Bacon Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

5 Apr

Bacon Snickerdoodle Ice Cream SandwichWe survived the move.  I should make t-shirts with that phrase and sell them on a street corner. I’d make millions.  Because if anyone has ever bought a house, I am sure they feel the same way.  We made it out alive, all while juggling a (crazy) 2 ½ year old, a house-full of stuff to pack/unpack, a damaged roof, rotting walls, work, life, blah blah blah.  And through it all, we managed to cook gourmet meals every single night.  Psych!  We basically subsisted on pizza and take-out for the last two weeks.  So to celebrate our return, we wanted to make something decandently delicious.

Growing up, my household was a snickerdoodle house.  No, that isn’t some weird german line dancing style; it’s the most amazing cookie in the world.  Chocolate chip cookies are a staple in most households, but we didn’t do chocolate chip.  Oh no, our family did these little butter balls rolled in cinnamon and sugar.

To treat ourselves (because really, moving is insanely stressful and we deserve it. Yeah, that’s it.  Totally trying to justify why I ate so many…..), we added another delicious component to these that will blow your mind.  Bacon.  As Chris would say, “the wondermeat”.  I love that man.  Bacon really does make everything better, so why not make something that is already so good, even better?!  Side note: My favorite Halloween pumpkin carving that I have ever done included a notched out picture of a sizzling slice of bacon, along with the words “I (heart) Bacon”.  I have issues.  Major issues.

And to make these butter/bacon/sugary treats even more awesome, we made them into ice cream sandwiches.  Mind blown yet?!  No?  Well make them yourself and prepare to be awed.

Bacon Snickerdoodle ingredients

Bacon Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches (makes 28 cookies/14 sandwiches)

6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

1 cup butter

1 ½ cups sugar

2 large eggs

2 ¾ cups flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup sugar

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Vanilla Ice Cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

With an electric mixer on high, beat butter, 1 ½ cups of sugar and eggs until thoroughly combined

In a separate bowl combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt

Slowly add dry ingredients into butter mixture; beat until combined

Add bacon pieces into dough; beat until just combined

Bacon Snickerdoodle Battle

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes

Mix ¼ cup of sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl

Scoop out 1 Tablespoon balls of dough and roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture until coated

Place dough balls on a parchment/silpat lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart

Bacon Snickerdoodle Dough

Bake for 10 minutes and cool on baking racks

Bacon Snickerdoodles rack

Cool cookies completely and scoop out ice cream onto one side of cookie, place other cookie on top for the best ice cream sandwich ever!!


2 Responses to “Bacon Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches”

  1. Janet Leutel April 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Sarah and Chris, This is a great application of the “wonder meat”. A great idea, and right now they are being baked in some California kitchens. You two are amazing!


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