Monday, December 13, 2010

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches {mini stars}

Here you go! Short and sweet.

Favorite brownie recipe or box mix.

Bake brownies according to directions.

I baked mine in star molds, but you could make a thin batch and use cookie cutters to cut them out...after they are cooled completely. Make sure your pan is well-greased so they don't stick! I do NOT need hate mail. :)

Freeze cooled brownie "cookies".

You will need two stars for each sandwich.

Scoop a small scoop of peppermint ice cream onto first star. Top with a second
star. Sprinkle edges with a bit of crushed peppermint candy {optional}

Place in freezer until ready to serve.

If you have waxed sandwich bags, you could store them in the bags and place them in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Too messy? Too time consuming? Just make your brownies and fill with buttercream frosting with a bit of peppermint flavoring and food coloring or buy your peppermint ice cream. Whatever you really need to make these.

You may also make brownies and use cookie cutters to cut out any template you like. I just love stars!

What is your favorite sweet treat for CHRISTMAS? Do you make it? Buy it? Enjoy it from someone else? Is it tradition? I would love to hear.

VALENTINE VARIATION: Instead of using a star cookie cutter, use a heart shape instead. How sweet for your sweetie pies! :)

SUMMER VARIATION: Use a scalloped round cookie cutter or a flower cookie cutter! ENJOY...I guess the star could resemble a starfish? :)

Shared with: comfy in the kitchen, at the picket fenceEnjoy!


  1. now i want some peppermint ice cream. i actually have homemade brownies hanging out at the moment. heh! my favorite christmas sweets are the peanut butter balls my grammy makes. they've been a christmas tradition for as long as i can remember. YUMMY!

  2. Carmar...Thank you for your comment! I had never heard of the peanut butter balls until my neighbor started giving them to us at Christmas? That is fun having a tradition for so long!

  3. When I first saw the picture I thought they were made with the star cookies from Trader Joes! I have just enough ice cream from the weekend to have one small bowl with some of the cookies :) YUM!! My new favorite Christmas sweet...Scott's Peppermint Ice Cream of course :)

  4. Loree...did he pay you to say that? You know we are in competition now...don't you?! :}

  5. Oh yum! Your cookies look so good. Thank you for sharing this treat and you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Too cute and they sound fabulous! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing with us

  7. these are perfect...and pink! i love the way they turned out. thank you for sharing such a fun recipe with tuesday night supper club. wishing you a very merry christmas!

  8. What a scrumptious idea!!!! Thank you and Happy Pink Saturday. dana

  9. My daughter is graduating next weekend. i think that I will make these for her party. Great idea! At Christmas time they would be so festive as well as July 4th. Great post!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. Lisa, they are so yummy & delicious looking. I just ate my allotment of ice cream for the day ... have to get the kid-lings over so I have a reason to make these.

    Have a beautiful PINK weekend.
    TTFN ~

    5 day GIVEAWAY, pop over

  11. love it what a perfect treat for upcoming holidays come see what I shared at

  12. Peppermint is not my favorite flavor, but I believe I would enjoy one of these.

  13. Uh oh! Those are two of my favorites: brownies and ice cream. That looks absolutely scrumptious! Do you think you could mail me one :) ? I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri

  14. Thanks for sharing this most different recipe for a nice dessert...peppermint ice cream, ha! sounds terrific! I will very soon try it! I'm also at Pink Sat.

  15. You are so stinkin' creativ and these look simply adorable!! :) Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

  16. Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
    What a beautiful idea with Memorial Day and picnic season coming up on us fast. I love this idea. It is so much fun.

    Peppermint is tasty and playful on the tastebuds all at the same time. Colorful and fun as well.

    Can't wait to give it a try. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  17. Yummy and delicious looking.
    Happy pink saturday!