Although we love store-bought ice cream sandwiches from local grocery stores as much as the next person, there's nothing quite as good as homemade!
Ice cream sandwiches are a delicious treat on a hot day, and they are so easy to make! This sweet treat is as simple as baking your favorite cookies, and putting some ice cream in between. Boom! Easy as pie.
And by making them at home, you're avoiding all of that yucky high fructose corn syrup and other preservatives that are often added to pre-packaged ice cream sandwiches. It's all natural flavors here, y'all!
But the trick for making the perfect ice cream sandwich is your cookie recipe! And these Butter Pecan Cookies are beyond wonderful! Our Sola Stella Extra Virgin Olive Oil adds the most delicious flavor, and helps make these the most buttery cookies imaginable. PLUS, the addition of EVOO to your baking adds a healthy touch to an often unhealthy recipe. Counteract all that sugar with some essential antioxidants.
Now add some crunchy pecans and dark brown sugar, and you've got yourself the chewy cookies of your dreams!
Sure, you can stop there and eat the cookies as is, but who doesn't like a little ice cream, especially on a hot day? We opted for some Blue Bell creamy butter pecan ice cream, but vanilla is also a great choice! Have an ice cream maker? Take this up a notch and feel free to make your own ice cream!
Butter Pecan Ice Cream Sandwiches with Texas Olive Oil
For the Butter Pecan Cookies:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose wheat flour (sub corn flour or other for gluten-free)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup Sola Stella Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecan pieces, roughly chopped
For the Ice Cream Filling:
- Store-bought butter pecan or vanilla ice cream (we used Blue Bell Butter Pecan)
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and extra virgin olive oil until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined (electric mixer optional on low speed).
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Fold in the chopped pecans.
Drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Flatten each dough ball slightly with the back of a spoon or your fingertips.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
While the cookies are cooling, soften the vanilla ice cream by letting it sit at room temperature for a few minutes.
Once the cookies have cooled, take a scoop of the softened ice cream and place an even layer on the flat side of one cookie. Top it with another cookie, flat side down, to create a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies and ice cream.
If desired, you can roll the edges of the ice cream sandwiches in additional chopped pecans, or even chocolate chips, for added crunch and flavor.
Place the assembled ice cream sandwiches on a baking sheet or tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for at least 1-2 hours, or until the ice cream is firm.
Once the ice cream sandwiches are frozen, they are ready to be enjoyed! Serve them immediately or store them in an airtight container or with plastic wrap in the freezer for later.
Time to Enjoy!
These delightful butter pecan ice cream sandwiches with extra virgin olive oil-infused cookies will be your new favorite summer treat, guaranteed. Combining the richness of butter pecan with the fruity notes of extra virgin olive oil creates a uniquely sophisticated flavor profile that is truly unmatched!
Whether you're savoring them in warm weather, or sharing them with friends and family at a gathering, these ice cream sandwiches are a huge crowd-pleaser.
But don't forget, the Sola Stella Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the perfect addition to add subtle delicate notes of fruit and butter that are delectable, while also adding additional health benefits. Haven't ordered from us before? Take 10% off your first online order!
Want to make the baking process even easier? Click below to download the recipe. Now go forth and make these ice cream sandwiches! Happy baking and indulging!