I have to give a shout out to my friend, Elaine for bringing back an old school favorite. We were at a very chic pot luck dinner party and for dessert, Elaine and her hubby busted out an old school fave - Chocolate Chipwiches! Everyone devoured them and we were all over the age of 35. They are super easy to make and everyone will worship you for them. They can also be made ahead and stay good in the freezer for at least a week.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 12 oz. package of semi sweet chocolate bits
- 1 quart of fabulous vanilla ice cream, softened a little
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla. In another mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture until your batter is formed. Finally, add the chocolate chips and mix. Proceed to stick a small amount of the cookie dough into your pie hole. Then, when you've gotten that out of your system, drop the dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. You want the cookies to be medium sized, so the balls should be about 1 1/2 inches in diameter uncooked. Leave some room between the cookies for expansion while baking. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes until the cookies are slightly golden brown. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and when they are cooled, put them in a freezer ziploc and plop them in the freezer. Freeze cookies for 2 hours. Finally, take your frozen cookies and slather them with softened vanilla ice cream. Put the sandwiches back in the freezer until you are ready to devour them. Good luck holding out!