This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake is the best combination of soft chocolate chip cookies and smooth vanilla ice cream!
What a fabulous combination: chocolate chip cookies and ice cream! I needed a dessert to share with friends last week and this is what I came up with. The recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars, from my friend Roanna, is the BEST out there and is typically made in a 9×13 inch pan!
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How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake
Start by creaming together the butter, shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
I like to use a combination of butter and shortening rather than butter only. The shortening makes the cookie bars more tender and the butter adds flavor.
Next, stir in the vanilla, eggs and the baking soda/water mixture.
Gradually stir in the flour and salt. Don’t add it all at once or mix it at too high a speed or the flour will spray all over the kitchen!
Then, mix in 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips. Or if you prefer, you can use a combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips.
I typically make my chocolate chip cookie bars in a large jelly roll pan but since these bars are turning into a three layer cake, they need to be baked in cake pans.
Divide the cookie dough between three greased 9-inch cake pans and spread it out into a somewhat even layer. Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
Flip the pans over and smack the bottom to release the cookie. Then, put it on a platter and spread slightly softened vanilla ice cream over it. Working quickly, do the same with the middle layer.
Top with remaining chocolate chip cookie and a scoop of ice cream. Then drizzle with chocolate, letting some drip down the sides. Promptly put the cake into the freezer until ready to serve.
Want More Cookie Bar Recipes? Try These Next:
This recipe for Brown Butter Sugar Cookie Bars with Fluffy Buttercream Frosting is perfect for serving at parties and easier to make than sugar cookies.
This White Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe is beyond amazing with smooth white chocolate, crunchy pecans, and a delicious fudgy center! It’s a copycat recipe of Applebee’s Butter Pecan Blondies.
Monster Cookie Bars are so much easier to make than cookies! This monster cookie bars recipe includes oatmeal, peanut butter, M&M’s and chocolate chips.
These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are meant to be shared! Why spend all that time scooping chocolate chip cookie dough when you can make chocolate chip cookie bars?
Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!Thanks,I hope to see you there!
Katie's Nesting Spot says
If I could reach through the screen and take a bite I would, but since I can’t…how ’bout I feature your recipe on this week’s Crafty Soiree? Thanks for linking 🙂
Simply divine! I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at this post!! (WORTH it!) If you get a chance, I’d love for you to share this yummy recipe at the Tuesday To Do Party!http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/07/tuesday-to-do-17-and-16-list-makers.htmlSmiles!Jami
OMG! This is insanely awesome!
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Open House Wrap Up! Please feel free to snag a featured button from my sidebar if you like.
Oh, wow, that looks really good!! I am a big chocolate lover and vanilla ice cream,too! I came by way of a blog hop (although late) and I am following your blog thru GFC. When you get a free moment I would love a follow back. Thanks and have a Happy 4th of July!!Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com
This looks DELICIOUS! What a perfect summer dessert. 🙂
Katie @ This Chick Cooks says
That looks like my kind of dessert. It sounds delicious! I wanted to invite you to come by for the recipe swap I host every Wedesnday where you can come and show off your best recipes. I’d love for you to stop by 🙂
Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles says
All I have to say is WOW, you are breaking all the rules there :):) So amazing, I just want to sink my teeth in it!!!Come see me at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/
Just showed this recipe to my husband and he LOVES the look of it (so do I)! Thanks for sharing – I’ll have to try this out myself!
The Answer Is Chocolate says
SO glad you linked this up to my BFF Open House party! I pinned this to my Recipes To Try board!
Patricia L says
Oh holy moley that looks good! So glad you shared it. Found you @ Be Different, Act Normal
This looks SO amazing, I can’t even tell you!!! I bet the kids just loved that! I’ve made cookie cake before (sooo good!) but have never thought to make it an ice cream cake. I bet that’s amazing!!
Oh my! This looks amazing! I’m pinning it so I can make it later!
The Lovely's says
Brilliant! I love cookies and cake, this is a dream come true!
Amanda Joy says
My husband would LOVE this! He is such a fan of cookies and cookie dough. I am going to pin this so that I can make it for his birthday in September.Just hopping over from Whipperberry.Amanda Joywww.joyinthejumble.com
The Answer Is Chocolate says
OK you really need to come link this up at my link party going on right now!
Maggie @ Chica es Artistica says
YUM! I’m featuring this on my blog tomorrow! Come stop by and grab a button. I’m now following :)-Maggiehttp://chicaesartistica.blogspot.com
Kirsten @ Mushki Loves says
Oh this looks so yummy! I am pinning this!
Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree says
WOW!I would love to have you share this at our Weekly Playdate link party : http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/06/playdate-link-party-blog-hop-14-all.htmlCheers,LoriCome & Play :: Playdatehttp://beneaththerowantree.com
Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts says
delicious looking recipe and amazing photography. Come link up today!!Ashtonwww.somethingswanky.com
LOVE THIS! Featuring it on my blog this week: How to Nest for Less (www.howtonestforless.com). Check in tomorrow to see it featured!
Chef in Training says
this is my type of cake! oh my gosh it looks incredible!
That is the BEST cake ever!
I think this post made me diabetic! But who cares when the dessert looks this great! New to following your blog and would love a “follow back” if you have time! Come see me at www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com when you get a chance! Have a “sweet” day!
This looks so yummy! I’m have a recipe only link party “Cast Party Wednesday” and this would be perfect. Would you come over and share some of your recipes with us?Thanks,I hope to see you there!
the cape on the corner says
oh my goodness, this is the best and most unfair thing i’ve seen all day. I WANT THIS!
Ana Degenaar says
OMG! THIS IS SO UNFAIR! My belly is empty.
SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says
Really appreciate you linking up this great post at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂 Please join us again this week.
Lindsay @ Delighted Momma says
OHHHH my!!!! I would def need some extra insulin for this puppy lol! But totally worth it! Looks gooood…and GREAT pic..it seems to be popping out at me! XO Lindsay