I skipped the red, white and blue theme for dessert this fourth. To be honest, the blue glitter dipped strawberries kind of freaked me out, and red, white and blue cake just makes me think of what chemicals are in the food coloring.
Also, J has a thing for chocolate chip cookies. I’ve been using this recipe lately with great success. I usually make 6-12 cookies at a time, and freeze the rest of the dough to use later. I wanted to make homemade ice cream sandwiches, but I wasn’t sure the easiest way to get the ice cream to be even between the cookies. Letting the ice cream melt enough to spread it between the cookies gets messy quickly. Luckily J’s engineering brain came to the rescue.
He took a knife to the pint of Haagen-Dazs, and cut thin slices out of the bottom of the pint of ice cream.
Then he cut into the container surrounding the ice cream slice.
And peeled the wrapper off the ice cream slice.
Allowing us to perfectly assemble our chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches!