Almond cherry ice cream sandwiches

Prep 25 min
Total 45 min
Plus 2 hours freezing time
Serves 12

The best way to ride out summer’s sweltering weather? Ice cream — on steady rotation!

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Ingredients

1 1/3 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
3/4 tsp
1 cup
unsalted butter, softened
1 cup
smooth peanut butter
2/3 cup
granulated sugar
2/3 cup
packed brown sugar
1
egg
1 1/2 tsp
1/3 cup
granulated sugar, for coating

Filling and coating

1.65 L
cherry ice cream
300 g
white chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cups
chopped almonds

Instructions

  • STIR flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  • BEAT butter and peanut butter in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, until creamy, 1 min. Beat in sugars until smooth, 2 min. Beat in egg, then yolk and vanilla.
  • GRADUALLY stir in flour mixture until just combined. Divide dough into 2 portions. Wrap in plastic wrap and press into disks. Freeze until firm enough to handle, 1 hr.
  • PREHEAT oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Place 1/3 cup sugar in a bowl.  Scoop2 tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Swirl it in sugar to coat. Repeat with remaining dough and place on sheets 2 in. apart.
  • BAKE until golden around the edges, 12 to 14 min. Cool on sheet for 5 min, then transfer to a rack to cool.
  • SANDWICH ½ cup ice cream between 2 cookies, pressing together. Freeze until firm, 90 min. Dip sandwiches halfway into melted chocolate, then into chopped nuts. Freeze until chocolate is firm, 15 min.

Nutrition

Calories 376
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 42 g
Fat 21 g
Fibre 1 g
Sodium 249 mg
Excellent source of folate
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Issue: July 2017

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