We made our basic cookie recipe, but left out the butter and substituted all shortening because we didn't want the cookies to spread too thin. When they are made with shortening, they tend to stay a little thicker and hold their shape better. We were also careful to use a cookie scoop filled just right so that our cookies would be uniform for the sandwiches. My granddaughter became quite adept at it.
After the cookies were baked, we matched them up with each other for the sandwiches. Next, I tore off the cardboard from the ice cream and sliced it into layers. My grandson used a cookie cutter that was the same diameter as the cookies themselves to cut out circles of ice cream. My granddaughter scooped them up with a little brownie server and placed them into the cookie sandwich. I wrapped them up with plastic wrap and put them into the freezer. We had quite the assembly line going!
The cookie sandwiches froze up nicely!
Another nice thing about making these treats in advance, they are easy to pass out with no mess! I hope you try this special summer treat!