A Whole Sheet of Cookies

For the record I have been so incredibly impressed with all of the Tovolo products I’ve been using over the last few weeks. The molds I used for Popsicle Week were all distributed by Tovolo and the ice cream sandwich molds I tested for this post were no exception. With the assistance of these cute contraptions making ice cream sandwiches becomes incredibly easy. You begin by baking your favorite soft and chewy cookie recipe. I made a batch of Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, of course. Next, you allow them to cool slightly before cutting out the cookies with whichever shape you decide to use. This kit comes with a heart, star, and a squircle. I’m not making that up. They actually refer to the odd shaped mold as a “squircle.”  There’s also a kit that comes with animal shapes (a chicken, cow, and pig) if that’s more your style. After cutting out your cookie shapes let them cool completely on a wire rack. Finally, assemble the cookies by placing one cookie in the mold, adding a scoop of ice cream, topping with an additional cookie, and firmly applying pressure with the cookie press. Voila! A cute ice cream sandwich is born. If you aren’t going to eat the treats immediately you’ll definitely want to place them in the freezer as they start to melt quickly.

XOXO Cookie Treats
I can definitely imagine using something like this for a child’s slumber party, birthday party, or even as an interactive end to a grown-up dinner party. Just bake the cookie shapes ahead of time and set out the molds, ice cream, and bowls of sprinkles for your guests to use.

Note: There’s actually an “xoxo” engraved on the cookie press. I was really excited about this because it made me think of that show Gossip Girl. It’s hard to see in my photos, probably because of the type of cookie I baked, but I believe if you used a lighter colored sugar cookie or peanut butter cookie you’d be able to see the detail much more clearly.

PS: Many thanks to Anna D for giving me these as a birthday gift last month! Do my friends know me well, or what?

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1 Nix July 24, 2008 at 7:28 am

Ok, I am a grown up, right? That means if I want heart shaped ice cream cookie sandwiches for breakfast, it is totally acceptable. Right? Right.

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2 Susie July 24, 2008 at 7:45 am

Um how about “they’re good for a PMS binge” cause HELLO?! I’m about to EAT MY COMPUTER SCREEN.

YUM!! Erin can you drop some of those by??? I’ll send directions!

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3 Liisi July 24, 2008 at 9:07 am

Oh my gosh, I SO want those molds. Must find out if I can order them all the way to this side of the world (Estonia). Until then I suppose I can use my regular ginger bread molds:) And then I have to get an ice cream maker, think how good it would be with self-made ice cream:)

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4 sharon July 24, 2008 at 9:44 am

These are absolutely adorable. I need to find some of these molds. I made ice cream sandwiches the other day but they were not nearly as cute as yours. Oh, and the sprinkles…heaven!

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5 Melissa D. July 24, 2008 at 9:51 am

Those are so cute!!! Yum!

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6 Julia July 24, 2008 at 10:22 am

Those are the cutest things I have EVER seen. This is goig to be my next activity with the kids!

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7 Allen July 24, 2008 at 10:36 am

Ice-cream sandwiches are the greatest invention ever! Mine would have turned out all sloppy but of course your’s look absolutely pristine :-)

What happened to the leftover cookie scraps?

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8 CK July 24, 2008 at 10:42 am

Allen: the leftover scraps ended up in my belly! :D

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9 PaniniKathy July 24, 2008 at 10:48 am

You always know how to make food look so pretty!!

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10 EB July 24, 2008 at 10:58 am

Ok. Stop the cuteness! I’m overwhelmed by cuteness!! Is it wrong that I want those cookie remnants for breakfast?

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11 Nicole July 24, 2008 at 11:11 am

Very, very cute! I love ice cream sandwiches…especially made with chocolate chip cookies! The only ones I’ve ever made were those heart-shaped brownie ones that I called ‘naughty ice cream sandwiches’ because of the Irish cream I mixed into the ice cream. I wish I would have had a mold back then, would have been easier! Now I might have to search for some ice cream sandwich molds! Keep up the product reviews, I love learning about this kind of stuff!

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12 Erin July 24, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Oh my goodness! Those are too cute!
A perfect treat for these hot summer days!
~Erin @ “Vegan & the City”

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13 Marilyn (Simmer Till Done) July 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Erin, those are off the adorable charts, and probably twice as tasty. Nice job!

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14 cakebrain July 24, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Wow! these are so cute! I love the little heart shapes! I also have ice-cream sandwich molds but haven’t gotten around to making them yet…I’m glad I found your post before I made mine ’cause you have some great ideas! I like how you’ve dipped the ice-cream edges in sprinkles. Kids (and adults) would be all over that!

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15 Alyse July 24, 2008 at 7:47 pm

omg these look heavenly.

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16 Bren@Flanboyant Eats July 25, 2008 at 12:44 am

i’m totally borrowing these!!! i heart them big time!

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17 Rachel July 25, 2008 at 10:45 am

These are so cute! Takes alot of patience to make those but I bet you get into the cookie zone and all is good :)

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18 Jeanine July 25, 2008 at 11:30 am

Wow!! I NEED THOSE!! Too cute!

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19 Katie July 25, 2008 at 11:55 am

These are adorable I think I found what I want for my birthday!

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20 Hänni July 25, 2008 at 11:57 am

OK i think this might become a most.popular.post on Erin Cooks. These look divine–kudos again for taking something you usually buy pre-packaged and tweaking it so that it goes from ordinary to extraordinary.

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21 Elle July 25, 2008 at 3:16 pm

I love these! And I think I need them. I know I do.

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22 brilynn July 25, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Those look awesome! I just made some ice cream sandwiches recently that don’t look nearly as nice, a mold would have helped.

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23 Abbey July 26, 2008 at 1:03 pm

I’ve been away oh so long! I’ve missed you Erin Cooks! Darn this busy life of mine that has kept me from my blogs!

But! Looks like I came back on a REALLY good day! You say you can see making these for a kids party, etc? I say I can see making them for … a Monday. : ) Who needs a reason to make ice cream sandwiches in the middle of summer?!?! Not Me!

Yum…I think my computer is malfunctioning from the drool…

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24 steamy kitchen July 27, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Oh i want those cookie scraps!!!

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25 Patricia Scarpin July 28, 2008 at 3:33 pm

These are so adorable!

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26 NIKI July 30, 2008 at 10:44 am

Those are so cute! They look really yummy too! :)

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27 Heather August 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Okay you won me over, I was looking at these on Amazon and with only 2 reviews of them there I had to google it and see if people blogged about them. I can’t wait until they get here! Thanks and great blog!

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28 Rebecca December 11, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Question, did you change anything in the cookie recipe to make it where you could cut it out with cookie cutters? In the picture it looks like a thin cookie cake. Is that right or were they separate cookies?

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29 abitnerdy September 25, 2010 at 12:58 am

I love this sooo much! i am bookmarking this page and trying this in the near future! xoxo

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