Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

This blog is a little bit of sweet goodness and a little bit of my fave things. I am waiting for the cookies to bake as a I type this lil’ entry. First off, I have to say that I have now made these delish cookies three  times.  Once with Butter Pecan Ice Cream and the second and third time with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream. They are so good {ask my neighbors}! And super easy. I have to add here that I almost always bake cookies with Mason {my little soon to be 5 year old boy} but tonight, the house sleeps while mama bakes. I actually forgot how fast the process is when you do it solo although I do like teaching him how to cook, making memories and letting him “sample” our work. Anyway, this wonderful recipe is courtesy of a super fun foodie site called  Picky Palette. Her site is a whole bunch of creative goodness. Please do check her out here. She has pictures posted of the whole process for her recipes.  I think it is one of the most fun foodie blogs that I have stumbled upon.  I am including the recipe but please link back to her site for the photo presentation, she has a knack for making it look beautiful and yummy!

Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies courtesy of  Picky Palette

2 sticks softened butter

1 Cup granulated sugar

3/4 Cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 Tablespoons pure vanilla

Heaping 1/2 Cup vanilla ice cream (frozen from container)

4 Cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 bag chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a stand or electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.  Add in ice cream until combined.

2.  Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl; mix.  Add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips; mix until just combined.  With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are cooked through.  Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.  Serve with a marashino cherry on top :)

3-4 dozen cookies

Now on to part deux  {that would be French for two – sometimes I like to be fancy}. I am one who loves to cook. I think that things made from scratch are so much better then overprocessed and convenience foods. Baking is something that I enjoy. I love making treats for my family and friends. Something about giving people a plate of cookies makes me feel like I have made someones day just a little better and well, who wouldn’t want to do that for someone. Of course calories are not to be a part of this transaction! Otherwise I might make enemies and the whole thing would be a bust! So with that being said, a couple of my “must have” items for baking are:

  • My KitchenAid Mixer. I {heart} this item SO very much!! I use is whenever I am making cookies which tends to be quite often.
  • My organized basket of baking ingredients. This is a fairly new thing but wow, it sure makes life easy! I keep all of the main things I need such as: flour, sugars, baking powder and soda, vanilla and even salt in the basket. the whole thing comes out of the cabinet when I start and slides right back in when I am done. The basket is from Target and the canisters for the dry goods are Oxo Storage Canisters.
  • My fabulous heavy duty baking sheets from Crate & Barrel. I swear, the quality of these makes a difference in how my cookies turns out. I own three and wish I had more.

What are your must have kitchen tools?

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