Nutella Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso (or coffee) powder
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Nutella, divided use
  • 6 ounces white chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dry-roasted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and espresso (or coffee) powder.
  3. In a medium bowl, using a hand-held mixer, beat together the butter and shortening for 1 minute. Add the sugars and beat on medium high speed for 3 minutes. Lower the speed, scrape down the sides and add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in the vanilla extract, 1/3 cup Nutella and the flour mixture. Add both chocolates and cashews and mix in. Place 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie on a sheet pan, allowing for 3 inches between each one, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies completely.
  4. To make sandwiches: Spread one cookie with 1/2 tablespoon Nutella. Place a large scoop of ice cream on another and sandwich the two together facing the ice cream and Nutella in.
  5. Continue with the remaining cookies.

Makes 8 ice cream sandwiches.

Source: Posted by Annette at Recipe Goldmine 6:06:26pm 4/27/03.