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You guys - it is hot where I live. Like cook an egg on the sidewalk - hot. Um ya - Crazy, Crazy, dry heat and my absolute favorite time of year. It is fabulous!!! But with the heat comes that feeling of wanting something cold and delicious.
Summer time means lots of cold ice water, delicious watermelon, and ice cream!!
The other day when I woke up at 6:00 am to do my usual morning workout I stepped outside to water the plants on my porch and a wave of what we lovingly refer to as "the blow dryer" hit me in the face. Suddenly, my usual scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast didn't sound that good, so I hopped in my car and ran over to my local Walmart to grab some ice cream, because honestly that seemed to be calling my name (and yes, I'm the mom that lets her kids eat whatever they want for breakfast - you know, ice cream, corn dog, whatever as long as they eat right?!!)
I grabbed a small cart because I just wanted to get a couple of things (maybe I should've grabbed a big one). I turned to go down the ice cream isle and started to browse. Then the Blue Bunny ® ice cream was just staring me right in the face. Seriously, I could see every scrumptious swirl of chocolate, beautiful pieces of perfectly shaped cookie dough, and twists of caramel. Let me tell you the new clear containers are so enticing.
I couldn't decide on just one flavor, so I ended up with 4 containers of ice cream and a Smucker's® caramel topping. I brought them home and ate ice cream for breakfast. It was delicious. But I had a ton of ice cream left so I wanted to make something else. A fun treat just for summer.
I decided on some root beer float cookies and thought they would be perfect with the Blue Bunny ®Vanilla ice cream.
Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp root beer extract
1 1/2 c flour
1/4 granulated sugar (to roll cookie dough in before baking)
1 container Blue Bunny ® Vanilla ice cream
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add 1 c sugar, baking soda, and cream of tarter. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in the egg and root beer extract until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Cover and chill for 1/2 hour.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll dough balls in sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 ° oven for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack or towel to cool.
Once the cookies are cool, place a small scoop of ice cream on the wrong side of on cookie, then take your second cookie and place it wrong side down on top of the ice cream, making a sandwich.
This is a fun easy summer treat perfect for all of these amazing, hot summer days when you are trying to beat the heat.
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