It’s ever so close to Christmas now with only 3 sleeps to go. I can hear Santa’s sleigh bells ringing. I really do love the festive season and celebrating with my family and friends make it all the more fun. The Christmas celebrations have already started. Woo hoo.
A quick recipe post: – with ANZAC Day being tomorrow, there is no better reason to bake some ANZAC cookies fit for this memorable day. I’ve always been a fan of the chewy sort of cookies, well, I’m actually like that with all cookies. I much prefer that soft and chewy texture as I think it melts in your mouth a bit more.
Having spent more time in the kitchen as of late, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me to put the apron on and whip up something for Chinese New Year (CNY). Usually it’s the parentals who prep and make everything for the feast that we have pre-CNY, CNY and post-CNY. This year I thought I’d contribute and add something to the table – peanut cookie bites.
I want to take this opportunity to wish my big brother, McSloppy Deadweight (his new nickname), a Happy 28th Birthday! <3 To celebrate this joyous occasion, as well as my sister-in-law’s birthday who’s birthday is three days later (Happy 26th Birthday Mrs McSloppy Deadweight for thursday!!), I thought I would bake them a cake. For something fun, I wanted to (and had to) bake them an ice cream cookie sandwich cake!
The name is self explanatory – ice cream that is sandwiched between two massive cookies! As I was limited on time, I did cheat and buy the ice cream. It definitely works out to be more convenient alternative. The cookie recipe I used is from Taste
, obviously making only two large cookies out of the cookie dough. I did adapt the recipe slightly - I used chocolate M&Ms instead of chocolate pieces/chips as I wanted colourful looking cookies.
I didn’t plan it out too well. I constructed the cake and put it back in the freezer so that the ice cream could set/harden again, but it totally crossed my mind that the cookies would freeze and become rock hard. So come time to serving it, it was a disaster.
My advice for those who will try such a thing, this ice cream cookie sandwich cake should be served immediately after made/constructed. This is so you get the best of both the cookie and the ice cream. Despite the difficulties of trying to serve the cake, it was still delicious…….