Ice Cream Pie With a Sugar Cookie Crust

Ice Cream Pie with a Sugar Cookie Crust (via abeautifulmess.com) Ice Cream Pie with a Sugar Cookie Crust (via abeautifulmess.com) I figured with all the holiday food you’re probably making and consuming this month, you could use a few more ideas for health foods… jk. This is not that. This is a very dangerous thing to have in your freezer unless you are hosting a celebration soon. Actually I could see this being a really fun alternative to a birthday cake. Just add candles!

Ice Cream Pie with a Sugar Cookie Crust (via abeautifulmess.com)What’s really fun about this is there is hardly any baking/cooking required. We’re going to make sugar cookie dough (which is a very old recipe from a family cookbook I have, handwritten notes style) and then bake it in a pie pan. Then we top it with all sorts of good things, mostly ice cream.

I had you at pie, right? Me too. Let’s make something fun!

Sugar cookie recipeIce Cream Pie With a Sugar Cookie Crust, makes one pie crust or a dozen large sugar cookies.

1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Cream together the softened butter and sugar. Then stir in the egg and vanilla extract. Stir in the baking powder, salt, and flour until a dough ball forms. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least thirty minutes and up to three days. This will make it easier to roll out.

Sugar cookie crustCover the bottom of your baking dish with parchment paper. Then generously butter the sides and parchment paper covered bottom of the pan. Roll out your sugar cookie into a large disc and gently place in your prepared pie pan. You can dust the edges with sanding sugar if you’re feeling fancy.

Bake at 375°F for 8-9 minutes, until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Allow to cool.

Fill pie crust with ice cream scoopsFill the sugar cookie crust with ice cream scoops. I used three different flavors just to make it pretty. 🙂 Freeze for an hour or overnight so it’s nice and firm before serving. Be sure to cover the entire pie loosely with plastic wrap before freezing so it won’t dry out or get freezer burn.

Ice Cream Pie with a Sugar Cookie Crust (via abeautifulmess.com) You may need to allow your pie to soften a little before slicing, depending how long you froze it for. Top with whipped cream, cherries, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, crushed peppermint sticks, etc!!!!! Enjoy. xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.