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Cherry Blossom Ice Cream Sandwiches

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These little hand-held rounds of deliciousness were inspired by the same “made in Canada” candy bar that gave rise to my Cherry Blossom Cheesecake.  I wanted something a little summery for a pot-luck this week, despite our rainy and cool weather.  Voila !

The cookies themselves are a basic chocolate cookie with coconut, peanut and milk chocolate mix-ins.  And they are great on their own ( I tasted one, just to be sure ! ).  I sandwiched them with a black cherry ice cream, but I bet they would be equally tasty with strawberry or even more chocolate.  A maraschino cherry ice cream would be spot on, but I couldn’t find any (and wanted to keep things simple, so no home-made). 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden cane sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment.  Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and coconut in a separate bowl.  To a stand mixer, cream together butter and both sugars, add eggs one at a time, then vanilla.  To this, add dry ingredients in two additions and mix until incorporated.  Mix in peanuts and chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until nearly set (you want them a little soft).  This will depend on how large you make the cookies – I deliberately kept them on the small side, using my smallest ice cream scoop (about 1 1/2 tbsp) as there would be many other treats at the potluck.  You can make these as small or as large as you like !

To make the ice cream sandwiches, simply place a scoop of softened ice cream in between two cookies and squish to evenly distribute.  Ta-da !!

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