SOFT AND CHEWY GINGER MOLASSES ICE CREAM SAMMIES
Happy Canada Day! Happy Almost July 4th! Happy we're moving! Wait, what?
You heard me -- we're picking up and moving to Montreal at the end of the month! I still can't believe its happening. We've been talking about it for quite some time, and the timing just feels right. It's all a little bit surreal, as we've totally loved our time in Toronto, but we're keen to discover (re-discover for me) a new city together, be closer to the lake, mountains and maple syrup (of course). More details to come over the next few weeks, but just know that things may get quiet around here as we attempt to sneak in all things Toronto, and pack up the absurd amount of kitchen things and bowls that I own.
Ice cream sandwiches felt like an appropriate way to celebrate all the excitement. Not only are there some kick-ass places to get them in Toronto, but N and I have a mutual love for all things cookies and ice cream. So bake up a batch, grab some ice cream and head outside for the festive celebrations!
SOFT AND CHEWY GINGER MOLASSES ICE CREAM SAMMIES // makes 18-20 cookies
The sandwiches can be pre-assembled and stored in the freezer, or assembled just before serving.
Preheat oven to 350.
2 1/4 cups white flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 T water
1/4 cup molasses
large flake sugar (turbinado), for sprinkling
quality vanilla bean ice cream
What to do:
Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, then add the water and molasses. Slowly add the dry ingredients until fully combined.
Roll the dough into 1" balls, and place 2" apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are set. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
To assemble the sandwiches, place 2 scoops of ice cream on one cookie, and gently flatten/mold with your hands. Cover with second cookie and dig in!