chocolate & cherry frozen yogurt sandwiches
There’s hardly a summertime treat more nostalgic or fun than the ice cream sandwich. I’m also well aware that it’s officially bikini season, so I opted for petite sandwiches filled with cherry-vanilla frozen yogurt for reduced guilt. Triple chocolate cookies make these three-bite froyo sandwiches richly satisfying.
Time-saving tip: make the frozen yogurt and cookie dough a day ahead of baking the cookies and assembling the sandwiches. You’ll have more yogurt than you’ll need for one batch of cookies, though I’m sure you’ll find a use for it!
I’m sharing this recipe for the June Chocolate Party. This month’s theme is chocolate cherry; see more creations below the recipe.
Place yogurt in an ultra-fine sieve or a strainer lined with cheesecloth and strain over a bowl in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or up to overnight). Place cherries in a food processor and puree; strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids. Whisk in strained yogurt, sugar, vodka, vanilla and salt until smooth. Chill mixture for 4 hours in the refrigerator before pouring into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight.
Triple Chocolate Cookies
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup bread flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Whisk together flour, bread flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla and egg; beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips. Transfer dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 3 days.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough (my yield was 44) and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten dough mounds halfway with palm. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 minutes, until set. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To assemble sandwiches, let yogurt stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Place a small scoop (about 2 tablespoons) yogurt onto 22 cookies and sandwich with remaining cookies. Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap; freeze 2 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container up to 1 week.
Yield – 22 frozen yogurt sandwiches
Calories – 160 (per sandwich)
Carbs – 24
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