Oatmeal Coconut Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Author: Canadian Living

Oatmeal and raisin are a toothsome twosome. If you like, replace rum-and-raisin ice cream with the caramel flavours of pralines-and-cream ice cream or Dulce de Leche ice cream.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2004

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 cups rum-and-raisin ice cream
Oatmeal Coconut Thins:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

On large rimmed baking sheet, toast coconut in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, about 8 minutes; let cool. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Oatmeal Coconut Thins: Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In bowl, beat together butter and granulated and brown sugars until light; beat in egg. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, oats, coconut, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add all at once to butter mixture; stir until blended.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls (15 mL), about 4 inches (10 cm) apart, onto prepared pans; flatten slightly. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool on pans for 3 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Spread bottoms of half of the cookies with 1/2 cup (125 mL) each of the ice cream. Top with remaining cookies, pressing gently to spread ice cream to edge. Roll edge of ice cream in coconut. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze in airtight container until firm, at least 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze for up to 2 days.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 377 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 467.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 82 mg
  • Saturated fat 16 g
  • Total carbohydrate 58 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 20.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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