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Am I alone in saying that peppermint ice cream should ALWAYS be in stock EVERYWHERE no matter the time of year? I didn’t think so! Brayden has even seen the light and loves mint ice cream- mint chip, Andes mints as a topping, and of course, regular ol’ peppermint. In the season of entertaining, I wanted to have a few things on hand in the event that we have guests over to our home. The holidays don’t have to be complicated, especially when it comes to entertaining guests! To start off our holiday season, I decided to make some Peppermint Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, the perfect easy holiday recipe!
While I was at WalMart the other day getting all the necessary ingredients for all of the food I was making Thanksgiving weekend, I picked up these NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Rolled & Ready Sugar Cookie Dough Sheets.
Don’t get me wrong, I love baking amazing cookies from scratch, but I needed this to be a quick and easy dessert so that I could get on with all of my other holiday baking. These are already floured so you just lay them out and cut them with a floured cookie cutter. Or a floured cup, which is what I used. I cut as many circles out as I could get, put them on a baking sheet with parchment paper, and put them in the oven.
When the edges turn nice and golden brown, they are done! I let them completely cool before assembling the cookie sandwiches. Grab your favorite holiday ice cream, such as peppermint or egg nog, and place a couple spoonfuls on the underside of one cookie. Then top your sandwich with the other cookie. Voila! Cookie sandwiches inspired by the holidays and the perfect sweet treat!
To have them ready for a party, pop them back in the freezer and then take them out 5-10 minutes before serving. Your guests will think you slaved all day over these yummy treats!
Another item I like to have on hand for the holidays is a Stouffer’s Party Size Lasagna. Topped with fresh cheese and aged Parmesan, STOUFFER’S® Party Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce is an easy, delicious entrée that’s perfect for get-togethers!
I’m pretty much always ready for unexpected guests, and this holiday season, I get to enjoy it more than ever. As much as I love cooking and hosting, sometimes I feel like I miss out on the event itself! With these little tricks up my sleeve, I can have the perfect balance of both.
Don’t forget to check your local WalMart for these items so you too, can be ready for anything the holiday season throws at you!