Peanut Butter M&M Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter M & M Cookies sandwiched between Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream.  A perfect make ahead summer treat!

Peanut Butter M&M Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

There’s one thing better than cookies. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches! Chewy cookies and cold creamy ice cream make the perfect summertime treat.

These M & M cookies are adapted from my Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. Super thick, chewy and loaded with ton’s of M & M’s. I slightly under baked the cookies to get the soft, chewy center. Melt in your mouth on the inside and firm on the edges. Just how I like my cookies. Between the two cookies I sandwiched creamy vanilla ice cream.

I added brown sugar to the cookies for a chewier texture and more flour for a thicker cookie.

These cookies take less than 20 minutes to make start to finish. They do require some inactive time cooling before you start assembling the sandwiches. After I place the ice cream in between the cookies I let them freeze for at least 2 hours to harden up. They make a great make ahead dessert!

Peanut Butter M&M Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

This recipe makes 6 nice sized ice cream sandwiches. I made the cookies bigger and flattened them out a bit to make the perfect sandwich cookie. I roll the dough into rounded tablespoons and flatten the cookies gently before placing them in the oven. This helps them spread and keeps them from being too thick.

Peanut Butter M&M Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10 sandwiches
Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter M & M Cookies sandwiched between Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream. A perfect make ahead summer treat!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter 1 stick, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup M & M's
  • 3 cups Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in peanut butter and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add in egg and vanilla. Mix until combined and clump free.
  5. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the batter in two parts with the stand mixer on the lowest speed. Mix for a little less than a minute. Do not over mix.
  7. Fold in M & M's by hand.
  8. Portion dough into 12 cookies.
  9. Place on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat. Using your fingers gently flatten the cookies. This will help the cookies spread as they cook.
  10. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown and firm on the edges.
  11. Remove from the oven and let set for 2 minutes on the baking sheet.
  12. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  13. To assemble the ice cream sandwiches place one cookie upside down and top with a large scoop of ice cream (about 1/2 cup). Using a knife spread the ice cream to the edges making sure to work quickly. Top the sandwich with another cookie and press down gently. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and place in the freezer. Repeat with the rest of the cookies.
  14. Freeze cookies for 2 hours to firm up and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 521IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Desserts, M & M Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches, Summer Recipes