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Pampered Chef: What cookies have you tried - Ice Cream Sandwich maker?

  1. quikcook

    quikcook Novice Member

    I bought a pack of cookies today by "Franz" They were just a little small, and they were all slightly cracked so when we spred the ice cream they cracked more!! Also posibly a little thin.

    I saw the "Archway" which has been tried. The only type I found were oatmeal, iced oatmeal, dates and a few fruit flavfors. Are there choc chip, ect? Which flavors taste good?

    I am going to try pills frig sugar cookies.

    What others have been tried and worked or didn't work?

    Thanks for all the wonderful tips and ideas...
    Jun 10, 2005
  2. noradawn

    noradawn Guest

    Archway Molasses with vanilla ice cream- super yummy!
    Jun 10, 2005
  3. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

    There's another thread that talks about the ice cream sandwich maker.

    I have used brownies and the pull apart ready to bake sugar cookies. I rolled the cookies to be a little larger and cut them with the large side of the ICSM. Worked great!
    Jun 11, 2005
  4. Lisa S

    Lisa S Member

    I bought the bakery cookies at Jewel. They have two different sizes. The large cookies that come 6 to a pack were the perfect size.

    I am assuming any bakery would have similar cookies. These were great because they were soft, so they did not crack when you were eating the sandwich.
    Jun 11, 2005
  5. I baked a brownie mix used the large bar pan to bake them and then used the ice cream sandwich maker to CUT OUT the cookies, they were perfect!
    good luck!
    Jun 13, 2005
  6. The softer the cookie, the better! Makes it a lot easier to eat that way!
  7. PamperedGinger

    PamperedGinger Advanced Member

    Here is a tip sheet I got today from my group. Hope it helps.

    Ice Cream Sandwich Tips

    1. Make bar cookies in the medium bar pan. Line it with parchment first.
    Use one tube of cookie dough per batch. Bake 20-25 minutes. While warm,
    use the wide end of the sandwich maker to cut the cookies out. (3
    sandwiches per batch with some scraps). By using parchment paper, you can
    immediately put another batch in without waiting.

    2. Use the LARGE scoop and they'll be perfect! I level each scoop before I
    put on the stone. When the cookies come out of the oven, I take the wide
    end of the sandwich maker to place over each cookie to be sure it has not
    spread more than it should. While the sandwich maker is still on the
    cookie, I use the plunger to gently flatten the cookie so it will spread to
    the sides. EVERY COOKIE was perfect this way!
  8. DebbieSM

    DebbieSM Member


    I use the pre-formed Pillsbury cookies. I get the ones that are a little bit bigger, they come 12 in a pack. They fit perfect in the Sandwich Maker when baked.

    Jun 14, 2005
  9. DebbieSM

    DebbieSM Member

    I also use the Maker a little different than the directions. I think the sandwiches come out better with the thinner cookies if you put the cookie, then the ice cream, then the other cookie. Then I flip the Ice Cream Sandwich Maker over onto a plate and push the plunger down. Everything is firmly together this way. Just my opinion, works better for me.

    Jun 14, 2005
  10. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

    That's exactly what I have done and have had no problem! My kids and I LOVE the maker! It does work very easy that way!
    Jun 14, 2005
  11. Candis


    ice cream sandwich maker

    The perfect pre-made cookie for the maker is the one make at Wal-Mart in the bakery, they are the exact size and they are soft, even the frosted ones work well. I think they come in a pack of 10 for about $2.40 :)
    Jul 27, 2005
  12. dianevill

    dianevill Senior Member Gold Member

    Archway Cookies and Saran Wrap

    I've had the best luck w/ Archway. Also, I found a trick to keeping the sandwich maker clean when making a lot of ice cream sandwiches. Before I put the first cookie in, I drape a large piece of Saran Wrap over the cylinder (the side where you put the cookie in), and then push my cookie into it, followed by ice cream, and then cookie. Then I wrap it up, plunge it out, pop it into the freezer, move onto the next one. Sooooo much easier, because I was finding that after one or two sandwiches I had to wash the thing. I thought the plunger was designed to kind of keep the cylinder clean, but that's certainly not working in my case. It's a huge mess if I don't use the Saran Wrap! :eek:
    Jul 27, 2005
  13. PamperedGinger

    PamperedGinger Advanced Member

    I use Archway or I make my own brownies and cut them with the base of the ice cream maker for the perfect size.
  14. PamperedGinger

    PamperedGinger Advanced Member

    Just read this from an email loop. Thought I'd post it here.

    get the cookie dough in the tube in refrigerated section. cut off about 1/4 inch pieces. cook them. when you take them out. take your cookie maker clear part with the press inside it. (using the larger diameter) put the clear part over the hot cookie. press down on the press and the cookie takes shape of the clear circle giving you exact perfect cookies. very pretty, plus they are not too fat. if you like fat cookies, just add more cookie dough, but continue to press out.
    for a show, I have been cutting the hot cookies in 1/2. then, take to your show and insert 2 of the 1/2's to make 1 cookie bottom. put your ice cream in. line up your top 1/2's and push out. take a knife and "cut" the ice-cream in-between the cookies and you have 2 1/2 cookies. great for shows. I would wrap in saran wrap and put in freezer before the show, then they would be hard, roll in sprinkles as the guests eat them. I would show how to make 1 regular size. This saves the host in cookies, plus if you do 2 recipes, 1/2 of a cookie is plenty to sample.
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