Lucky Kids Get Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Feeling lucky? These Saint Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches carry fun little messages on them, just glistening as if you spotted them in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. You can make them in secret and surprise your little leprechauns or have them help out with the decorating. Especially for the wee ones who are just starting to string letters together into words – this makes for a super fun learning experience for them.

Saint Patrick's Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

These sweet shamrock treasures were inspired by my littlest guy who loves ice cream, but hates the cones. To make a treat that had all of the yum and none of the yuck, I went with this amazingly soft and chewy cookie recipe.

Saint Patrick's Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

They’re so tender that they almost resemble brownies. For the best ice cream cookie sandwich tasting experience, you need to have a soft cookie so that the ice cream doesn’t squish out the sides when you take a bite.

While cutting out the cookie shapes, it helps to keep your dough nice and cold. I liked the variation of having two different sized shamrock cookie cutters – one big and one small. Just make sure you cut an even amount of cookie sizes so that you have enough to assemble the cookie sandwiches after they’ve been baked.

Saint Patrick's Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches If you don’t own a set of cookie stamps, it might be time. They’re so fun! And seriously, I use them all the time. These particular ones, by Sweet Elite Tools, are nice because they snap together. That way you can easily create a tidy word, or use the letters separately for a more artsy look.
Saint Patrick's Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Once they’re baked and cooled, it’s time for the glitter!

This takes a steady, more patient hand. Start by using a toothpick to lay a bit of edible glue into the letter creases created by the stamps, then tap some of the glitter over the cookie. Brush away the excess glitter. Pro Tip: brush the leftover glitter into a bowl. It makes clean-up time a whole lot easier, and the dry, clean glitter can always be sprinkled onto another cookie later.

As you know, if you have more than one kid, they can be pretty particular. But in my house, there is one thing that we can all agree on and that is – we love McConnell’s ice cream! With that knowledge, I made sure I fully stocked up on it. I mixed up my cookie sandwiches by making a few with mint chip to get that fun green color, and made a couple of others with vanilla ice cream. Stack ’em high and mix and match. You can’t go wrong with these Irish cuties!

Saint Patrick's Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

To get that shamrock shape, scoop the ice cream into a lined cookie sheet. Then, refreeze the ice cream to make sure it doesn’t melt when you’re trying to cut them with the cookie cutters. Be sure to use the exact same size of cookie cutters that you used on the dough so that your ice cream cut-outs all match up in shape and size.

Saint Patrick's Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches Saint Patrick's Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Almost there…

Saint Patrick's Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

And…tah-dah! These Saint Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches are good to go! There’s nothing like spreading a little sweet luck o’ the Irish, right? Yum!

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

By TheSweetNerd  

February 15, 2018

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins



3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

Ice Cream

McConnell's Mint Chip Ice Cream


Edible gold glitter dust

Alphabet embossers, I used Sweet Elite Tools

Edible glue

Brush, thin for brushing inside of embossed letters


1Dries: Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.

2Base: In a mixer, beat butter (aerate). Next, add sugar and aerate until light color. Next, add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa.

3Gradually, add flour mixture to base just until incorporated. Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour. Roll (lightly floured surface) and cut.

4Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until edges are firm and centers are slight soft and puffed.

5Note: When you cut into a shape, chill in freezer to set. Then, transfer directly to a hot oven.


1Decorating: Emboss letters into dough. Brush with edible glue and sprinkle edible gold dust. Then brush away excess. This step is optional and if you are feeling crafty. Otherwise, skip and get right to cutting out your ice cream shapes.

2Scoop ice cream into cookie sheet to flatten. Put in freezer to set ice cream. Take out ice cream and use same cookie cutter for the ice cream.

3Take both sides of cookie and place cookie cutter shaped ice cream in-between each side.



  • I’d love for someone to surprise me with these gorgeous little shamrock ice cream sandwiches! As always, I love how adorable they are!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Me too! I am waiting for the little leprechaun to knock on my door and give me a big old ice cream cookie. That is when you know you really got the pot of gold!

  • 7 years ago

    Wish you’d find these at the end of the rainbow instead of just refracted light particles! It would be much more satisfying. They are seriously adorable!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Right? Although, I might take that pot of gold before the ice cream sandwiches…. just keeping it real! Thanks for commenting.

  • This looks so cute and fun to make. Count me in!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Awww, shucks. Thanks Lorna!

  • Rose Marie
    7 years ago

    Best. Combo. Ever. ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️Can’t wait to try these sweet yummy treats. Thank you @TheSweetNerd, for again sharing your fab creative eats! Will be making these ASAP!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Thanks Rose, I love this combo too. Appreciate the love.

  • Oh my goodness….these are too cute!! Love the stamps and that glitter? What a perfect touch! Hands down mint chocolate chip is my favourite ice cream and then combine with this fantastic cookies? YES PLEASE 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Thanks Dawn. I love mint chip too. Serving them up today!

  • So cute and you do have lucky kids! Nothing better than ice cream sandwiches, especially ones made with love 🙂 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      So appreciate the nice comments. Thanks Jennifer. Have an awesome St. Patrick’s Day!

  • 7 years ago

    I love the sparkles! It’s that extra little touch the kids go nuts over. Also, those cookies look amazing all by themselves. Thanks!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Thanks April. I love the sparkles too. I don’t think it makes too much of a difference for my boys, but makes this momma happy! Cheers –

  • These are so cute and clever!! I’m a kid at heart so I’d totally eat a few of these.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Thanks Natasha. I love mint chip and my son Liam does too! I say let the kid live on:)

  • One more thing – I just tried to share this on Twitter and neither of your share bars appear to link the actual recipe. It just gives a generic link to your blog. Thought you should know. 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Oh my, you are right. I have asked my web guy to look at this. Thanks for letting me know.

  • Ryan Arnold
    7 years ago

    This is adorable – where are the cute little shamrock tattoos from? They’re too perfect! As is the choice of mint chip ice cream…my favorite.

  • 7 years ago

    Oh My gosh these look absolutely amazing!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 years ago

      Thanks Cara. I love these ice cream sandwiches. We are all suckers for mint chip ice cream and that pairs perfectly with brownie cookies.

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