Five Days of Cookies — Day 3, Toll House Sammies

Chocolate chip sammies!

Back when I was a broke high school/college student, I used to make Toll House® cookies to give as presents at Christmas. My recipients were always thrilled to say the least! I made sure not to skimp on the ingredients, using Nestle’s Toll House® chocolate chips and real butter. Yes, real butter, never, ever margarine (blasphemy I say, blasphemy!) even on a shoestring budget. I wanted cookie perfection and this tried and true recipe, which was first created in 1936, definitely delivered.

Cool cookies on wire rack

For Day 3 of my Five Days of Cookies, I’m taking awesome Toll House Cookies and making some delightfully sinful ice cream sandwiches with them. I chose Breyer’s vanilla and chocolate ice cream so I could make three types of sammies (vanilla, chocolate and a blend of both), but feel free to use your favorite ice cream flavor(s). Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream in one convenient treat — life is grand!


While the recipe says it will yield 60 cookies, I made approximately 40 cookies in order to have some bigger ones for the ice cream sandwiches. Of course, I certainly didn’t use all of the cookies for the sammies – many will go to some special folks as presents. Some traditions just stand the test of time.

Cookie Ingredients

Toll House cookie ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Nestle’s Toll House®, of course)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional (I used pecans)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.

Mix flour, baking soda and salt

Add butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract to mixer bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, to the batter, mixing each time.

Add egg to cookie batter

Slowly beat in flour mixture to batter until completely blended. You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl.

Slowly add flour to batter

Add chocolate chips and nuts to the batter.

Add chocolate chips and nuts

Fold into batter until thoroughly mixed.

Fold in chocolate chips and nuts

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto your Pampered Chef bar pan or ungreased cookie sheet. Make sure you have some “overfilled” tablespoons, depending on how many sammies you want to make.

Spoon dough onto bar pan

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies are nice and brown. If you use your Pampered Chef bar pan, you’ll have cookies that bake evenly, like the ones pictured below – note the two in the middle that I flipped over to show how the bottoms are cooked perfectly!

Out of the oven

Cool cookies on bar pan for a couple of minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Ingredients for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sammies

Toll House cookie  sandwiches ingredients


Place a cookie bottom side up and add a scoop or two of ice cream. If you add lots of ice cream, you may want to spread it evenly on the cookie with a knife.

Scoop ice cream onto cookie

Top with a cookie, pressing down some.

Place cookie on top and squish

If you use lots of ice cream, you can coat the sides with the chocolate chips.

Roll sammie in chocolate chips

Sammie with chocolate chips

Make a variety of sammies for different tastes!


Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for several hours.

Wrap sammies in plastic wrap

Enjoy with a big mug of hot chocolate or a glass of milk.

Bon appétit!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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2 Responses to Five Days of Cookies — Day 3, Toll House Sammies

  1. Pingback: Five Days of Cookies — Day 5, Bold and Beautiful Bourbon Balls | Kel's Cafe of All Things Food

  2. trkingmomoe says:

    I make ice cream sandwiches too from home made cookies. They are so much fund to do. Thanks for sharing.

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