The recipe comes from the children's cookbook called "Alpha-Bakery." We've made all the recipes that begin with the letters A-H...and all have tasted great. This recipe was equally as delicious.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Peanut Butter Cookies (recipe below)
About 1 pint of ice cream (any flavor, slightly softened)
1 package (6 ounces) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of shortening.
Bake penaut butter cookies and cool. For each ice-cream sandwich, press 1 slightly rounded tablespoon of ice cream between two cookies. Place on pan. Freeze until firm.
Melt chips and shortening, stirring occasionally; let stand 2 minutes. Dip half of each sandwich into chocolate. Place in pan; freeze until firm. Store wrapped in plastic wrap. Makes 15.
** Note: We made the ice-cream sandwiches, but did not dip them in chocolate. We also made half of the sandwiches, leaving the remaining cookies to be enjoyed as they are...without ice cream.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup each of granulated sugar and packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup each of shortening and margarine or butter, softened (we used dairy-free butter)
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Shape into 1 1/4" balls. Place 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross with floured fork. Bake until brown, 9-11 minutes.