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Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Good Thursday everyone!!  I am practically jumping out of my old computer seat dying to share my latest cookie with you 🙂  A week or so ago as I was making the boys an ice cream shake, I started thinking…..hmmm I wonder how vanilla ice cream would work out  in chocolate chip cookies?  Well, can I just tell you it worked, and it’s over the top INCREDIBLE!  I used a creamy all natural vanilla ice cream by Breyers.  I really think any vanilla ice cream would work just fine.

So, what you’ll taste is a delicious very “vanilla-y” flavored chocolate chip cookie.  They are soft and perfect.  Can’t wait for you all to try this recipe, it was so much fun creating it.  I took like 5000 pictures, bear with me I had to share a ton of them 🙂

Have fun baking!!

Here’s the line up of most of the ingredients.  Your basics, plus….ICE CREAM!

Cream your butter and sugars as usual.

Mix in your large eggs.

And your pure vanilla.

Here’s where the fun begins, get a nice big scoop of your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream.  Measures as a heaping 1/2 Cup.


Our options are endless, can you imagine some other ice cream flavors?  Can’t wait to experiment!

Add in your dry ingredients.

And your favorite bag of chocolate chips 🙂

Mix until just combined.

Voila’ ready for the cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 9-11 minutes.

Love it!


Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pure vanilla
  • Heaping 1/2 Cup vanilla ice cream (frozen from container)
  • 4 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 bag chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a stand or electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined.  Add in ice cream until combined.
  2. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl; mix.  Add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips; mix until just combined.  With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are cooked through.  Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.  Serve with a marashino cherry on top 🙂

3-4 dozen cookies


Enjoy!  Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend 🙂  See you soon with a new recipe!!

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  1. 1

    What an awesome idea!! I am thinking of adding coffee ice cream? Oh yum.

  2. 2

    Seriously, how can you not weigh 400 lbs. with all these awesome treats! You must have amazing self control! I like to put vanilla ice cream in my french toast batter, it’s awesome. Thanks!

  3. 3

    That’s genius! They look scrumptious. Love the ice cream cone shots. 🙂

    I have the same red mixer!


  4. 4
    Helen says:

    These really are clever! The ice cream must make them so smooth and creamy. Can’t wait to try it out!

  5. 5
    Laura says:

    Your pics are too cute! Love the cookies on the ice cream cone!

  6. 6
    Niki says:

    That’s such a cute pic on the sugar cone!!!

    If you like Oreo’s try subbing crushed oreo cookies for the chips and tossing in a huge scoop of cookies and cream ice cream. I used to use ice cream in the cookie dough at the bakery I worked at all the time (and put cookie dough in the ice cream as well!)
    I’ve done it w/ cookies and cream, raspberry cheesecake ice cream w/ raspberry chocolate chunk cookies, strawberry ice cream in chocolate chip cookies and my fav, chocolate peanut butter ice cream in peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I know how much you love peanut butter… this one is AWESOME!

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    You are too creative! What a fun cookie!

  8. 8

    What a fantastic idea 🙂 Those will be perfect for this weekend.

  9. 9

    I’d love to know how the heck you came up with this idea!! How fun! They’re so cute pictured in the cone too 🙂

  10. 10

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to give this a try!

  11. 11
    Kim in MD says:

    What an incredible idea! You are so creative, and your photos are gorgeous! 🙂

  12. 12
    Becki D says:

    I love all the creative pictures you took. I totally thought the first one WAS a bowl of ice cream at first glance.

    Good job, girlie!

  13. 13

    you clever one you. i love this!

  14. 14
    Erica Lea says:

    Oh my! This sounds crazy, but…delicious! So creative. I love the way you photographed it as well.

  15. 15
    Katrina says:

    Great photos and idea, Jenny!

  16. 16
    Andrea says:

    Yes-coffee ice cream would be sooooo good! One of the best Christmas cookies I’ve made was one shared by a friend, and it had vanilla ice cream in it. I was very skeptical, but one bite was enough to convince me!

  17. 17

    HOLY FREAKING AMAZING! My kids might actually start liking me again if I make these!…even though my hips won’t!
    You’re awesome! Thanks!

  18. 18
    Kristin says:

    You are so inventive! I love it. I’m copying this one down and trying it myself. I’m thinking that a chocolate ice cream cookie would be a seriously wonderful experience. Ooooh….dark chocolate ice cream. Mint chocolate chip? OH, I’ve got it…Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food! Marshmallow and caramel swirls in a cookie would be AMAZING!

  19. 19

    This looks absolutely amazing! What a creative idea! I love your pictures too- the one with the cookies on the ice cream cone is genius!

  20. 20

    That looks delicious and what a fun idea!!!

  21. 21
    Sara says:

    Wait a minute…you can put ice cream, in cookies!? I need to try this. I have coffee ice cream in the freezer that might just be perfect.

