Pumpkin and Maple Ice Cream Sandwiches

Day 2 of March Maple Madness brings you a dessert recipe with flavors that remind you of how wonderful the past fall was, how sweet this spring is, and how refreshingly cool and delicious the coming summer promises to be.  Though these little gems may not be the most photogenic item I’ve ever made, they are pretty tasty.

Pumpkin and Maple Ice Cream Sandwiches (adapted from Cooking Light)
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2  c.  all-purpose flour
1  tsp.  baking soda
1/2  tsp.  salt
1/2  tsp.  pumpkin pie spice
3/4  c.  granulated sugar
1/2  c.  butter, softened
1/3  c.  brown sugar
1  cup  canned pumpkin puree
1  egg
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract

For the filling:
1  quart vanilla ice cream
1/3  cup  maple syrup

1.  To prepare filling, combine ice cream and syrup.  Cover and freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
2.  Preheat oven to 350°.
3.  While filling freezes, prepare cookies.  Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and pie spice, stirring with a whisk. Beat granulated sugar, butter, and brown sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring just until moist.
4. Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. With moist hands, flatten cookies into 3-inch circles. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until set. Remove cookies from baking sheet; cool completely on wire racks.
5.  Spread about ice cream onto the flat side of each of 15 cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat sides down, pressing gently. Wrap each sandwich tightly in plastic wrap; freeze 4 hours or until firm.

Pumpkin and Maple Ice Cream Sandwiches


3 responses to “Pumpkin and Maple Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. These sound like messy goodness. I have a ton of puree that I got on sale so I’ll have to try these.

    • I like that description – messy goodness is exactly what they are! I’m looking forward to checking out your blog. You’ve got lots of gems on there!

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