© Con Poulos
Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 10

These spiced-just-right oatmeal cookies are the perfect texture for ice cream sandwiches—chewy and soft. Slideshow: Ice Cream Sandwiches

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 350° and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2    

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cardamom, salt and baking soda. In a large bowl, using 
an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar at medium-high speed until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. 
At medium speed, beat in the egg. Beat in the buttermilk and vanilla until just smooth, then beat in the dry ingredients. Fold in the oats.


Step 3    

Using a 2-tablespoon ice cream scoop, scoop 10 mounds of dough onto each baking sheet, about 
2 inches apart. Bake in the lower and upper thirds of the oven for 
13 minutes, until the cookies are puffy and set; shift the sheets halfway through baking. Transfer the cookies to racks to cool completely.


Step 4    

For each ice cream sandwich, scoop 3 tablespoons of the ice cream onto the underside of a cookie and top with another cookie. Wrap in plastic and freeze until the ice cream is just firm, about 
30 minutes.

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