So, I realize that I just made a batch of Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches a few weeks ago, but um, I don’t know what happened. They disappeared from my freezer just like that. I gave a few away to friends, and the rest . . . they must have just gotten up and walked away. Whatever happened, the top shelf of my freezer was looking a little bare.
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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Gelato Sandwiches
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup hazelnut meal/flour
- 2 pints Talenti Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Gelato
- In small bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add vanilla; then beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and hazelnut meal. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drop cookie dough by 2-tablespoon-fuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets and gently press to flatten slightly. Bake 13 to 14 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- Assemble the sandwiches: Turn 32 cookies over so that flat sides face up (you may have some extra cookies left over). Place 1/4 cup of gelato onto 16 cookies. Press remaining cookies onto gelato to form sandwiches. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in freezer up to 2 weeks.
Cookie recipe adapated from Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from my Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere by Dorie Greenspan.