Friday's are a special day in our house! There is usually lots of crazy partying going on...like a fun filled evening of something super yummy followed by a nice movie...I told you CRAZY!
Actually, we really do look forward to it. Plus, our big move to NM (a few months ago) has brought on a slight lack of both funds and friends. So our big "movie/date night" has become a fun tradition. I try to make something special for dessert like one of our all-time favorites or maybe something we've never tried before.
So, with that in mind I have decided to dedicate Friday's to "A Little Something Sweet," in hopes that you will also spend time with your special someone (or someone's) and enjoy a tasty treat!
This weeks "Something Sweet" is a recipe I have adapted from Craigo's Pizza in Rexburg, Idaho (where we use to live). This ice cream-cookie combo is super simple and great for a quick delicious dessert. I made this recipe for my husband and I last week, but it is also perfect to serve when entertaining large groups. To get the recipe and how-to please click below!
Cookie Monsters Ingredients
Fresh baked cookie (slightly on the gooey side is best!)
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie - I know, most of you probably already have your regular chocolate chip cookie recipe but I will give you the one that I normally use, Its from the "Better Homes and Gardens" cook book and it's divine!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 butter, softened
1 cup packaged brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
12oz (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
Step 1. In a large mixing bowl beat together shortening and butter on high speed, about 30 sec (I like to scrape the sides when done).
Step 2. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda. Beat until mixture is well combined, scrape the sides occasionally.
Step 3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
Step 4. Beat in flour with electric mixer.
Step 5. Stir in chocolate chips... YUM!
Step 6. Spread cookie dough out on a baking sheet.
Step 7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15-20 min. (or until the top of your cookie begins to turn golden brown, I like my cookies a little on the gooey side, especially for Cookie Monsters!)
Step 8. Cut your sheet of cookies into about 4" square pieces (or however big you want). While cookies are still warm, top with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle carmel and chocolate syrup over ice cream, and finish off with a dollop of whip cream. Then serve!
Note: I usually use store bought carmel and chocolate syrup. But, this time I spiced things up a bit and made my own and they were both amazing! I have never had homemade carmel before except on carmel corn, I can't believe what I have been missing out on! I got my carmel recipe here and my chocolate syrup recipe here (I didn't use coffee, but I did add a 1/4tsp of almond extract just for fun, and it turned out delicious!)