Many years ago I clipped a recipe from a free church cookbook for Ice Cream Sandwiches. On Memorial Day, I thought it would be a fun treat for the holiday and what was going to be a picnic. (It rained, so we ate indoors.)
The recipe is simple:
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
Ice cream (any flavor)
To make the cookie part of the ice cream sandwiches, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Beat the egg, shortening, butter, and half of the cake mix until smooth. Then stir in the remaining cake mix until smooth.
Roll out the dough and cut into any desired shape or square. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Poke fork holes in when they are fresh out of the oven.
Put ice cream between two cookies and freeze.
Note: for a softer cookie, bake for 8 minutes and let the cookie sit on the sheet for a minute or two. We baked the cookies closer to 10 minutes which makes for a firmer cookie which is different from the softer store-bought ice cream sandwiches. Either way, they taste great!