Vanilla and Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches
Recipe Type: Dessert, Ice Cream, Baking
Serves: makes about 20 cookies or 10 sandwiches
Soft, chewy ginger and molasses cookies are filled with cool, sweet vanilla ice cream to let the spices do the talking.
  • 2¼ cups white flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T water
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • large flake sugar (turbinado), for sprinkling
  • quality vanilla bean ice cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, then add the water and molasses. Slowly add the dry ingredients until fully combined.
  4. Roll the dough into 1" balls, and place 2" apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are set. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  6. To assemble the sandwiches, place 2 scoops of ice cream on one cookie, and gently flatten/mold with your hands. Cover with second cookie and dig in!
The sandwiches can be pre-assembled and stored in the freezer, or assembled just before serving.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at