Classic chocolate chip cookies meet velvety vanilla ice cream and colorful sprinkles in this homemade ice cream sandwich recipe. This sweet treat only requires a few steps and is a fun dessert for the kids.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place a piece of parchment paper on the inside of a baking sheet.
Place the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium-sized bowl; whisk, then set aside.
Fit a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Place the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar into the stand mixer bowl; beat on medium speed for about 4 minutes, until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Place the vanilla and egg into the stand mixer bowl; beat for about 30 seconds or until combined. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the stand mixer bowl; mix until just combined, being careful not to overbeat. Turn off the mixer. Pour the chocolate chips into the stand mixer bowl and fold in the chips using a rubber spatula.
Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the cookie dough and shape it into a ball. Set each cookie dough ball onto the parchment paper, placing them 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies for approximately 12 minutes or until the edges turn brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack. Once the cookies are completely cool, place them in the freezer for 30 minutes.For the Ice Cream Sandwiches
To assemble the ice cream sandwiches, place about ¼ cup of ice cream onto the bottom side of one cookie. Top the ice cream with the bottom side of another cookie and gently press together. Repeat. Note: If your ice cream is too frozen, you may want to let it thaw just a bit so that the cookies do not break when assembling the ice cream sandwiches.
Pour the sprinkles onto a shallow plate. Roll each ice cream sandwich in the sprinkles to coat the exposed ice cream. Serve immediately or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze.