Salt & Pepper Sandwiches

July 23rd, 2009

Salt and pepper sandwiches don’t sound all that appealing, I suppose. OK, how about salt and pepper ice cream sandwiches.

Still no?

All right, how about salt and pepper triple chocolate ice cream sandwiches?

Yeah, there we go. Now I’ve got your attention.

So here’s what you do:

Would you believe that these are overhandled World Peace Cookies? Yup.

Would you believe that these are overhandled World Peace Cookies? Yup.

You’re going to need some salted chocolate shortbread dough. World Peace Cookies make an excellent base. Flatten those suckers out exactly like you know you shouldn’t before baking. After they’re baked, pair ‘em up with similarly sized and shaped cookies. Kind of like pairing macarons before filling.

Gray, flaky, salty, yummy!

Gray, flaky, salty, yummy!

And when I say salted, I mean SALTED. You need to be able to see that stuff. And use NICE salt – I used some awesome grey sea salt but coarse sea salt or fleur de sel or something similar would also be great.

Set one of each pair aside and flip the other over:

Belly shot!

Belly shot!

You’re going to want to have some peppery chocolate ice cream on hand. If you don’t have cacao nibs in there already, you can add them post-sandwiching. Slather that ice cream all up on there.

And icy!

Icy!

Yup, just spread it on around…

Ooh, slathery.

Ooh, slathery.

Remember that this ice cream will want to melt FAST, especially if you put alcohol in it to inhibit freezing too hard, so work quickly. Sandwich with the matching cookie ASAP…

More chocolate, I say!

More chocolate, I say!

…then press cacao nibs into the sides.

Before I had a melty mess on my hands...

Before I had a melty mess on my hands...

Now wrap those little guys up quick in rectangles of parchment paper and stick them in the freezer before they melt and squish all over the place!

I brought these to my dad for Father’s Day and took all the pictures as I put them together. Most of them ended up intact and delivered safe and sound to the temporary sanctuary of my parents’ freezer.

5 Responses to “Salt & Pepper Sandwiches”

  1. Y says:

    Heck yeah, you got my attention all right! Those loook yum!

  2. Michelle says:

    Man, I need to get some cacao nubs!

  3. Ted says:

    They’re all gone!

  4. Hehe wow you got my attention with the title! Ingenious! I really wonder what they’d be like :D

  5. Jude says:

    Haha liking the belly shot. Some less-pc people call it the upskirt :)

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