When you are eating Gluten Free you miss some of the simplest things. I really missed “Fat Boys”, so I found recipes, changed them a bit and made my own. I still can’t get them to spread to the edges of the pan, but that isn’t a problem. Now you can make them for your family too. Try fun flavors of ice cream or roll the edges of the sandwich into sprinkles or nuts. These are a fun family activity.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
½ Cup Melted Butter, plus more for pan
¾ Cup Brown Sugar
1 large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ cup all-purpose Flour
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
¼ teaspoon Espresso Powder or Instant Coffee (optional)
1 quart ice cream, flavor of your choice, softened or a large Dairy Keen Shake of choice.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 15×10 inch jelly-roll pan, lined with parchment paper. In a medium bowl whisk together butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until combined. In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mix to combine. Spread onto the parchment paper, it will be the texture of frosting, try to spread to the same thickness. Bake until cookie is dry to the touch about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Remove ice cream from freezer to let soften a bit. Using the parchment paper lift the cookie off the pan. Cut in half to create two 7×10 inch cookies. Place one cookie onto a piece of plastic wrap that is about the size of the cookie sheet. Drop the ice cream by spoonful’s onto the cookie and then spread the ice cream all the way to the edges of the cookie, then top with remaining half of cookie. Press down to even out the ice cream and then wrap the whole thing in the plastic wrap. Place back onto the cookie sheet and place into the freezer. It will take about 2 hours for it to firm up and for the cookie to get softer.
Unwrap the big cookie and cut with a sharp knife into either 8 or 12 sandwiches. Wrap each ice cream sandwich in plastic wrap and return to freezer until ready to eat.
*To make Gluten Free replace flour with Gluten Free Flour and ½ teaspoon xanthium gum.