Friday, April 22, 2011

A Ban on Scissors and a Cookie Intervention

Alana has done what I've been told every kid does: took scissors to her own hair. The sad thing is she had my permission to use scissors, and I was no more than ten feet away at the sink. She chopped of a chunk on the side of her head, then tried to sneak past me to hide it in the trash. When I looked in the trash, after a little digging, I found a big chunk of brown curls. I suppose it could've been worse, it could've been at her hairline. At least her curls disguise it a little bit. Now scissors have been banned, if not for life, at least for a while.
While she was doing that, I was doing something super important. Making delicious cookie ice cream sandwiches. I might be addicted. They are so good! Even David, who doesn't have 1/3 of the sweet tooth that I have, loves them. As long as I make his with cookies and cream ice cream.

There are a few handy tricks to keep in mind when you're making these, or you'll end up with a cookie you can't bite through, or ice cream squishing out on to your hands.

Important tips:
Underbake your cookies. Try this recipe. Our Best Bites rules! They should be barely set around the edges, and still super gooey in the middle. If you don't do this, your cookie will be too hard to bite through when it's frozen.
Pre-freeze your cookies. After they've cooled, put them on a plate in a single layer, till they're nice and solid. That way when you put your ice cream on them they won't break.
Soften your ice cream. Don't let it melt or microwave it till it's all runny, but let it set at room temp for about 10 - 15 minutes, so you can spread it on your cookies without too much effort. No one tell my dad, but sometimes I microwave ice cream, he hates that!
Freeze the entire finished product, individually wrapped in plastic wrap, till the ice cream is solid again. If you're impatient and don't let them sit, ice cream will come out the sides everytime you try to take a bite. Then you'll have it all over your hands instead of between your cookies.
Eat it. It will be delicious.
My personal favorite. Plain old vanilla with a chocolate chip cookie. Yum.

David prefers the cookie, plus cookies and cream. Whatever floats your boat.


Jordan said...

Hahaha- I think every kid does that somewhere in their lifetime ;D Except for me of course... the perfect child! Teehee, just kidding! ;) Anyhoo- I love your Blog! I'm now a new follower :) And those ice cream sandwiches look. So. GOOD!!!! You just made me crave one sooo badly!!

Darlin' Mama said...

OMG I would have been freaking about the hair. But oh yes it could have been worse. I was told when I was young I cut all my hair off into like a bowl cut look. I have seen pictures, it's scary.
But now those cookies looks awesome!


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