These Decadent White Chocolate Oatmeal & Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches are your typical ice cream sandwich on steroids. They are sweet and salty, and the cookie is amazingly chewy without getting soggy. If I didn’t have (some) principles, I might have eaten an entire batch in one sitting. Try them and you’ll see just how great they are!
Sadly summer is coming to an end, but I don’t think anyone has told Mother Nature. It is HOT outside, and I mean smoking hot. If I take one step outside, I can really feel the whole thing; sticky skin, puffed out hair, etc. The problem with this weather is, I need my kids to spend *some* time outside, otherwise they start knocking things down inside my house! When it’s this hot, I’ve learned that it’s easier to get them outside sans complaining if I give them a little treat. Therefore lately, I have been cutting these ice cream sandwiches into quarter pieces and giving one to each kid (and eating one for myself). EVERYONE is happy and I get a *little* alone time.
Please, Describe the Taste
Thanks for asking! Don’t mind if I do! The real name I want to give these is Pimped Out Ice Cream Sandwiches, because it’s the most fitting title and here’s why: I took one of the best cookies I’ve ever made and combined it with premium vanilla ice cream. And then, if that wasn’t enough, I added silky smooth salted caramel to round it all out. Oh. My. Gosh. The cookie is wonderfully chewy thanks to the oatmeal, and the white chocolate chips and ice cream give it very sweet base flavor. Throw in the salted caramel to round it all out and you really have perfection. These are an explosion of flavor in your mouth!
How Do I Get My Hands On These?
Well, if it weren’t for the melting part, I would send them to you! The next best option is to bake them yourself. They are a little time consuming, but not because of the word load. You just have a decent amount of sitting time in between the steps. Make the dough, sit. Bake the cookies, wait until they cool. Put caramel and ice cream in the cookies, place them the freezer, and yep, you got it, wait again. I think you get the picture.
Tips and Tricks for Decadent White Chocolate Oatmeal & Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Once you add the ice cream in, the best way to freeze them again (without spilling much ice cream), is to wrap them *tightly* in saran wrap, individually. This is also a great way to store them so they don’t get freezer burn and turn them into individual serving sized treats.
- Not Gluten Free? Just replace the almond flour and 1:1 flour with 2 cups of ‘normal’ white flour.
- Use a good quality ice cream in this recipe! If you don’t love the ice cream you are using, then you won’t love the cookies. I use the premium vanilla from Costco and it’s delicious! This would also taste excellent with chocolate or caramel ice cream.
- Use Gluten Free Oatmeal if you’re making this for a GF person. Oatmeal, while it’s naturally gluten free, is processed in facilities that also processes wheat and other grains. The cross contamination can affect a gluten intolerant individual.
- If you want your cookies to be especially beautiful, you can pipe the ice cream into them. This takes more work, and a little practice, but you can do it! Watch this tutorial here from Mad Genius Tips.
- This recipe can easily be doubled. It’s a great thing to do if you want to keep some of the cookies to eat! It’s a little trickier to cut the recipe in half because of the egg, but if you are thinking of doing it, you can pre-scramble an egg and add half of it.
- Parchment paper works great for baking cookies. They never stick and they always get a nice, even cook. I usually buy mine at Costco because they have the best price and you get two large rolls.
- I absolutely love these cookie sheets. They’re large, clean easy, and do well in heat and cold. They give a great, even bake. They also come with a cover for storing your baked goodies!
- Maldon Flaky Sea Salt is pretty darn awesome. It has a delicate salt flavor (perfect for baked goods) and it’s also very beautiful. It’s fairly inexpensive and lasts a long time. If you are interested, you can buy some here.
- If you don’t have a great caramel sauce, try this Easy Microwave Caramel Sauce from the Cafe Sucre Farine! It’s easy peasy (think 5 minutes) and super delicious. It works great in this recipe too.