Ice Cream Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day


With a soft, chewy chocolate cookie and festive mint shamrock ice cream, these fun desserts are a sweet delight on St. Patrick’s Day. You can cut out the cookie wafers in any shape you choose and use any flavor ice cream. Try heart shapes for Valentine’s Day filled with strawberry ice cream.

  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened

    Directions

    • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until blended. Divide dough into two portions; flatten. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
    • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8- to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. shamrock cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Prick with a fork if desired.
    • Bake until set, 7-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
    • Spread 1/4 to 1/3 cup ice cream over the bottom of six cookies; top with remaining cookies. Arrange in a freezer container; freeze overnight. May be frozen for up to 2 months.
    Nutrition Facts

    1 ice cream sandwich: 408 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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