Homemade Its-Its
Recipe type: Frozen Desserts
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Serves: 18
Its-Its are a popular treat here in Northern California. They combine chewy, spiced oatmeal cookies sandwiched around a thick hunk of vanilla ice cream, then coated in chocolate. Drippy, messy but super irresistible, these treats will become your family's new favorite ice cream sandwich!
  • 1 & ¼ cup [2 & ½ sticks] butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 & ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 9 cups vanilla ice cream (homemade, or your favorite store-bought is fine)
  • 1 pkg chocolate Candiquik
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking pans with silicone liners or spray lightly with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar with the paddle attachment until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Add in the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves until combined. Lastly, stir in the oats.
  3. Drop cookie dough by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheets, about 1-2" apart. Bake for approx. 10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure they're evenly baked. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for about 10 minutes before very carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Once cookies are cool, take a cookie and place a huge ½ cup-sized dollop of vanilla ice cream onto one half of the cookie; sandwich with another cookie. Allow the sandwiched cookies to freeze for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  5. Prepare Candiquik according to package directions. Dip half of each sandwich into the Candiquik and return to the prepared sheet to allow the chocolate to set. Store leftovers in the freezer, wrapped up.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at https://thedomesticrebel.com/2014/06/11/homemade-its-its-2/