Chocolate "I Scream" Cookie Sandwiches

I used chocolate to make a screaming ghost face design on these Halloween-themed ice cream cookie sandwiches, just so I could do a play on words.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 ice cream sandwiches

While I was working on the classic ice-cream sandwich I posted this summer, I remember thinking how much easier it would've been to simply use a cookie from the bakery. And I just might have, if I'd found cookies with that same soft, sticky texture old-school ice cream sandwiches are famous for, but I don't think those exist.

Here, no one cares about the cookie. They're simply an ice cream delivery system and a canvas for our chocolate artwork. Of course, if you want to make these 100% homemade, feel free, but I think we should spend that extra free time perfecting our screaming ghost faces, which as you can see from the video, I still need to do. And, if a Halloween motif isn't something you want or need, you can use this technique to make personalized birthday ice cream sandwiches or to celebrate any other occasion.

The secret here is to work while the chocolates are still nice and wet, and to get the design right the first time, and not try to do any touch ups. I think mine would have been much better if I'd just piped the faces and left well enough alone. Anyway, no matter the design, or the occasion, I hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 8 large chocolate chip cookies

  • 3 tablespoons melted dark chocolate

  • 4 teaspoons melted white chocolate

  • ½ cup vanilla ice cream

Directions

  1. Cover the flat side of 4 cookies with melted dark chocolate; tap the cookies lightly to smooth out the chocolate.

  2. While still wet, use a piping bag or spoon to make a ghost shape with the white chocolate; tap lightly once more to smooth as needed. More white designs can be added to the dark chocolate background if desired.

  3. Use melted dark chocolate to make the eyes and screaming mouth; tap or shake once more to even and smooth out.

  4. Let chocolate cool until hard and dry to the touch, at least 1 hour.

  5. Scoop ice cream on 4 remaining cookies, and cover with the tops. Carefully press to flatten, and transfer to a freezer to freeze thoroughly before serving.

    Chocolate "I Scream" Cookie Sandwiches
    Chocolate "I Scream" Cookie Sandwiches. Chef John

Chef's Notes:

Make sure the white and dark chocolate are melted at the same time for decorating.

If you fuss around with these and they start to cool or harden, pop them into a warm oven for a few seconds for the chocolate to soften up again.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
26g Fat
64g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 6g
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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