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July 03, 2013

ICE CREAM SANDWICH SKINNIES

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Ice cream Sandwich Skinnies are made with reduced fat chocolate cookies that are sweetened with agave nectar and applesauce. Fill with regular, reduced fat, no sugar added, or yogurt ice cream.

Ice Cream Sandwich Skinnies
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I decided to start this post with a little trivia game. Please humor me and join in. I am going to quote a few of my favorite lines from one of my favorite sitcoms. Can you guess what popular long running 1990s TV show it came from? Hint: the setting was in New York City.

"Over the line? You...you...you're so far past the line that you can't even see the line! The line is a DOT to you!"

Need another hint? Okay. One of the main characters owned a chimpanzee for a period of time.

If you want to test your trivia knowledge, feel free to take a guess by clicking on the “comment” link at the foot of this post and leave your answer. You can also ask for more hints by doing the same. There is no prize, no pomp and circumstance, just the distinction of being the sitcom trivia master! Have fun and for Pete’s sake don’t Google your answer! I will update this post with the answer on Saturday.

Let’s move onto to the real star of the show, the ice cream sandwiches. For starters let me tell you about what is not in the cookie part of the sandwich—no refined sugar, no eggs, no butter. Yet, it’s moist, sweet, and so good that it can be eaten on its own—sans ice cream.

For the ice cream part of the sandwich, use what you like; reduced sugar, sugar free, reduced fat, fat free.  Or, go frozen yogurt. Or, go sherbet …whatever makes you happy! 

That leads me to my next point. The store bought ice cream sandwiches are good, but the flavor options are limited. What if you’re in a mood for chocolate chip peppermint crunch, or peanut butter pie, or rainbow sherbet, or strawberry ice cream center with mini chocolate chip trim, or half coconut half black raspberry ice cream with a coconut trim? When you make your own, you get what you want. You are only limited by your imagination…or by the family raiding your ice cream supply before you had the chance to make the sandwiches!

Ice Cream Sandwich Skinnies, closeup view



Update:
If you guessed Friends, you’re correct! The quote was from episode 4.07 called “The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line”, which aired in 1997. The remarks were made by Joey during a heated exchange with Chandler where the latter confessed to kissing Joey’s girlfriend.



ICE CREAM SANDWICH SKINNIES



INGREDIENTS:

1 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup applesauce 
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract

your choice of ice cream for filling
candied sprinkles, coconut, chocolate chip, etc. to decorate the edges (optional)



INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Blended wet ingredients using a wooden spoon. Add dry and blend until ingredients are well incorporated. Place on greased cookie sheet using a small ice cream scoop or a spoon. Flatten cookies to about 1/4 inch thick by using  a greased palm. Baked for 7 minutes. Allow to cool.

Allow ice cream to sit at room temp for a few minutes to slightly soften. Place a scoop of ice cream on one cookie. Sandwich with a second cookie. Roll edges in decorative coating, optional. Repeat until all of the cookies are gone. Freeze for at least 1 hour. Makes about 7 ice cream sandwiches.


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2 comments:

  1. You gave it away with the chimpanzee hint! These look scrumptious! Love those cookies!

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  2. That was sort of a freebie, but wait till next time! :) Thanks for the comment!

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