Cookies and ice cream come together for a nostalgic summer treat

Cookies and ice cream come together for a nostalgic summer treat

Written by: Julia Perla Huisman
July 2, 2018


Ice cream goes with cookies like peanut butter with jelly, like avocado with toast. The cold, creamy ice cream and soft, gooey cookies are equally tasty and joy-inducing, evoking fond summertime memories for most people. 

As their name suggests, NWI food truck I’Scream & Cookies specializes in these two treats. The mobile ice cream parlor’s signature desserts pair homemade cookies and hand-dipped ice cream for a combo that leaves a lasting memory. Cathy Jacobsen of I’Scream kindly shared her Snickerdoodle cookie recipe with us. “These go great with any flavor ice cream,” she says. “I always tell guests to pick the ice cream first, then decide what cookies will go best with that.” 

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Ice cream goes with cookies like peanut butter with jelly, like avocado with toast. The cold, creamy ice cream and soft, gooey cookies are equally tasty and joy-inducing, evoking fond summertime memories for most people. 

As their name suggests, NWI food truck I’Scream & Cookies specializes in these two treats. The mobile ice cream parlor’s signature desserts pair homemade cookies and hand-dipped ice cream for a combo that leaves a lasting memory. Cathy Jacobsen of I’Scream kindly shared her Snickerdoodle cookie recipe with us. “These go great with any flavor ice cream,” she says. “I always tell guests to pick the ice cream first, then decide what cookies will go best with that.” 

Snickerdoodle Cookies 

8 ounces (2 sticks) butter, unsalted 
2 cups sugar, divided
2 eggs 
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1-1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
2 tablespoons cinnamon 

  1. 1. Cream butter and 1-1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. 
  2. 2. Add eggs and mix again until thoroughly combined. 
  3. 3. In a separate bowl combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Slowly add dry mixture to wet and mix until combined. Dough should start to pull away from the sides. Scoop with tablespoon onto parchment-lined trays. 
  4. 4. Mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough in cinnamon/sugar mixture before baking. 
  5. 5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

Yields 3-4 dozen. 

FIND IT HERE
I’Scream & Cookies
iscreamandcookies.com
Look for the food truck at local events, or book it for your own event. 

Photo Credit: Amy Sheree
Photo Credit: Amy Sheree

Snickerdoodle Cookies 

8 ounces (2 sticks) butter, unsalted 
2 cups sugar, divided
2 eggs 
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1-1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
2 tablespoons cinnamon 

  1. 1. Cream butter and 1-1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. 
  2. 2. Add eggs and mix again until thoroughly combined. 
  3. 3. In a separate bowl combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Slowly add dry mixture to wet and mix until combined. Dough should start to pull away from the sides. Scoop with tablespoon onto parchment-lined trays. 
  4. 4. Mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough in cinnamon/sugar mixture before baking. 
  5. 5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

Yields 3-4 dozen. 

FIND IT HERE
I’Scream & Cookies
iscreamandcookies.com
Look for the food truck at local events, or book it for your own event.