl fitted with a fine strainer inside the ice bath. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, cream, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla. Set over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is warm and begins to steam, about 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Carefully whisk half of the warm milk mixture into the egg yolks- one ladleful at a time, until the egg mixture is warmed. Whisk the egg-milk mixture back into the saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and registers around 175 degrees F. on an instant-read thermometer, about 5 to 7 minutes. Be careful not to boil the mixture! Immediately pour the mixture through the strainer into the bowl set over the ice bath. Let it cool in the ice bath until it reaches room temperature, stirring often. Press plastic wrap against the surface of the custard and refrigerate until well chilled- at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours. Pour the chilled mixture into the (frozen) bowl of your ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze until firm (at least 2 hours or overnight).

2. Make the cookies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to combine. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, cream cheese, and 3/4 cup sugar on medium- high speed until well-combined and smooth- about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture and beat until combined. Place the sugar/cinnamon mixture in a small bowl. Roll the dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls, then roll in the sugar to coat evenly. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets and flatten with the bottom of a sugared glass. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and begin to brown. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Freeze the cookies until firm.

3. Assemble the ice cream sandwiches: Top one cookie with a scoop of ice cream. Place another cookie on top of the ice cream and gently press down to form a sandwich. Sprinkle the sides of the sandwich with a pinch of cinnamon, if desired. Immediately place the sandwich in the freezer. Repeat with the remaining cookies and ice cream. Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving. Wrap un-eaten sandwiches to be eaten later.


*If your ice cream is too frozen, let it soften at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before you try to scoop out ice cream to make the sandwiches.

SOURCE: (Adapted barely and shared with permission from Cookies & Cream- Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich by Tessa Arias : Running Press, Copyright 2013)

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  • Glory/ Glorious Treats wrote:

    These look all kinds of amazing!! =)

  • Peabody wrote:

    I do love me a snickerdoodle. Looks awesome.

  • shelly (cookies and cups) wrote:

    My husband would LOVE these!!! I need to get that book!

  • Joanne wrote:

    Definitely adding this cookbook to my wishlist! I am a snickerdoodle fiend, so these are happening.

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting wrote:

    This has been on my to-do list for awhile! Sounds yummy!

  • Laura @ Laura’s Culinary Adventures wrote:

    I’m a big chocoholic, but I have nothing against snickerdoodles either! Looks delish!

  • dina wrote:

    i love snickerdoodles. this is a great idea!

  • Lauren @ Imperfect and Fabulous wrote:

    I made snickerdoodles last week and as we were eating them told my husband we should use his new ice cream maker to do this. Great minds…

  • marcie wrote:

    I love all that cinnamon — snicker doodles are the best! These ice cream sandwiches look absolutely amazing. 🙂

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen wrote:

    I love cinnamon ice cream, can’t wait to make these fun treats!

  • Kelly – Life Made Sweeter wrote:

    Wow, these look incredible, Lori! Love snickerdoodle cookies and Tessa’s blog so I can’t wait to check out her book! Ice cream sandwiches are my favorite summer treat and with the cinnamon ice cream? So so good – love this idea! Pinning 🙂

  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan wrote:

    This is the best idea! I need that book!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    Ooo! We love snickerdoodles! What a fantastic treat to turn them into an ice cream sandwich! Love Tessa’s book!

  • Tessa @ Handle the Heat wrote:

    How exciting to have one of my favorite bloggers share a recipe from my book. Thank you so much Lori!

  • Erin | The Law Student’s Wife wrote:

    Snickerdoodles have such a special place in my heart, because my grandma always baked them for me growing up. Love the idea of turning them into an ice cream sandwich. Congrats Tessa on the book. Yippie!!

  • Tom @ Raise Your Garden wrote:

    I love cinnamon ice cream! Put it in a snickerdoodle sandwich? I’m in. It’s hot in Buffalo, NY and this is a must.

  • Matea wrote:

    Ice cream sandwiches are perfect for summer! And snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches are perfect any season if you ask me!

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron wrote:

    Gah! This is seriously the best idea ever! I love ice cream sandwiches and snickerdoodle cookies. Delish. Definitely need that cookbook 🙂

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness wrote:

    Love Tessa and reading Handle the Heat! I will have to check out her book, because these babies look FAB! Pinning 🙂

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    Love Tessa and all her recipes and I bet her cookbook is awesome! I loooove snickerdoodles. Great choice, Lori!