Apple pie cookies sandwiching creamy vanilla ice cream. The best way to enjoy apple pie ala mode.
Every time I blow my own mind in the kitchen, it generally winds up being a major blogging let down. In my heart I feel like these Apple Pie Ala Mode Ice Cream Sandwiches are the most genius thing I’ve ever dreamed up, but that probably means that no one will see them, they’ll get like one repin, and food gawker will reject me.
For those who don’t understand my blogging lingo, it’s like getting a one star review on Amazon. Or Yelp. Or in movies. It sucks.
As a lifelong artist and freelancer, I’m no stranger to criticism and disappointment, but that doesn’t make it any easier. When I make something that I think is frickin’ awesome, I want people to know about it! That’s what art is all about in my opinion.
Yeah, yeah, it’s just an ice cream sandwich, but to me, it’s a piece of myself. Maybe just a small, delicious piece, but it’s something that I created from my own mind with my own hands, and it’s something that I’m excited about sharing with people.
Sharing is caring after all, so if I hand you an ice cream sandwich one of these days, just know it’s because I love you.
All I can say is that sandwiching vanilla ice cream between 2 apple pie cookies is a really excellent dessert. I encourage you to try it at home in your own kitchen. If you don’t, I would love if you would just share this post on the internet somewhere, but if you don’t do that either, it’s ok. I still love you, and I’ll keep on baking/cooking/creating because it’s essential to my livelihood and I can’t not do it.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 cups apples, peeled and diced to ¼ inch cubes
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
- Turn mixer to low and add the flour mixture to butter mixture until fully combined. Fold in oats and apples. Refrigerate mixture for 1-2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment or a silicone baking mats.
- Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop 1½ Tablespoon sized balls of dough onto prepared sheets.
- Bake 15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make an ice cream sandwich, scoop your favorite vanilla (Or coconut!) ice cream onto one cookie and top it with another to form a sandwich.