salted chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches

there is no better smell to fill your home than freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. 

last night, i baked some large chocolate chip cookies to bring to jill's bbq tonight. i also bought vanilla ice cream to sandwich between the cookies. i've been craving ice cream sandwiches like crazy lately. 

but these are not just any chocolate chip cookies. right before baking, i gave them a generous sprinkle of pink himalayan sea salt. i followed a recipe, but as usual, subbed whole wheat pastry flour for the white flour. unfortunately, this altered the consistency of the dough + it was a bit dry. but not to worry, drew's mom (a chef!), helped me by suggesting we add a second egg + about a 1/4 cup of milk. crisis averted. 

after impatiently waiting for the cookies to cool, i made a test sandwich for quality control purposes. these are incredible! the salty, sweet, chewy, gooey, creamy. everything just goes together perfectly. i can't wait to eat another one at the bbq tonight.

salted chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches adapted from real simple 

2 sticks unsalted butter 
1 cup turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 eggs 
2 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 
1/4 cup almond milk 
pink himalayan sea salt (for sprinkling) 
1 qt vanilla ice cream
    preheat oven to 375 degrees f. mix butter, sugars, milk and vanilla until smooth. add eggs + mix. in a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and the baking soda. slowly add the dry mixture into the wet + combine. gently fold chocolate chips into the batter. flatten balls of cookie dough into discs about two inches in diameter + place on a lined baking sheet. sprinkle with pink himalayan sea salt + bake for 11-12 minutes. let cool (torturous) and place a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream in between two cookies. enjoy.

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