Yes, the name for these cookies is quite a mouthful, but when you eat them that’s exactly what you’ll be getting – a delicious mouthful. The cookie is perfect sandwiched around some creamy, soon-to-be melty ice cream: it is soft & cakelike in the center, yet slightly crispy on the outside. It is chewy from the oatmeal and oat bran. And it is delicious. It is not, however, a good stand-alone cookie. This one needs a filling of some kind… if not ice cream, then perhaps some marshmallow cream?
I’m sure that no matter what you fill it with, you will be reaching for more than your fair share. Or maybe that’s just me!
Chocolate chocolate-chip oatmeal ice cream sandwiches
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 3 Tbs oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg + 1 yolk
- 2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 2 Tbs hot water
- 3 ½ cups flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- ½ cup oat bran
- 1 ½ cups oatmeal
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Ice cream for filling, I used home-made rum-vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F. Cream the butter, oil, & sugars until fluffy. Add in the yogurt and the vanilla & then the egg & yolk. Stir in the baking soda water. Stir in the flour, cocoa, and salt. Stir in the oat bran, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Stir! Stir! Stir!
- You can either drop large spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 14 mins or press into a 9×13 Pyrex pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until slightly firm. I did a mix of the two, and liked the squares the best. Let cool, then cut into squares and cut each square in half horizontally (like a bun).
- Fill with your favorite ice cream flavor! To make the ice cream sandwich assemblage easier, I removed the cookies from the pan, lined it with foil (didn’t bother cleaning it yet), filled it with softened ice cream and then let it freeze hard again. Then I cut the ice cream into the same size squares as the cookies. But, if you’re feeling extra lazy (I usually am), it’s not necessary.
- After I fill them, I wrap them up in foil and keep in the freezer. Do I need to remind you that (especially if you used home-made ice cream) you need to let these soften for a minute or two before biting into one?? I know they are delicious, but you probably are quite fond of your front teeth, but use your own discretion.