Ice Cream Cookies
Transporting ice cream is no PICNIC,
it only seems to take minutes for it to melt in the summer heat.
I get nervous even buying ice cream in the summer, just the thought of driving it a mile or so home in 100 degrees makes me think it will end up in a puddle!
This is a super-fun alternative to messy ice cream. You can even make the cookies a couple days ahead of time, to help save you on the last minute rush, which is especially good if you have more than one thing to make.
I used to think I would have plenty of time to get everything finished to go somewhere and the same thing seems to happen when I have people over. I push it all to the last minute, maybe I work better under pressure….Na!
I really don’t.
I now try to get as much done ahead of time as I can.
These can be made the day you are serving as well, which is especially good for last minute invites and get-togethers.
The ice cream cones are filled with buttercream frosting and then the cookies are placed on top. I love the contrast of the red, white and blue sprinkles against the chocolate cookie, but if you prefer vanilla, here is my post on Vanilla Ice Cream Scoop Cookies. I place the vanilla dough in the freezer, but when I made these I didn’t and the result was still great, so you can go ahead and save the step of freezing.
In a few quick steps, you will have a dessert everyone will WOW over!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- ¼ cup Hershey's Cocoa (unsweetened)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- In mixer, cream butter with sugar.
- Add egg and mix thoroughly.
- Add in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt along with vanilla mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Use a 3 tablespoon scoop for the ice cream cone size cookies. Overfill the scoop a bit so that there is an edge created when you press the cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until centers are cooked though.
- Makes about 12 large 3 tablespoon size cookies.
- Cool cookies completely before decorating.
- Brush each cookie top with corn syrup and add sprinkles. If you are adding red, white and blue. Start by only adding the amount of corn syrup where you want the sprinkles to go first. I started with the white sprinkles in the middle first. Then added the corn syrup to one side and dipped it into sprinkles and then the other side. This helped keep the sprinkles from mixing.
- Fill the ice cream cones with a slightly heaping amount of buttercream frosting so the cookie has something to rest on and it will help it to not fall off the cone.
- Place the cookies on the filled cones.
These scream SUMMER to me!
If you prefer Vanilla…
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
So cute!!! These are perfect for summer – kids and adults alike will snap these up!!!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I love this recipe so much! And it’s pretty!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says
Diane, these cookie cones are perfection! I am dying over how adorable and easy they look!
[email protected] says
These are so fun! What perfect summer treat!
The Bearfoot Baker says
The best ice cream is the kind that won’t melt! LOL These are perfect! Thanks for sharing!!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
How cute and they’re very patriotic too!
These are so cute, tried to make them and didn’t work at all. The recipe only made 6 cookies. So I doubled it. Then they came out like flat whoopee pies…… not ice cream cones at all.
Thanks for the whoopie pies………
I’m sorry they didn’t work out for you, I’m not sure what could have went wrong. If you only got 6 cookies, were they larger than 3 tablespoon size. If they came out flat like whoopie pies, it’s most likely because the butter was too soft. Hopefully they were still delicious. I’m checking my notes on this now to see if there was an error in my typing.
I just edited the recipe to reflect my error, I’m sorry. I made a different chocolate cookie later that day and confused the two recipes in my notes when I was typing them out.
alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
fun post Diane! Happy 4th xoxxxoox
These are adorable! I live in a very hot place as well, 120-130 in the shade, I have a cooler in my car for when I go grocery shopping and I place all my cold items in it! Works well!
Oh my 120-130 that is HOT, now I’m wondering where you live?
I live on a small island in the Arabian Gulf called Bahrain!! All the way on the other side of the world!
Russell at Chasing Delicious says
These are so cute! I’m sad I didn’t see these until now. I guess I have to wait until next 4th of July to make ’em! ; )
Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh, this is too perfect and so adorable! 🙂 Love this idea
Shyla Horsley says
Do you have a recipe for chocolate chip?
Hi, Here is the recipe for vanilla ice cream scoop cookies, you could easily add a cup or more chocolate chips to the recipe. Sounds like a yummy idea you’ll have to let me know how they turn out.