Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches.  Does anymore need to be said to convince you to make these goodies? 
 

Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches #IceCreamWeek from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Welcome to Day 4 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and myself. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to make satisfy all your Ice Cream Cravings.

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Let’s have a little chat about one word today. 

Dedication. /?dedi?k?SH?n/ noun – the quality of being committed to a task or purpose. 

Oh man, let me tell you. It took a lot of dedication not to give up and just skip this recipe today. 

This recipe you see right here, this glorious stack of bacon, maple, bourbon and brown sugar goodness in front of you broke my freezer and almost me for a couple of hours this past weekend. 

It was not fun I tell you. 

A major breakdown happened and I’m not just talking about the freezer.  Panic tends to seep in when your ice cream begins to melt when it should be freezing and you realize you also have a freezer full of meat that you’d prefer not to cook in one sitting.  

Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 

The good news is I did not give up! 

I managed to salvage all the melted ice cream, rearranged the freezer so things were stacked so high (my reasoning for why the temperature was rising, maybe? possibly?) and left things for the night to cool down.  

As I woke the next morning the first thing I did was run to the freezer and take the temperature – yes folks it is important to have a device around that lets you take the temperature of your fridge and freezer, that’s how we keep our food safe.  Happy to see that it was no longer sitting at 29 degrees but down to 15 and the ice cream was solid again! Not exactly at zero like it should be but no longer broken!

A quick assembly and a very quick photo shoot, these guys were done.  I was not risking a refreeze again, but whew can we say high stakes for some ice cream? 

Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 

Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
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Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, cookies and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream

Instructions

  1. Follow the directions for the Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream , this should be made at least 1 day in advance.Heat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until light and airy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla bean paste.Scrape down the sides and mix in the flour in two parts.In a small bowl mix the maple syrup with the chopped bacon and mix it into the cookie dough.Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets with about 1 1/2 inches between each cookie and bake for 9 minutes.Place the cookies on a cooling rack to cool completely.To make the ice cream sandwiches: Lay the cookies flat on a cookie sheet in the freezer and freeze for about 10 minutes. Remove and flip half the cookies over and place one scoop of ice cream on the cookie. Place a cookie on top and press down firmly.Place the ice cream sandwiches back in the freezer to firm up for about 10-15 minutes before serving.Makes approximately 14 ice cream cookies.
Recipe Type: Ice Cream, Dessert, Cookies
http://girlinthelittleredkitchen.com/2014/08/maple-bacon-bourbon-brown-sugar-ice-cream-cookie-sandwiches/

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Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

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  4. Liz

    A big whew on the freezer situation. Not good timing at all. But we all would have been very sad not to see your magnificent creation! I need some of this ice cream in my life!!!

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  5. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Ermagaaaawd staaaaaahp it! You are killing me with all the amazing ice cream recipes this week, Susan! Now I want to run to the nearest grocery store freezer and gorge myself on the cold creamy stuff. Although none of it will taste as good as these glorious maple bacon bourbon brown sugar ice cream cookies (whew, that’s a delicious mouthful). I’m sorry to hear about the freezer situation. I would’ve been losing my mind. Glad to hear everything worked out and you won’t be getting salmonella/ecoli from partially frozen meat!

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  6. Hezzi-D

    You have outdone yourself with this one! That ice cream sounds out of this world! My brother would absolutely be drooling over these ice cream sandwiches.

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