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Feast: Homemade Chipwiches

Fun Facts about My Niece, Edie

  • She’s seven years old
  • Her favorite band is Vampire Weekend
  • She’s super into parkour
  • Her birthstone is peridot
  • When given the chance to ask Siri questions, she will do her best to anger and confuse Siri by asking repeatedly,  “Can I marry pizza?” and “Why can I fly in Minecraft? WHY CAN I FLY IN MINECRAFT?!”

She is basically the most entertaining person I know. So when she told me she’d NEVER HAD A CHIPWICH BEFORE, I knew something had to be done. So we made chocolate chip cookies–she can whisk like a pro–and then put together a pretty amazing ice cream sandwich. This is not so much a feast recipe because it’s expensive, but because of its sheer decadence. But look at the pure joy!

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This recipe uses a REALLY excellent chocolate chip cookie recipe–I highly unabashedly recommend it.

Homemade Chipwiches 

Cookie recipe adapted very very slightly from The Baker Chick

Cookies:

  • 2 C. plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 C. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C. semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the sugar and the slightly cooled melted butter with a whisk or handheld mixer. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Fold in chips.

Using a half-cup measure, scoop out dough. Roll into a large ball. Using two hands, pull apart the dough into two halves. Place the cookies onto the cookies sheet with the rounded side down and the jagged side up. The cookies will spread, so allow extra room on the cookies sheets.

Bake for 11-14 minutes on the middle and top racks. The cookies should have started to harden but the centers should still feel soft. Allow to cool on the sheet or a rack.

Assembly

  • ice cream (vanilla for traditionalists, chocolate for willful seven-year-olds)
  • mini chocolate chips (we used fancy dark chocolate chunks)

Heap a large amount of vanilla ice cream onto the flat bottom of a cookie. Put another cookie on top. Squoze (yes, not a typo) the cookies together so there is a border of ice cream coming out of the sandwich. Roll in a small dish of chocolate chips. Eat quickly and messily and maybe over a tarp.

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