Fairy Ice Cream Sandwiches

©MakeMineLemon - Fairy Ice Cream Sandwiches

©MakeMineLemon – Fairy Ice Cream Sandwiches

I picked this hors d’oeuvres book up at a yard sale several years ago.  I feel a little guilty about it because I got it at a steal.  When I pulled up and got out to look, the lady of the house told her husband to watch things she was going inside for a minute.  I saw the books there in nearly new condition, thumbed through and saw Fairy Ice Cream Sandwiches.  I did not know a cookie was a hors d’oeuvre.  I asked the price.  He said if you take all 5, I could have them for $1.  Really?  I asked again thinking I had misunderstood.  I thought even at a dollar a book it was a steal.  He said all 5 for $1.  Okay then.  I whipped out my dollar, grabbed the books, and raced away.  When I would tell my Dad when I got a bargain he always wanted to know who drove the get-away car, and then he would laugh until his shoulders would shake, and then that would make me laugh.

©MakeMineLemon - Fairy Cookie Mise En Place

©MakeMineLemon – Fairy Cookie Mise En Place

The fairy cookies were the first of the recipes I made but no ice cream.  I melted marshmallows in- between and rolled the sides in mini-chocolate chips.  They were delightful.  But, then a few weeks ago I made Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, (Thank you Mari), and so I thought wouldn’t it be good smooshed between these little fairy cookies. When I went back to look at the recipe that is what the recipe called for, I had just forgotten. Cheesecake Ice Cream was the perfect solution.  (I can’t eat store-bought ice cream because it contains soybean and other unreadable ingredients.)

©MakeMineLemon - Fairy Cookie Dough

©MakeMineLemon – Fairy Cookie Dough

When you are making cookies your ingredients should be at room temperature.  I always roll the dough onto parchment paper and use plastic wrap on top.  This way they do not get tough from too much flour.  With the plastic wrap on top your dough is visible and you can tell what thickness it is.  Then I pop the rolled dough still on the parchment onto a tray and into the refrigerator to chill.  Then I remove the plastic, I cut them out, remove the excess and pop them into the oven.

©MakeMineLemon - Fairy Cookie Cooling

©MakeMineLemon – Fairy Cookies Cooling

Mine baked for 11 minutes.  When they were completely cooled I scooped a small scoop of ice cream onto the cookie and topped with another, but if you are going to take their picture spread some ice cream about a half-inch thick, and then use your next smallest cookie cutter and cut out the ice cream for a perfect fit.  Wrap well in plastic and place in the freezer for a couple hours.

It is always possible that since the books were is such good shape she never cooked and did not care, and that is why they were in the yard sale in the first place, but maybe not that cheap price.   I always felt that husband did not value her things therefore they must not be worth that much.  So I feel obligated to use the recipes enough for both of us.  I hope you will make them too.

Thank you L for my cookie cutters – every time I use them I think of you. Thank you C for my rolling pin, and thank you P for the wonderful cooling racks – I use them every week.  I love my baking gear.

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Fairy Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • 1 stick butter (4oz) – room temperature
  • ½ cup superfine sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 ½ cup self-rising flour (7.5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or coffee liqueur to compliment the cocoa
  1. Mise en place ~ Gather Ingredients
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. Sift cocoa and flour; set aside.
  4. Cream butter and sugar.
  5. Cream in egg and vanilla.
  6. Add dry mixture; mix just to combine – don’t overwork or they will be tough.
  7. Roll out on a piece of parchment – place a piece of plastic wrap on top and roll to appropriate thickness.
  8. Press out cookies – place parchment on cookie sheet into the refrigerator just to chill.
  9. Pull off the excess scrap dough; place parchment with the cookies into the oven.
  10. Bake for approximately 10 – 12 minutes or until firm.
  11. Place on wire rack to cool.
  12. When cool take a scoop of The Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream and smoosh between 2 cookies. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the freezer about 2 hours or until ready to serve.
*If you do not have self-rising flour you can make your own. For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1¼ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
Mix to combine.
If you do not have superfine sugar just pop sugar into your Cuisinart and pulse. Or just make sure you cream your butter and sugar very well.
You can mix the dry ingredients and store in a labeled jar for future use and will make your baking easier.

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49 Responses to Fairy Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. These are such cool cookies and I love your cutter. Isn’t it fun to find a bargain? But I got the same impression you did about her husband. Well, you did her proud with these adorable cookies. We have family members who don’t appreciate our cookbook collection or our love for cooking. So I’ve written in my will who gets the cookbooks and the cookwear so this doesn’t happen to me :)

  2. Monique says:

    They are so cute:)

    Love your turquoise cutters too..out of all my cutters that set..not in turquoise..:( is the most used.

  3. These are so pretty! They definitely look like food fit for a fairy, and raspberry cheesecake ice-cream sounds divine.

  4. Hi, your ice cream sandwich’s look so yummy! I saw it on share your cup.
    Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  5. Madonna, I just love the little stories you share along with your wonderful recipes, about your dear Dad and the get-away car! The husband selling the books ~ I think you’re right on about that one, either he didn’t value her books, or the lady didn’t cook. :)
    Your little Fairy Ice Cream Sandwiches are perfection, great tip about rolling the dough out ~ I’m going to use it . . . I am so NOT good about rolling dough out evenly. :p

    Me too, I have those cutters and use them more than any others, but now, after seeing yours– I have turquoise envy! Mine are a boring white/cream color.

