Chocolate Heart Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Buttery chocolate cookies cut into heart shapes get sandwiched around pink strawberry ice cream for a fun treat. Keep them in the freezer all month long to share with those you love. 

Makes 36 cookies (18 sandwiches)
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hour 15 mins
Recipe by
Tara Teaspoon

2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
¾ cup (72g) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted Plugrà butter, room temperature
1½ cups (187g) confectioners' sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2½ quarts strawberry ice cream
candy sprinkles (optional)
Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine softened Plugrà butter and confectioners’ sugar using a hand mixer. Beat until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until thoroughly incorporated, about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl as necessary.
With mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
Flour a clean work surface and roll dough to about 3/16-inch thick (just under ¼-inch), using flour for dusting as necessary. Use 2½-to3-inch heart cookie cutters to cut cookies and place on prepared baking sheets. Gather scraps and reroll dough once to make more cookies.
Use the flat end of a wooden skewer to make holes in the cookies reminiscent of ice cream sandwiches.
Bake until cookies are set and baked through, 7 to 8 minutes, rotating pan around halfway through. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
For the ice cream, use a sturdy knife to cut 1-inch-thick slices from the ice cream container. Then use the heart cookie cutter to cut the ice cream into hearts. Immediately fill ice cream sandwiches and place in the freezer as you work.
Alternatively, you can use a spoon to fill the heart cookie sandwiches with scoops of ice cream.
Keep treats frozen until ready to serve. Sandwiches will keep, wrapped tightly, in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.