  22. 22
    roxan says:

    How fun!!! What a creative idea. Your boys are so lucky to have you as a mom. Love the pictures.

  23. 23

    What a great idea Jenny! Adorable photos & so creative, love the cone 🙂 xo

  24. 24
    Amanda :) says:

    Yum!! I can’t wait to try these!! Loved reading all the flavor combination ideas in the comments! 🙂 Now which to try first?? Vanilla? Chocolate? Oreo? Coffee??! 🙂

  25. 25

    You are seriously amazing and so inspirational! I cannot wait to try these. Thank you!!

  26. 26
    Nury says:

    Awesome photos and yummy recipe! My kids (including husband) would love this!

  27. 27
    Molly says:

    Your photography has become so amazing! Not that I really know what I’m talking about when it comes to food photography, but your photos over the last few months just look great! You’re also great at styling, which is something I wish I knew more about. Any tips? Cookies look fabulous, as always! 😉

    • 27.1

      Thanks Molly!!
      I would totally recommend taking some classes. I took a workshop with Helen of Tartelette a few months ago and it inspired me to work on getting better at my photography. It has been so much fun. You should check out some upcoming classes. I know there’s a really good one next month in CO that Helen and White on Rice Couple is putting on. Wish I could go to that one!!

  28. 28
    Katherine says:

    So heres the dire question…do they have a unique taste different from a regular choco chip cookie? do they taste like vanilla ice cream? or do they just taste like a regular chip cookie?

    Please let me know!

    • 28.1

      Hi Katherine,
      They taste just like I mentioned in my write up….like a really good “vanilla like” soft chocolate chip cookie. Maybe you could half the recipe just to make sure they are worth it for you. I think you’ll love them though 🙂

  29. 29
    Carol says:

    Jenny-what a FABULOUS idea…….and with the gazillion flavors of ice cream? Holy Smokes what fun! I can’t wait to try these. 🙂

  30. 30
    Bekah says:

    You. Are. A. GENIUS!!!! Seriously! We make pizzookies all the time (have baked cookies with vanilla ice cream on the top), but never a cookie with ice cream IN it. Amazing! Perfect for my little dude’s 2nd birthday tomorrow!

  31. 31
    Michele says:

    Jenny!!! I came home this afternoon and had to make these! OH MY GOSH! They were so delish and I used ButterFinger icecream. I did about 2 scoops of them and I can taste them in my cookies. I just took the last pan out of the oven and had 4 cookies already. They’re soft and moist. YUM YUM! Thank you! 🙂

  32. 32
    Angela says:

    Too cute! I NEVER would have thought to do something like that. Sounds like a super fun idea that I just might try soon. Thanks for inspiring creativity!

  33. 33
    Mrs. L says:

    Brilliant! I’ll have to give this a try. Wow, wonder how different flavors of ice cream would work? Yum!

  34. 34

    wow what a great idea and fabulous at that!

  35. 35


    This is such a cool idea…I can only imagine the possibilities of what I can do with all the various flavors of ice cream!!!

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  37. 37
    Sharlene says:

    Ice cream IN cookies?! I’ve never even thought of it! What a wonderful idea. They look so delicious. I can imagine all the possibilities now and can’t wait to get started on a batch of my own!

  38. 38
    Memoria says:

    I have some leftover homemade ice cream that would be perfect in this!! These look amazing.

  39. 39
    Hillary crump says:

    The cookies look amazing. Your photos are great too.

  40. 40

    What a fun idea for chocolate chip cookies and I love the photo of them sitting in the cone.

  41. 41

    How FUN!!! You would never run out of combinations! And you pictures are darling…I think I *would* like some cookies with fudge sauce, please! 🙂

  42. 42

    what a GREAT idea–so glad you decided to experiment!!! I can’t wait to try this!!

  43. 43
    Amanda says:

    Excellent photos! And of course, the cookies sound so yummy too!

  44. 44
    Amy says:

    My oh my…these look wonderful!

  45. 45
    megan says:

    Those pictures are priceless. I would love to have some pictures like that hanging in my kitchen. Too cute!!! The cookies look and sound fantastic. Thumbs up!

  46. 46
    Tracy says:

    These look amazingly light and fluffy! I’d do it with coffee ice cream…yum!!

  47. 47
    ivoryhut says:

    Oh my. Those look so moist! I guess it should work, since ice cream is, at its simplest, milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. I can’t wait to try this! Tracy and I have the same idea: a coffee ice cream version. I can almost taste it!

  48. 48
    Chloe says:

    I made them with Butter Pecan… Don’t make if you’re on a diet! TOO GOOD:)

  49. 49
    lynn says:

    These look SO good. What a fabulous idea.

  50. 50
    Tina says:

    I made these with the same ice cream you had, and they were DELICIOUS!!!!! They were gone fast, and so I made MORE!!!! Thanks for a great recipe!

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