    Thank you for sharing this darling recipe! xo

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      Thank you Mari. I can’t imagine me teaching you anything, you are such a good cook. I do love my cookie cutters. They are sharp and when you press down the dough separates. You do not need to twist or wiggle them.

      I am sure my Dad would be amused if he knew I was talking about him. Well, maybe he knows. :)

  6. 5 books for a dollar? It is a steal! I share your dad’s concern about driving away fast in a getaway car. :) LOL. And these sandwich cookies came out beautifully! Definitely worth 1/5 of a dollar! :)

  7. What makes a cookie a fairy cookie? Love the name and the shape, it just doesn’t look like a fairy? I love getting great deals on used books, especially cookbooks! Thanks for linking this up to the weekend re-Treat link party.

  8. I love this idea…perfect size for my little grands! And…wow…I am definitely trying your cookie-cutting method! My kitchen and I are always covered with flour when finish! I am sure you have done the seller proud by enjoying her cookbooks…although she must not have loved them as much as you do or they wouldn’t be out there! Have a great weekend!…hugs…Debbie

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      Thanks Debbie. You can make the cookies as big or as little as you want. Just make sure they are all one size per tray so they bake evenly. Well, you probably already know that. :)

  9. These are so pretty and the recipe is simple enough. I like the idea for spreading the ice cream and cutting. The cookie flavor must be wonderful. I put Kahlua in my Pecan Pie.
    I am pinning, thanks for sharing.

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      They are very simple. Kahlua compliments chocolate, but have not tried it with Pecan Pie. I’ll make a note of that. I am always looking for a way to bump up flavor.

  10. Poppy says:


    A charming story, (I couldn’t read it fast enough!), and a pretty fairy cookie complemented by a cold surprise treat! Raspberry chill between sweet crunchy goodness! Thanks for all your tips, as usual, they make the difference!

    PS: Those pale green cookie cutters are pure nostalgic fun!

  11. Now this looks good enough to eat! Love the story of how you got the book also! I’ve had those ‘start the car’ moments myself. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  12. Aurelia says:

    Book bargains are always good to find! I’m curious though, what is the title of the book?

    I’ve found your post via Foodie Friday (it’s my first week taking part) :)

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      Hors d’Oeuvres by Vicki Liley. I hope you will try them. You do not have to make your own ice cream, but I have to tell you it is pretty darn good. Thanks for visiting.

  13. Amy Tong says:

    what a steal! :) hahaha….no wonder you need to start racing away. These fairy ice cream sandwiches are so adorable and I wanted some now. Ever since I make my own ice cream, I haven’t buy a tub in the market. Simply because my own taste a lot better and I know what goes into them. ;)

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I have had so much fun with these. At first I was upset about the ice cream, but now I have a couple good recipes and I don’t miss store-bought at all.

  14. I’d make these just for the delightful name! They sound wonderful. I love your dad’s sense of humor – he sounds like he’d be so fun to be around.

  15. Hmmm….I don’t think of a cookie, unless its savory, as an hors d’oeuvre but I’m glad you got the cook books because they certainly spurred you on to a wonderful creation.

    - The Tablescaper

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      My thoughts exactly, I always thought they were savory, but I guess they can be either. They made a great nibble.

  16. These are so cute, and what a bargain. I would have grabbed those books and beaten it out of there as well. Really, though, to have one’s cookbooks go to someone who will love them, and appreciate them, and use them, well, what more can we ask?

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Kitty says:

    Hi Madonna, I love Sam’s idea about putting her cookbooks and other cooking paraphernalia in her will. That’s an excellent idea. I’m glad you got a good deal on the cookbooks and have put them to good use. I’m loving your turquoise cookie cutters. I’m in cookie cutter envy (blush)!! I wish I had a fairy cookie right now. xo

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I loved Sam’s idea. Those cookie cutter sure are getting some attention. I do love them. Thanks Kitty for stopping by.

  19. Jann Olson says:

    Wow, you did get a steal! They are so fun and almost look too cute to eat. I said, almost. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Sanghamitra says:

    So cute and looks so yumm!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  21. Winnie says:

    These cookies simply look prefect!

  22. These look delicious! They are as cute as their name, too. My granddaughter would love something like this especially once I told her they were Fairy Ice Cream Sandwiches!

    Thanks so much for your comment on my French Script Table post! : )

  23. Oh I love this. Thanks so much for the recipe and Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  24. Linda says:

    Nice. Nice. Nice. What a recipe!! Thanks for showing how you made this. Linda

  25. Sherry says:

    I just came across this fairy cookie recipe tonight. These look great.

  26. Ms. Madonna, I am really happy I read this particular post today. First of all, it was my first laugh of the morning (“Who drove the getaway car?”), and second, I really needed your rolling out and cutting technique. I’m baking some cookies today, and am going to utilize your method- thanks!

    Love, Joy

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      Thanks for visiting Joy. I don’t know why, because it is an old joke, but every time Dad would say it I would laugh. Let me know how your cookies turn out.

  27. Can’t wait to make these! How cute and yummy! My husband will LOVE these! Thanks so much for sharing.

  28. I know it’s cool out right now but I am craving one of these sandwiches bad!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I hope you will try these if not now then when it is warm in your area. They really are a treat that I would like you to enjoy. Thank you for visiting me.

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