I can vividly remember the first time I took a bite of a chipwich ice cream sandwich. I was just a wee thing, probably about 4 years old, but OMG, that $2 deli bought chipwich was a total revelation. It is burned into my brain as one of my first experiences of culinary ecstasy. Years later, I had to opportunity to live in Paris for a few months, and found a place that made it’s own flower flavored ice creams. [peekaboo_content]
If you think that sounds like you’d be eating potpourri, you’d be wrong. Eating flowers is really the best, and it also kind of made me feel like a bumble bee. Listen, I know bees don’t actually eat flowers, OK? But I can only imagine that all the various nectars taste like their host plant and now I am totally jealous. Side note: I recently heard that bees occasionally fall asleep in flowers. Sometimes they even find one of those flowers that close at night to curl up in, just to get some shut eye and stay safe from predators. If that is true, I think that is probably the cutest thing I have ever heard. Also, sleeping in a flower sounds awesome. So now I have to imagine my life as a bee:
So, this ice cream sandwich recipe is a marriage of my favorite childhood sweet, with my favorite adult flavor. The cookies are also good on their own and dipped in tea, but it some ice cream wedged in the middle really takes it to the next level (when is that not the case?)
LAVENDER HONEY COOKIES ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
4 TABLESPOONS OF UNSALTED BUTTER
1 CUP + 2 TABLESPOONS OF ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
¼ TEASPOON OF BAKING POWDER
¼ TEASPOON OF SALT
1 TABLESPOON OF LAVENDER
⅓HEAPING CUP OF SLIVERED ALMONDS
½ CUP SUGAR
1 TABLESPOON OF HONEY
1 TEASPOON OF VANILLA EXTRACT
- Place a large piece of parchment paper on your counter and set aside.
- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar together.
- Beat in the eggs into creamed butter and sugar, one at a time.
- Beat in vanilla, honey, slivered almonds, and lavender into the creamed butter and sugar.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients
- Place dough on the parchment paper and roll into a log shape (about 2 ½ inch diameter works).
- Put in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
- Remove from freezer and unfold the parchment paper, cut the log into cookie shapes about ¼ inch thick.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes at 375 or until edges are just starting to turn golden brown.
- Allow the cookies to cool and then make ice cream sandwiches (I recommend plain vanilla ice cream!) Blow everyone away with your genius.