If you’ve ever lived in LA or visited UCLA, then you know of the mind-blowing Diddy Riese cookie shop….where they sell cookie ice cream sandwiches for only one dollar (or is it $1.75 now?) Who makes money off of $1 treats??? And in LA?!
I guess the line is always 40 people long, all night long.
Because they are that yummy.
And ever since I had one (and also a pizookie from BJs across the street) they are now my favorite way to eat cookies and ice cream.
They’re also my favorite treat to take along to a friend’s house or a picnic at the park.
They start with that yummy Classic Chocolate Chip cookie recipe:
Scoop out a few dozen, keep the cookie size small and smash them down a bit so they bake flatter than normal.
Place the finished cookies in the freezer for a few minutes so they’re firm.
Then start assembling with your favorite flavors (mint ‘n chip is ideal).
Let the ice cream sit out for a few minutes so it’s soft enough to scoop, but not melty.
No rocket science here…
Place a small scoop of ice cream on one cookie, place another cookie on top, and gently press down. Keep the ice cream scoop small or it will be hard to bite through the sandwich. Return the finished sandwiches to the freezer for an hour or more till ready to serve.
Now I just need to try dipping the finished cookie in chocolate (like an It’s It).
If the final destination is your own home, then start chowing.
If you’re taking them along to a party….
Place each individual sandwich in a square of wax paper and fold it up. Then carry them in a small ice chest with a good ice pack. I’ve taken these to an outdoor bbq multiple times and they stay pretty firm in there.