We've rounded up the best cookie and ice cream pairings.

F&W Editors
August 02, 2016

Making the perfect ice cream sandwich at home is easy, thanks to this brilliant Mad Genius Tip: Just slice through a pint of ice cream, stack between two cookies, peel away the cardboard and eat. The hardest part: choosing the cookies. Here, seven delicious cookies and their perfect ice cream pairings.

1. Milk-Chocolate-Chip Cookies 

Crunchy on the outside, soft in the center and loaded with milk-chocolate chips, these may be the perfect chocolate chip cookies.
Ice cream pairing: Classic vanilla.

2. Fudgy Chocolate-Walnut Cookies

Pastry chef François Payard’s gooey chocolate cookies don’t require any flour.

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These divinely gooey chocolate cookies are flourless.
Ice cream pairing: Coffee.

3. Bacon-Chocolate-Chip-Oatmeal Cookies 

Bacon really does make everything better. It gives these easy oatmeal cookies a hint of smoky flavor and a little bit of crunch.
Ice cream pairing: Dulce de leche.

4. Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies 

Crunchy natural peanut butter gives these crisp and buttery cookies a deeply peanutty taste.
Ice cream pairing: Chocolate.

5. Lemon–Scented Sugar Cookies

Freshly grated lemon zest brightens up these buttery cookies.
Ice cream pairing: Strawberry.

6. Old-Fashioned Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies 

This cookie-jar classic is jam-packed with quick-cooking oats that almost disappear into the buttery dough as the cookies bake.
Ice cream pairing: Rum raisin.

7. Temptation Island Cookies 

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These nutty cookies are studded with macadamia nuts, golden raisins and milk chocolate chips.
Ice cream pairing: Coconut.