Happy Star Wars Day!!!
Yes, yes, my favorite holiday. Along with Pi Day and Christmas, of course. And Thanksgiving. Or, essentially any holiday that can be combined with food. But yes, this day in particular appeals to my deep-seated inner geek.
Particularly now that I own an ice cream shoppe, because I can force my geekiness upon other people.
When we were still just thinking about the idea of purchasing the business, the idea for these sammies popped in my head. I’m just glad that the craziness died down in time for me to find the time to make them.
Ingredients (makes about 20 cookies / 10 sandwiches):
1 cup almonds, toasted & chopped
3/4 cup light butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour (if you’re wanting to be gluten-friendly, grind oats in your blender or food processor and use that “oat flour” instead)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
1 square of white baking chocolate
2.5 cups vanilla ice cream (cinnamon or coffee flavored would also be good)
Heat your oven to 350, and toast the almond for about 10 minutes. Then chop in a food processor & set aside.
Combine the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla with your mixer.
Add in the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix for a few seconds, then slowly add the flour; mix until well combined & smooth.
Slowly mix in the oats and the almonds.
Lightly coat two cookie sheets with cooking spray or use parchment paper. Portion dough into ~1/4 cup balls on the tray, and pat flat with wet hands (a small ice cream scoop works well to make sure your cookies are evenly sized).
On HALF of the cookies, add chocolate chips for the eyes and nose—press into the cookie slightly so they attach during baking. (The other side will be blank, since it’s the back of the “head”.)
Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are brown. Then remove from the oven & let cool.
Once the cookies are cool, melt the white chocolate in your microwave (takes about 1:30 minutes), then transfer it into a small plastic baggie. Snip the tip off of the baggie, and BAM—instant piping bag!
Pipe the mouths onto the Wookiee faces.
To assemble the sammies, scoop about 1/4 cup of ice cream onto the bottom cookie, and pat flat. Then place the face cookie on top. And there you have it---Wookiee Cookiee ice cream sandwiches!!!