In Goodies Against The Grain: Cinnamon Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cinnamon Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

YUM! That's all I can say when I think of two luscious cinnamon cookies filled with vanilla ice cream. When I created this recipe, it was meant to be for paleo graham crackers, but they came out of the oven really chewy, so my family said, "You should turn these cookies into ice cream sandwiches. They would be so yummy!" So, the "Paleo Graham Cracker" recipe is now known as the "Cinnamon Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich" recipe! The cookies are only mildly sweet, so they are complemented nicely by the sweetness of the ice cream. Also, to help you guys and gals understand how I made the cookies, I posted some pictures of my process below some of the steps. Happy baking and eating!

Makes 4 ice cream sandwiches.


2 cups blanched almond flour
2 Tbs arrowroot starch/powder
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs pure maple syrup (or honey, if you don't want your cookies to taste slightly maple-y)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
Vanilla ice cream (I used dairy ice cream, but you can also use a non-dairy alternative, such as coconut)


1. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, stir together all of the ingredients. After a few seconds of mixing, the dough will start to resemble course crumbs. When it reaches that point, let it mix for about a minute, until the dough starts to form a ball.
2. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and roll it out until it's 1/4 inch thick.

3. Using a cookie cutter, cut circles out of the dough. If you use a 3-inch cutter like I did, the dough should yield 8 circles, which makes 4 ice cream sandwiches.
4. If you want to add a little style to your cookies, poke little holes in them with a toothpick.

5. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
6. Let them cool for at least 20 minutes before adding the ice cream.
7. Before making the sandwiches, make sure your vanilla ice cream is REALLY cold. (Mine wasn't very cold the first time, so it completely melted on the cookies and dripped everywhere. Luckily
my dogs are really good lickers!)
8. Put one scoop of ice cream on one of the cookies, then place another cookie on top of that, creating a sandwich. Repeat this with the rest of the cookies. Enjoy!

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